Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Workshops and Discussions

CAPS offers a variety of programs and workshops geared toward students' every day life experiences, covering a variety of topics related to student development and personal growth. These programs and workshops all have in common a commitment to providing students the knowledge and variety of life skills important for surviving and thriving here at Duke and beyond.

Developed right here at Duke, Koru Mindfulness is an evidence-based program specifically designed for teaching mindfulness and meditation as way to manage stress and reduce anxiety. You will learn specific skills that help calm and focus your mind, including breathing exercises, guided imagery, body scan, and more! Over 700 Duke undergraduate and graduate students have been trained through Koru, so you're in good company.

To see what opportunities are available, click here.

Back on campus? How is it feeling to be here at Duke during COVID-19? Is it what you expected? How are you adjusting to the new normal? Come and talk with others about how to navigate the "not normal" campus situation. 

This group will be held on Tuesdays (8/25- 11/10) from 12:00-1:00pm. 

  • August 25th
  • September 1st 
  • September 8th 
  • September 15th 
  • September 22nd 
  • September 29th 
  • October 6th 
  • October 13th 
  • October 20th 
  • October 27th 
  • November 3rd
  • November 10th 

Registration is required. To register, click here. For questions, email Liadainn Gilmore

How is your connection to Duke affected while studying remotely? Has the pandemic caused changes that feel too hard to manage alone? Remember you are not alone. Come together to share experiences, get ideas and become more resilient.

This group will be held on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00pm. 

  • August 27th 
  • September 3rd 
  • September 10th 
  • September 17th
  • September 24th 
  • October 1st 
  • October 8th 
  • October 15th
  • October 22nd 
  • October 29th 
  • November 5th 
  • November 12th

Registration is required. To register, click here. For questions, email Liadainn Gilmore

Please bring yourself and or your partner to zoom with Duke CAPS as we share and discuss the intricacies of maintaining and creating healthy communication, patterns and boundaries during this anxiety filled time. There will be information and strategies shared that you may find helpful as you social distance together or apart. Come as you are- there are no right answers, but lots of right ideas.

(Only Duke students are able to register for the workshop; Participants are welcome to bring their partners with them). 

There are three offerings for this session. Registration is required and linked below. 

Registration is required. For questions, email Liadainn Gilmore

During this time of increased awareness of the far-reaching prevalence and impact of systemic racism, white folks can be left wondering what we can do  to  challenge  white supremacy and to contribute to  a more just and humane world for  everyone.  In this weekly group, white participants will work together to reflect upon different characteristics of White Supremacy Culture (Okun & Jones, 2001) and how they manifest in our lived experiences.  This  group is  a community to support and challenge one another to name unquestioned norms and standards of white supremacy, recognize  their impact, and identify ways that we can shift our reactions to more fully participate in  building  an anti-racist culture.  It is  through collective work that we have the opportunity to  heal  and liberate ourselves from white supremacy.

Participants must:

  • Complete a pre-group screening---Call 919-660-1000 to get started. 
  • Have the ability to securely participate via Zoom 
  • Show faces on Zoom

Starting September 14th, this group will meet every Monday from 5:00 - 6:30pm.

For questions, email Rebecca Hurst


This group will provide an opportunity for Black graduate women to grow as individuals in a safe and supportive space. The goal of the group is to help you become your best self in connection with others. The participants will co-create topics which might include: friendship and sisterhood, job and career, practicing self-care, health and fitness, relationships, spirituality and sexuality.  

Participants must:

  • Complete a pre-group screening---Call 919-660-1000 to get started. 
  • Have the ability to securely participate via Zoom 
  • Show faces on Zoom

This group will meet on Tuesdays from 5:15PM-6:30PM.

For questions, email Mazella Fuller