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.

This workshop will demonstrate and guide you through learning and rehearsing anxiety and stress reduction techniques to help calm the body and quiet the mind for more effective study and rewarding connections.

Fall 2018 Offerings

By learning how to work with stress and emotions you will build psychological flexibility in dealing with life challenges. This 4-week workshop helps participants create a roadmap of changes based on personal values and goals, cultivate awareness of in-the-moment experiences, and help individuals learn to develop compassion for difficult thoughts and feelings.

Fall 2018 Offering

Join us in setting aside an afternoon during the winter to cultivate and nurture your relationship with your partner.  Couples of any gender or sexual orientation are welcome.  We will provide the exercises, information on the brain science, the frame for discussions, and the focused prompts. You will come with openness to explore and relate, along with a willingness to be vulnerable.  Partners will work together and there is no requirement to share with larger group. Only one member of the partnership needs to be a Duke student. 

Fall 2018 Offering

The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of specific skills that calm and focus your mind; and through the practice of meditation. If you are feeling pressured and stressed, or just interested in learning a new skill that can enrich your life, these classes are for you!

Click below for the various offerings of Koru classes here at Duke this semester

Koru Basic:  Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

Koru 2.0:  Advancing Mindfully

Koru Retreats:  Half Day Mindfulness Experience

This group focuses on cultivatingunderstanding about how disordered eating, body shape, weight, sociocultural pressures, and other personal and life experiences impact the relationship we develop with food. Participants will learn skills to betteridentify and respond to triggers. 

This group meets every Friday from 11:00 - 12:00pm. 

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This 3-week workshop covers many of the challenges typical of academic stress while providing helpful solutions and skills that can be applied immediately. Each week is focused on a different topic: Procrastination, Time Management, and Resisting Distractions. 

Fall 2018 Offerings

Rhythm and Flow is a four-part workshop series, inspired by women for women. Take part in a fun and relaxing opportunity for female identified students. Explore the creative uses of the drumming circle. Give voice to your power to connect and transform in community. No drumming experience necessary!

Fall 2018 Offering