CAPS drop-in workshops address a multitude of student needs

Wednesday, September 1, 2021 CAPS drop-in workshops address a multitude of student needs

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A fresh lineup of student workshops is available for students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Workshop topics include pandemic resilience, assertiveness, anger management, gratitude, communication, life skill building and more.

Each workshop is hosted by a trained professional staff member from CAPS and most sessions last approximately 60 minutes. All workshops will be via Zoom. Students do not need to register beforehand to participate.

New this fall, the life skill building (or adulting) workshops are a series of weekly workshops addressing topics relevant to first-year students. The schedule includes:

  • 8/31 – Adulting 101: Who’s in charge of your life?
  • 9/7 – One Degree, Two Curriculum
  • 9/14 – Balancing School, Work, Family and Friends
  • 9/21 – How to Talk to Faculty
  • 9/28 – Are We Friends or Are We Something Else?
  • 10/5 – How to Be Your Own Best Friend
  • 10/12 – Managing Crisis
  • 10/19 – Relationship Patterns
  • 10/26 – Academic/Workplace Resilience
  • 11/2 – Academic Bullying
  • 11/9 – Increasing Your Personal Productivity
  • 11/16 – You Can Go Home, But It May Not be the Same
  • 11/30 – Keeping It Together When You Feel Like Falling Apart
  • 12/7 – Gifts from Your Family
  • 12/14 – Finishing Strong: The Semester End Game
  • 12/21 – Holiday Self-Care

Students can attend one or multiple workshops based on their interests for personal growth.

“It is not uncommon for students to encounter a bump in the road along their academic journey,” said Tricia Besett-Alesch, director of CAPS. “CAPS provides incredibly helpful skills in our workshops. The tools they gain will certainly help them navigate through tough times when/if needed. We encourage you to let your students know about these workshops to help them prepare and learn these important life skills.”

In addition to group workshops, students can participate in Let’s Talk, informal counseling conversations that take place in-person and online, or schedule individual counseling sessions to address personal concerns or concerns about a friend. Same-day sessions are often available for Initial Evaluations. To schedule an appointment, students should call CAPS at (402) 472-7450.

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