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If you would like to speak to a clinician immediately, please call CAPS at 805-437-2088. If you reach the voicemail, select option 1 to access 24/7 phone counseling.

Submit Outreach Requests

Below is a short list of the types of presentations that CAPS staff can provide to groups of any size and configuration. Any of these presentations can be tailored to your specific needs. If you have a topic about which you would like a presentation and do not see it listed here, please contact Stacy Udolph, LCSW, Outreach Coordinator at Stacy.udolph@csuci.edu.

Counseling and Psychological Services: Clinician-Facilitated Programs

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), upon request, may provide educational presentations and workshops in the following topic areas:

Helping Students of Concern:  How to Recognize and Refer (Active Bystander Training)

The goal and purpose of this presentation is to recognize the warning signs of distress, disruptive and threatening behaviors, gain tools and strategies for responding to such behaviors, and learn how to report behaviors of concern.

Mental health concerns facing college student -

This presentation is tailored to examine common mental health concerns for college students and other contributing factors, identifying signals of distress, explore causes for psychiatric disorders, review literature on mental health, and identify strategies and treatment for promoting good mental hygiene.

Eating and body image-related concerns: What are they, who has them, and how can I help?

This workshop is an interactive exploration of commonly held beliefs about eating and body image concerns. Objectives include addressing the various types of eating disorders, identifying the signs and symptoms, specifying at-risk individuals, describing both negative body image and positive body image, how to help a friend, and prevention.

Active Listening and Communication Skills 

The goal of this presentation is to learn about the benefits of active listening, ways to practice active listening, discover strategies to work through conflicts, describe ways to work appropriately with difficult individuals, self-care techniques, and additional resources.

General information on CAPS services 

Gain general knowledge about Counseling and Psychological Services such as individual counseling, couples therapy, group counseling, workshops, reasons students visit CAPS, counseling and confidentiality, and when to seek help.

Diversity and Culture on College Campuses

This presentation is tailored more for faculty and staff who are looking to increase their knowledge on cultural competency, learn about polyculturalism vs. multiculturalism, understanding the importance of class, race, ethnicity, acculturation, and traditions when working with students of all backgrounds

Building Healthy Relationships

The main objectives in this presentation are to discuss and identify relationship concerns that college students experience, active listening, cultural/social sensitivity, boundaries and assertiveness, healthy versus unhealthy relationships, substance use and violence, and general resources on-campus such as Title IX, CAPS, and Campus Police.

Mindfulness Based Workshop

This workshop is an engaging, interactive opportunity to introduce to the practice of mindfulness. Learn about the history of mindfulness between Eastern traditions and Western medicine, how to incorporate mindfulness into our busy lives, different forms of meditation, and formal and informal ways to practice mindfulness.

Filling the Empty Nest – Skills for families of students

This workshop is an engaging, interactive opportunity to introduce to the practice of mindfulness. Learn about the history of mindfulness between Eastern traditions and Western medicine, how to incorporate mindfulness into our busy lives, different forms of meditation, and formal and informal ways to practice mindfulness.

Suicide Prevention

This presentation will bring awareness to the prevalence of suicide. Learn about how to talk about suicide, how to use the correct terminology, suicide rates, warning signs, suicide and students, potential causes, support, and ways to prevent suicide.

For more information on CAPS services please visit the CAPS website.

*Please note that we require a two week lead time on all requests.   We ask that you guarantee at least five attendees at the presentation and provide appropriate audiovisual accommodations.   Thank you.