CAPS Life Skills Workshops

Our workshops are designed to improve your academic and personal success at SJSU. 

 

Workshops are a great way for students to connect with peers, learn new skills and strategies, and grow both emotionally and educationally! We offer an extensive variety of workshops around the most important issues and challenges that students face.

Go directly to SJSU events web page (http://events.sjsu.edu/) to register for a workshop by clicking on the "start registration" button below.  Space is limited and workshops with low registration may be cancelled.  We will accept walk-ins if space is available. 

These workshops are for SJSU students only and are wheelchair accessible. If you need other accommodations, please contact: Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Wellness Center, Room 300B (third floor), 408-924-5910www.sjsu.edu/counseling.

There may be a few changes or additions, so come back often to see the most up to date schedule.


Spring 2018


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, February 19th, 2018            Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Boundary Setting: Asserting Myself and Saying No                   

Date: Monday, February 19th, 2018             Time: 4 - 4:50pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: Wei-Chien

Many of us know we "should" assert ourselves and say no. This workshop aims at (1) differentiating between "assertive" and "aggressive," (2) developing your own asserting styles, (3) practicing the mindset and emotional strengths of "I can say no," and (4) gaining practical skills in saying "no."


Sleep Better Feel Better 

Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018    Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm  button

Location: SWC 375/377                                   Facilitators: Alex

Dozing off in class? Frustrated by restlessness nights? Sleep deprivation can take a toll on your grades, relationships, and overall mental health. Learn how to improve sleep hygiene with a few effective techniques.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, February 21st, 2018      Time: 2 - 3:30pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Time Management

Date: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018        Time: 2 - 3:15pm         button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Scheanelle 

Attend this workshop to learn tips and strategies on how to better manage your time.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018            Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Motivational Mondays

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018           Time: 12:30 - 1:45pm  button

Location: SWC 122A                                         Facilitators: Jimma

Old habits die hard? Not until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized.


Boundary Setting for Sensitive and/or Empathetic People

Date: Monday, February 26th, 2018            Time: 4 - 5:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: Wei-Chien

It is extremely difficult for sensitive or empathetic people to set boundaries, which impact their health, stress level, self-care, joy of life, career development, and interpersonal relationship. This workshop aims at providing practical skills and mindset for sensitive or empathetic people to set boundaries to improve wellness.


Forgiveness and Acceptance

Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018     Time: 12 - 1pm             button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: David 

Forgiveness and acceptance are about being less affected by painful experiences and empowering ourselves. Learn proven strategies to help reduce feelings of anger or resentment after being hurt or wronged by someone. Also, discover how acceptance techniques can reduce our overall suffering around some of the most difficult experiences we have faced, and improve our quality of life.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, February 28th, 2018     Time: 2 - 3:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Study Skills

Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2018                  Time: 10 - 11:15am      button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: Amy

Explore different studying tools.


Top Habits

Date: Thursday, March 1st, 2018                  Time: 2 - 3:15pm          buttoinLocation: SWC 122A                                          Facilitators: Jimma

Ever wonder why some people are more successful than others? The answer is simple - they all have similar habits that help them become successful. Attend this workshop to discover some of these highly effective yet extremely easy habits and incorporate them in your own lives! 


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018                    Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Motivational Mondays 

Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018                    Time: 1:30 - 2:45pm   button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Jimma

Old habits die hard? Not until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized.


Stop Mood Swinging

 Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018                    Time: 4 - 4:50pm      link

Location: SWC 375/377                                      Facilitators: Wei-Chien

Let's learn skills and knowledge to deal with trigger, improve positive mood, and become unfixable.


Achieving a Work-Life-School Balance

Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018                   Time: 1 - 2pm                butotn

Location: SWC 122A                                          Facilitators: Yu-Ping

Come to learn various coping strategies and resources available to help you achieve work-life-school balance.


Getting off the Emotional Rollercoaster

Date: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018                   Time: 4 - 4:50pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: Wei-Chien

Deep sadness, strong emotions, and uncontrollable feelings are common experiences for people with challenging experiences. Come to this workshop to gain knowlege and skills to be able to feel deep without hurting too much, articulate feelings, and improve relationship. 


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018             Time: 2 - 3:30pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Goal Setting  

Date: Thursday, March 8th, 2018                 Time: 2 - 3:15pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: Scheanelle

Create short and long term goals towards being more productive.


Mental Health First Aid

Date: Friday, March 9th, 2018                         Time: 8am - 5pm       link

Location: SSC 602                                                 Facilitators: Wei-Chien & Colleen

MHFA is a 8-hour training course designed to teach individuals (trainers) methods for assisting someone who may be in the early stages of developing a mental health problem or in a mental health crisis. The course provides useful information on how to assist individuals who have a history of mental disorders, longer-term mental health problems, or help identify those developing serious mental health difficulties. Trainers who complete the 8-hour training program will learn a five-step action plan to: 1) assess a situation, 2) select and implement appropriate interventions, and 3) secure appropriate care for an individual experiencing a mental health problem. Trainers also learn risk factors and warning signs of mental illness and about available mental health treatments. Upon completion, trainers better understand the impact mental illnesses have on a person, their family, and communities. The National Council, which oversees Mental Health First Aid nationally and credentials trainers, will ensure the U.S. program continues to have a strong empirically-backing by ongoing evaluation in this country.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, March 12th, 2018                  Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Study Skills

Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018                Time: 11am - 12:15pm button

Location: SWC 375/377                                   Facilitators: Amy

Explore different studying tools.


Body Image

Date: Tuesday, March 13th, 2018                 Time: 1 - 2pm                button

Location: SWC 375/377                                    Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle 

Please join us for this fun, interactive, and informative workshop for women! We will be exploring our personal and cultural beliefs about body image, deconstructing how we have come to have these beliefs, and identifying ways to feel good about your body and establish a healthy body image. 


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018           Time: 2 - 3:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Communication and Assertiveness

Date: Friday, March 16th, 2018                  Time: 10:30am - 12pm button

Location: SWC 375/377                                     Facilitators: Richard E. 

Improve your communication skills with professors, employers, family and friends. Learn how to speak assertively when expressing yourself to others.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, March 19th, 2018                  Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Understanding Introversion: Being Introverted in a Extroverted World 

Date: Monday, March 19th, 2018                  Time: 1 - 2pm                button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Elena

How can introverts thrive in an extroverted world?  Introversion does not need to be perceived as a negative trait. This workshop aims to provide education on introversion and review practical skills on how to navigate our extroverted world as an introvert. 


Time Management + Goal Setting

Date: Tuesday, March 20th, 2018                 Time: 1 - 2:15pm          ubtton

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Amy

Attend this workshop to learn strategies on how to better manage your time and create short and long term goals towards being more productive. 


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, March 21st, 2018            Time: 2 - 3:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, March 26th, 2018                  Time: 12 - 1pm             button

Location: SU 3B                                                    Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come and enjoy some great company and coversations over some light refreshments! This is a great opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Open Women's Talk Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, March 28th, 2018           Time: 2 - 3:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                      Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases, and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups, and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, April 2nd, 2018                      Time: 12 - 1pm             button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Communication and Assertiveness

Date: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018                Time: 12- 1pm              button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: David 

Improve your communication skills with professors, employers, family and friends. Learn how to speak assertively when expressing yourself to others.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, April 4th, 2018                Time: 2 - 3:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Healthy Relationship 1 of 4: Myths and Taboos

Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2018                  Time: 11am - 12:30pm button

Location: SWC 300B                                          Facilitators: Michael & Holly

This first workshop in the series on Healthy Relationships will cover Myths and Taboos in the realm of relationships.


Social Skills for College Success - Professional Relationships

Date: Thursday, April 5th, 2018                    Time: 2 - 3:15pm         butotn

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Amy 

Wish you were more confident interacting with professors, advisors, and college staff? Learn tips to communicate effectively, and to manage feedback and constructive criticism. Feel more connected to campus. Come to a fun, interactive workshop to find out how these skills can help you in the future.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, April 9th, 2018                       Time: 12 - 1pm             button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Motivational Mondays 

Date: Monday, April 9th, 2018                       Time: 2 - 3:15pm         button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Jimma

Old habits die hard? Not until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized.


Time Management 

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018              Time: 10 - 11:15am      button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Scheanelle

Attend this workshop to learn tips and strategies on how to better manage your time.


Mindfulness for Beginners

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018              Time: 2:30 - 3:30pm  button

Location: SWC 122A                                          Facilitators: Stephanie

Learn the basics of mindfulness - a practice of paying attention non-judgmentally to the present moment - and how this practice can be used to help you live a fuller, more connected and present life.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018              Time: 2 - 3:30pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Healthy Relationships 2 of 4: Healthy and Unhealthy Conflicts

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018                Time: 11am - 12:30pm button

Location: SWC 300B                                         Facilitators: Michael & Holly

Learn more about Healthy and Unhealthy Conflict in Relationships.


Social Skills for College Success - Group Collaborations

Date: Thursday, April 12th, 2018                  Time: 2 - 3:15pm         button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Amy

Communicating in group situations can be challenging. Learn strategies to navigate group projects, study groups, and online communication. Resolve conflicts with roommates and classmates. Come to a fun, interactive workshop to find out how these skills can help you in the future.


Finding Happiness in a Stressful World

Date: Friday, April 13th, 2018                        Time: 12:30  - 2pm      button

Location: SWC 122A                                          Facilitators: Kell

Are you overwhelmed with stress? Want to silence your inner critic? Join us for this workshop on cultivating more happiness in your life. Come learn simple self-empowerment techniques to stress less and smile more.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, April 16th, 2018                     Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Goal Setting 

Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018              Time: 10 -11:15am       button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Scheanelle 

Create short and long term goals towards being more productive.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018             Time: 2 - 3:30pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Overcoming Procrastination

Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2018              Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm buton

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Yu-Ping

Identify why and how you procrastinate and how to create better habits. 


Healthy Relationships 3 of 4: Communication & Expectations in Relationships

Date: Thursday, April 19th, 2018                Time: 11am - 12:30pm button

Location: SWC 300B                                         Facilitators: Michael & Holly 

This workshop will explore the many facets of roles and expectations in communication.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, April 23rd, 2018                    Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Top Habits

Date: Tuesday, April 24th, 2018                 Time: 2 - 3:15pm          button Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Jimma

Ever wonder why some people are more successful than others? The answer is simple - they all have similar habits that help them become successful. Attend this workshop to discover some of these highly effective yet extremely easy habits and incorporate them in your own lives! 


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, April 25th, 2018        Time: 2 - 3:30pm            link

Location: SWC 375/377                             Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Healthy Relationships 4 of 4: Surviving Relationships

Date: Thursday, April 26th, 2018               Time: 11am - 12:30pm button

Location: SWC 300B                                         Facilitators: Michael & Holly 

Understand the natural course of romantic relationships, and learn about how to recognize when a relationship may not be working and how you might effectively end it.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, April 30th, 2018                    Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Time Management + Goal Setting

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018                Time: 1 - 2:15pm          button

Location: SWC 122A                                          Facilitators: Amy

Attend this workshop to learn strategies on how to better manage your time and create short and long term goals towards being more productive. 


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018                Time: 2 - 3:30pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Social Skills for College Success ~ Interpersonal Relationships

Date: Thursday, May 3rd, 2018                Time: 11am - 12:15pm     link

Location: SWC 375/377                               Facilitators: Amy & Megan

Are you new to campus, or looking to make some new friends? Develop friendships during the college years, and learn why it is important to get involved on campus. Manage conflicts and know when to compromise. Come to a fun, interactive workshop to find out how these skills can help you in the future.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, May 7th, 2018                         Time: 12 - 1pm             button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Motivational Mondays

Date: Monday, May 7th, 2018                         Time: 2 - 3:15pm         button

Location: SWC 122A                                           Facilitators: Jimma

Old habits die hard? Not until you’ve mastered the ‘Habit Loop’. Based on the bestseller by Charles Duhigg, this workshop will empower you to develop positive habits and stay motivated not only on a Monday but on everyday of a busy semester. Learn small habits that will go a long way to help you succeed and stay organized.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018                 Time: 2 - 3:30pm         button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


Social Skills for College Success ~ Personal Development

Date: Thursday, May 10th, 2018                  Time: 11am - 12:15pm link

Location: SWC 375/377                                    Facilitators: Amy & Minji

Self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-advocacy are skills that can help you master a variety of social situations on campus. Learn strategies to feel more in control of your college experience. Come to a fun, interactive workshop to find out how these skills and others can help you in the future.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, May 14th, 2018                      Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.


Open Talk Women's Workshop Series

Date: Wednesday, May 16th, 2018                Time: 2 - 3:30pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                  Facilitators: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and perceived) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures, groups and self-care tips. We will explore and discuss educational topics such as time management, procrastination, prioritizing, setting goals, and communicating with others.


International Student Coffee Hour

Date: Monday, May 21st, 2018                       Time: 12 - 1pm              button

Location: SU 3B                                                   Facilitators: Minji

Wanna meet some friends? Come enjoy some great company and conversation over some light refreshments! This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.