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CAPS Seminars, Workshops & Groups

Seminar, workshop and group services available to Stanford students through CAPS 2018-2019

SKILLS WORKSHOPS: 2, 3 and 4-session workshops to learn and practice skills and strategies

Anxiety Toolbox: Increase your understanding and knowledge of anxiety, gain skills to recognize and manage anxiety, and to establish a practice with life-long tools you can use while facing anxiety-triggering situations. Anxiety Toolbox teaches skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is an evidence-based treatment effective for anxiety. three 60-minute sessions, some workshops are two 90-minute sessions

When: Multiple workshops available through CAPS, at Vaden, at a variety of times with different therapists.  See the link to our schedule.

How to Access: Call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist/ access coordinator. Ask to be scheduled for an Anxiety Toolbox workshop series.
 

Interpersonal Effectiveness and Assertiveness: Learn techniques to be effective in identifying what you want, and asking for what you want, and saying no, in variety of interpersonal situations.  This workshop teaches skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) an evidence-based treatment. Three 60-minute sessions

Facilitator: Carolina Corrales-Gaviria MA and Amy Wilkinson LCSW

When: Three Wednesdays 2:30-3:30 dates: 7/10, 7/17, 7/24 at Vaden

How to Access: Call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist access coordinator. Ask to be scheduled for the Interpersonal Effectiveness workshop series.
 

Student Sleep Health Program: Learn methods to fall asleep and stay asleep, manage common sleep problems, and work with anxiety around sleep and problems with sleep. Change beliefs, behaviors and habits that interfere with healthy sleep. Four 90-minute sessions

Facilitators: Suzie Bruch MD, with Fiona Barwick PhD DBSM, Shantha Gowda PsyD, Andrew Guzman PsyD

When: Four Fridays 3:00-4:30 dates: 7/19, 7/26, 8/09, 8/16 at Kingscote

How to Access: Call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist access coordinator. Ask to be scheduled for the Student Sleep Health Program workshop series.

 

Healthy Romantic Relationships: Interactive and informational workshop about romantic relationships.  Learn basic skills and information about establishing, maintaining and exiting a romantic relationship. Three 90-minute sessions

When: Three Tuesdays 3:00-4:30 dates: 7/02, 7/09, 7/16 at Vaden

Facilitator: Gerald Shorty PhD and Nicole Buitrago MA

How to Access: Call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist/ access coordinator. Ask to be scheduled for Dr. Shorty and Nicole Buitrago’s  Healthy Romantic Relationships workshop series.


Sex, Intimacy and Romance: A three-session workshop designed to provide psychoeducation and skills-building around navigating sex, intimacy, and romance. Three 60-minute sessions.

When: three Fridays from 2:00-3:00 dates: 7/26, 8/02, 8/09 at Vaden

Facilitator: LaWanda Hill PhD

How to Access: Call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist/ access coordinator. Ask to be scheduled for Dr. LaWanda Hill’s Sex, Intimacy and Romance workshop series.


Perfectionism: a four–week deep dive into the origins and aspects of perfectionism- learn how it may be working in your life. Investigate how this drive is impacting you and your goals.   Four 60-minute sessions

When: Four Tuesdays from 1:00-2:00 dates: 7/09, 7/16, skip 7/23, 8/30, 8/06

Facilitator: Meag-gan O’Reilly PhD

How to Access: Call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist/ access coordinator. Ask to be scheduled for the Perfectionism workshop.
 

THERAPY GROUPS: 6-8 sessions to work deeply with specific themes

Detox: Emotion focused process group for Graduate students only.  A space to recover from and prevent future burnout.

When: Six Tuesdays, from 10:00-11:00 dates: 7/09, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/06, 8/13 at Vaden

Facilitator: LaWanda Hill PhD

How to Access: Pre-group consultation is required with Dr. Hill. Email Dr. Hill directly at drlhill@stanford.edu or call CAPS at 650-723-3785 or come by CAPS in person to speak with our therapist/ access coordinator.  Ask to be scheduled for a group screening session with Dr. Hill.

 

DROP-IN GROUPS WITH CAPS IN THE COMMUNITY

CAPS Community Drop-in Groups- supportive drop-in sessions with CAPS clinicians in the community- no pre-registration or CAPS contact required
 

Grief 101:  A supportive and educational overview about what to expect from the bereavement process following a loss to death. Informational and support resources will be explained and consultation and Q & A is available after session.

Where: Kinsgcsote 101

When: TBD

Facilitator: Helen Hsu PsyD

How to Access: Drop in

 

Grief Group

What: A support meeting for students affected by loss

When: TBD

Where: Circle room in old union near office of religious life

Facilitators: Helen Hsu PhD from CAPS, as well as staff from Office of Religious Life and Residence Life.

How to Access: Drop in

For more information please contact: (650) 723-1762, religious-life@stanford.edu

 

Student Groups

There are a variety of ways for students to contribute to health programs, projects, and activities. Gain hands-on knowledge and experience, enhance your leadership and interpersonal skills, and develop great new relationships while educating and empowering fellow students. Please contact health@stanford for more information about these opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. If you are interested about a topic not listed here, please contact us and we will do our best to support your pursuits.

Emotional Well-Being and Wellness

The Happiness Collective 

Join a diverse group of students whose mission is to bring joy, happiness, resilience and wellness to campus life. 

The Bridge

Friendly, approachable student staff offer free, confidential peer counseling, information and referrals. Their goal is to help fellow students develop their own solutions to problems or uncertainties. For more information, contact the Bridge office at 650-723-3392 or visit The Bridge Peer Counseling website.

The Real World: Stanford

A New Student Orientation theatrical production, written, directed and performed by talented Stanford students.Learn what happens when students leave home and start getting real. This is the story of 1700 new students who come to Stanford and discover their lives have changed. 

Stanford Peace of Mind

This student group is dedicated to educating students about mental health concerns and decreasing stigma. 

Peer Health Educators (PHEs)

PHEs are residential staff who promote health and wellness in their houses. They are a culturally inclusive, highly diverse team that represents all aspects of the undergraduate student community.

Nutrition and Body Image

Students can take part in the Stanford Healthy Body Image Program and related projects through leadership and internship opportunities that promote positive, health-oriented changes. The mission of the Healthy Body Image Program is to establish university-wide healthy eating and body image enhancement to  prevent the onset and relapse of eating disorders, facilitates treatment for students with eating disorders, and foster a positive culture and environment for all students to achieve healthy weight and enjoy a positive body image.

Nutrition Intern

A nutrition internship allows students to conduct research, prepare educational materials, lead campaigns on nutrition and health issues, and translate the latest nutrition findings into influential campus-wide programs.  Interns work directly with I Thrive @ Stanford nutritionists to design creative, evidence-based programs that address the needs of Stanford students.  All applicants should have a foundation in nutritional concepts, and taking Hum Bio 120 “Human Nutrition” is highly recommended. 

Research

The Healthy Body Image Program and I Thrive @ Stanford are committed to providing evidence-based programs to students and collaborate with several research groups to develop and evaluate cutting-edge interventions.  The School of Medicine is a leader in eating disorders, obesity, and prevention science. Learn more about current research opportunities at the links below:

Relationships and Sexual Health

HIV*PACT

HIV anonymous test counselors

SHPRC

Sexual Health Peer Resource Center counselors

Men Against Abuse Now (MAAN)

MAAN is an all-male group united to end violence on campus and in our culture and a program of the Stanford Community Partnership to End Violence Against Women. 

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night is an international protest against sexual violence. Stanford holds an annual candlelight walk across campus for men and women to join as partners in ending sexual violence.