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.

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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 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.

Wednesday, February 21st

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Facilitator:  Joe Talley, PhD, ABPP
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Wednesday, March 14th

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Facilitator:  Joe Talley, PhD, ABPP
  • RSVP: Click Here        

Tuesday, March 27th

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Facilitator:  Joe Talley, PhD, ABPP    
  • RSVP: Click Here  

Tuesday, April 10th

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Facilitator:  Joe Talley, PhD, ABPP    
  • RSVP: Click Here 

Tuesday, April 24th

  • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Facilitator:  Joe Talley, PhD, ABPP 
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L.E.A.P. offers 4 steps to ease international students’ transition to the US and Duke by exploring and engaging in what they love, cultivating present moment awareness, and learning how to allow difficult emotions and thoughts as they pursue what matters to them.

Dates: February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

Time: 10:30 - 11:30 am

Facilitators: Yan Li, PsyD and Della Mosely, MS, EdS

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. 

 

Saturday, February 10th 

Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Facilitators:  Lia Gilmore, MSW, LCSW and Madeleine Brown

RSVP: Click here

FLOW will help you build psychological flexibility in dealing with life challenges, help create a roadmap of changes based on your values and goals, help you become aware of your moment experiences, and help you learn to create compassionate space for difficult thoughts and feelings.

Dates: TBA

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Facilitators: Jeff Kulley, PhD and Yan Li, PsyD