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On the Road Workshops

Due to the nature of counseling and safety of our staff and students during these COVID-19 times, we will be offering our same quality services virtually until the university has entered Phase Green under the Covid-19 Response Plan.  For more information and to check current phase, please visit the  Covid-19 Response Page

CAPS often receives requests to present various programs to the UR community so we are pleased to offer some of our most requested programs as On the Road workshops.  These are 1-hour workshop sessions.  More time and planning goes into tailored workshops that during the semester unfortunately, CAPS staff is usually not able to accommodate.  Please review the following information:

Considerations and Guidelines:

  • CAPS Staff need at least 2-3 weeks’ notice to schedule workshops so keep this in mind when planning.
  • CAPS Staff work from 8:30-5pm and we realize many student meetings and events take place later in the evening so if you could please be flexible with timing (earlier in the evening, when possible).
  • CAPS Staff is likely only available the first few weeks of the semester to offer these workshops, if this does not work out for your timeline, please check out CAPS YouTube channel where we have created some videos that you may share with your group.
  • Some of our programs are offered by CAPS staff but due to scheduling, it may be one of our CAPS Trainees (Master’s/Doctoral Level Students) or one of our fabulous CAPS Interns (UR undergrads).

If you would like a CAPS presentation, please email caps@richmond.edu with your request, tentative dates and times, and, when possible, select from the following menu of options: 

CAPS Services
Learn about how to get started at CAPS, hear about our Individualized Care model, and when to seek CAPS versus other resources. Please visit our CAPS Services page
How to Help a Friend in Distress

https://caps.richmond.edu/services/index.htmlhttps://caps.richmond.edu/services/index.htmlWhen mental health concerns arise, often times we might not know how to respond in an effective manner to support the person. This workshop will briefly walk you through a few common mental health concerns and how to respond effectively. This workshop is a good pre-cursor to Mental Health First Aid to give you a few pointers on how to help a friend or someone around you who might be struggling!

Intro to Mindfulness

This workshop will serve as an introduction to mindfulness. It will explain the meaning of mindfulness and offer activities that allow students to practice this beneficial skill. Students will learn how mindfulness is helpful for mental and physical health.

Mini-MAP

Mini-MAP will introduce all the skills discussed during the full MAP. Build your understanding of anxiety and learn useful skills to cope with anxiety.

Online Self-Help (TAO)

TAO, Therapy Assisted Online, is a free self-help tool that you can access and use on your own time. TAO offers skill-building learning for anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and mindfulness. For this workshop, a CAPS counselor will teach you how to access TAO and how to use it in a way that will be most beneficial for you.

Sex. To Have or Not to Have? That is the question!

This workshop will allow students to explore the topic of sex openly. It will focus on why some students choose to partake in sex, and others choose to abstain.