Winter 2021 CAPS Workshops and Groups for CoE Students

CAPS will be offering several virtual mental health focused workshops and groups this semester, tailored specifically for our CoE students. The topics for the workshops are:

Strategies to Improve Attention and Focus                                                                  Monday, February 1, 2021 from 2-3pm

  • Register here for this interactive virtual CAPS workshop for CoE students, which will use small group/partner discussions to help you better understand why you may be having difficulty concentrating on academics and identify strategies to help improve attention and focus. 

Finding Motivation During the COVID-19 Pandemic                                                  Tuesday, February 2, 2021 from 1-2:30pm

  • In the midst of COVID-19, we are all finding it challenging to stay motivated and work towards our goals, whether they be academic or personal. Register here for this highly interactive virtual CAPS workshop for CoE students, which will utilize small group/partner discussions, in addition to self-reflection, to help you identify strategies to increase your motivation during the pandemic, while also engaging in self-care. 

Strategies to Stop Procrastinating and Better Manage Time                                          Wednesday, February 10, 2021 from 1:30pm-3pm

  • If you find yourself constantly procrastinating coursework, having a difficult time starting projects, and wasting time, then this virtual CAPS workshop for CoE students is for you! This interactive workshop will help you understand why you procrastinate, how to stop the procrastination cycle, and learn different strategies to better manage your time. Register for the workshop here.

#AnxietyToolbox Workshop Series                                                                                Monday, February 15, 22 and March 1, 2021 from 1pm-2:30pm

  • This three part virtual CAPS workshop series will help CoE students understand and better manage their anxiety and how to integrate anxiety management strategies into their daily life. The first 60 minutes of the workshop will focus on providing students with information about anxiety and the last 30 minutes of the workshop is optional, and will provide students with additional time to practice the various skills discussed during each workshop. In order to register, students must be able to attend all three workshops. 

Balancing Gaming with Academics                                                                              Wednesday, February 24, 2021 from 3-4pm

  • Playing video games is a wonderful way to connect with others, destress and relax, and engage in friendly competition. However, there may be moments when you lose track of time while gaming and notice that you are spending less time on academics or neglecting other aspects of your life. Register here for this interactive virtual CAPS workshop for CoE students, which will help you better understand the role of gaming in your life and help you limit your playing time, to help you reap the benefits of gaming, while avoiding/limiting the repercussions.

Mindfulness Workshop Series                                                                                         Monday, March 15, 22, & 29 from 3-4pm

  • This three part CAPS Mindfulness Workshop Series is for CoE students wanting to learn about mindfulness and cultivate their own mindfulness practice. In order to register, students must be able to attend all three sessions.

A downloadable version of the Winter 2021 CAPS Workshops for CoE students can be found here:  Winter 2021 CAPS Workshops for CoE students

A semester long counseling group for CoE Graduate Students will also be offered for students who are in-state and enrolled in classes. 

Understanding Self and Others for CoE Graduate Students                                Facilitators: Kayla Douglas, LLMSW & Nidaa Shaikh, PsyD

When: Thursdays starting 2/11/21 to 4/15/21 from 2-3:30pm 

Description: This semester-long virtual CAPS interpersonal process group is designed for CoE graduate students who want to explore personal growth and gain awareness to enhance their functioning in personal and academic settings. This is a group for CoE graduate students who have concerns about important relationships in their life, need more support, want to be supportive of others, and want time to explore feelings and thoughts. This virtual space will establish a strong collaborative environment to foster healthy self-concepts and hope for the future, through a sense of shared experiences. This group will require a semester commitment. Please email caps-engin@umich.edu before February 5th, 2021 to register.

A downloadable version of the CoE Grad USO Group Flyer can be found here: Winter 2021 CAPS Understanding Self and Others for CoE Grad Students

This semester, CAPS on Central campus is offering 12 different groups for all enrolled, in-state University of Michigan students, in addition to 3 drop-in lunch series for enrolled students regardless of where they currently reside. More information about the workshops and how to sign up can be found on the website.