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Kansas State University
Counseling and Psychological Services
1105 Sunset Ave, Rm 101
Manhattan, KS 66502

Monday - Friday:  8am-5pm

785-532-3932 (fax)

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Workshops and Resources for Self-Care

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CAPS is offering workshops that teach skills related to stress management, getting better at relationships, managing difficult thoughts and emotions, mindfulness, and more.  To sign up for the workshop, go to your portal and select the "Workshops" tab on the left.  All workshops are also available asynchronously for more information or to have an asynchronous workshop added to your CANVAS page, please call us at 785-532-6927.

*Please note, that when you sign up through the portal for a workshop, you are agreeing to attend the meetings since these are scheduled appointments.  If you no-show or do not contact the department to cancel more than 24-hours in advance of the meeting, you will incur a $25 fee to your CAPS account.*

Below is information about our available workshops.

Anxiety Toolbox

Anxiety Toolbox focuses on helping students understand anxiety symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The sessions include modules dedicated to:

  1. understanding anxiety
  2. introducing a method for slowing down and disentangling the experience of anxiety
  3. developing alternative responses to anxiety

By the end of the workshop, students will have their own individualized plan for managing anxiety.

Workgroup Manual

Mondays 1:00 - 2:00 pm live via zoom or asynchronous

Body Image Workshop

This three-session workshop focuses on helping students learn about body image, what contributes to a negative body image, and how this relates to self-esteem and impacts relationships.  This workshop will give students skills for developing a more body-neutral relationship with themselves.

Workgroup Manual PDF file

Asynchronously only

Breakup Bootcamp

Breakup Bootcamp is a three-part series for folks contemplating whether they should break up, wondering how to break up, or struggling to get over a breakup.  Students can view the entire workshop or whichever section matches their current situation.

Workgroup Manual PDF file

Asynchronously only

BRIDGE (Building Relationship Intimacy and Dialogue Effectiveness) 

BRIDGE focuses on identifying ways to foster healthy relationships via self-monitoring, effective communication, and conflict resolution skills. The sessions include modules dedicated to helping students:

  1. better understand their values and boundaries in relationships
  2. learn the role of culture in communication, different styles of communication, and strategies for effective communication
  3. identify common causes of conflict and effective conflict management techniques

Workgroup Manual PDF file

Tuesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am live via zoom or asynchronous

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck focuses on helping students understand depressive symptoms and build skills to manage these symptoms. The sessions include modules dedicated to:

  1. understanding depression
  2. exploring how thoughts and behaviors impact depression
  3. addressing how students can begin to make changes to thoughts and behaviors to better manage depression

By the end of the workshop, students will have their own individualized plan for getting unstuck!

Workgroup Manual PDF File

Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm live via zoom or asynchronous

Reset and Thrive

A brief skills workshop series that provides education and application on coping skills to reset and thrive. The series provides a basic understanding of coping skills to utilize in managing stress, adversity, and fostering growth. Topics include self-compassion, motivation, and resilience.

Workgroup Manual PDF file

Asynchronously only

Risk and Harm Reduction

This two-session workshop series focuses on helping students reduce/manage their substance use.  By the end of the workshop, students will have an individualized relapse plan and have greater insight into their substance use. 

Workgroup Manual PDF file

Asynchronously only

Date Yourself

Date Yourself (courtesy of Drexel University) is a three-part workshop centered around understanding, developing, and improving a student's relationship with themself! In this workshop, students will address self-perception, relationship patterns (i.e., attachment styles), and techniques to improve self-esteem as it relates to healthy relationships. Students will learn to build up their own self-esteem to feel more confident about who they are and establish authentic relationships.

Workgroup Manual

Asynchronously only

ADHD & Life Skills Series

ADHD & Life Skills Series is a set of four single-session workshops that focus on helping students who either have ADHD or struggle with skills associated with planning and organizing.  The four different workshops also teach skills to reduce distraction and decrease procrastination. The sessions include modules dedicated to:

  1. Understanding ADHD and how it impacts, mood, school, life, and relationships
  2. Learning ways to schedule and prioritize daily life
  3. Developing tools to reduce distraction
  4. Gaining skills to combat procrastination

Handouts PDF Files
Reducing Distractions
ADHD 101

Wednesdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm live via zoom or asynchronous


RIO stands for Recognition, Insight and Openness. This is a workshop that teaches skills to handle painful thoughts and feelings effectively, in such a way that they have much less impact and influence.  RIO focuses on changing our relationship with our psychological pain and creating flexibility in how we respond to it. The main goals of RIO are to give you tools to recognize your concerns and to develop a clearer idea of what you want to change in your life. 

Workgroup Manual

Asynchronously only

Mood Management

Mood Management is a three-session workshop series intended to help increase your understanding of emotions and develop strategies to help you cope when your emotions become distressing and hard to tolerate. The goal is to provide you with skills to recognize and manage symptoms you may be experiencing.

Workgroup Manual

Mondays 10:30-11:30 am live via zoom or asynchronous

Resources for self-care