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 ( 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),

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

Fall 2017 

Achieving a Work-Life-School Balance

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017                         Time: 12 - 1pm       pic

Location: SWC 122A                                               Facilitator: Yu-Ping

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

Sleep Better Feel Better I

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017           Time: 12:30 - 1:30pm pic

Location: SWC 375/377                                 Facilitator: 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

Wenesday, November 29th, 2017                    Time: 1-2:00pm    register

Location: SWC 122A                                             Facilitator: Colleen & Scheanelle

Join us for this interactive workshop where we will talk about identities, biases and images (self and percieved) within a safe and supportive environment. Come and share your experiences and learn about various cultures and groups. 

Motivational Mondays

Monday, December 4th, 2017                        Time: 2 - 3:15pm        button

Location: SWC 375/377                                    Facilitator: 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.

Loan Repayment Options

Monday, December 4th, 2017                    Time: 3:30 - 4:30pm    button

Location: SWC 122A                                      Facilitator: Philip Smith

This workshop will cover the various options for loan repayment. (Federal Student loans only) It also covers returning to school and any difficulty making payments. 

Finding Happiness in a Stressful World

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017                           Time: 12:30 - 2pm  pic

Location: SWC 122A                                              Facilitator: 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.