Workshops & Trainings

Wellness Training Certificate Programs are small group trainings led by CAPS clinicians. Trauma prevention and resiliency training programs can be arranged by request and customized according to specific needs. Contact to request a training or workshop.

For Internships, Fellowships and Practicum, please visit Graduate Training Programs.

Suicide Prevention Training

This workshop offers training and practice in suicide prevention skills, utilizing the nationally recognized QPR (“Question, Persuade & Refer”) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper approach. These skills carry CPR’s life-saving potential.

The Gatekeeper training includes:

  • Helping participants to identify risk and protective factors for suicide;
  • How to intervene with individuals at risk for suicide;
  • Practice in the QPR skills of questioning, persuading and referring suicidal individuals
  • How to contribute to the suicide prevention gatekeeper safety net before, during and after a crisis.

Next training for Students: 10/02/2018 2:00 - 3:30 pm. RSVP required by emailing:

Responding to Distressed & Distressing Students

Faculty and staff play a critical role in a student’s university experience and are in a position to become aware of a student in distress. This workshop will help you understand the components of this central role: identifying, responding to and referring distressed students. Participants learn to respond effectively to specific types of distressing behaviors to minimize classroom disruption while assisting the student with appropriate resources. Discussion will include:

  • Helping staff and faculty to proactively identify distress of various types (anxiety,
    depression, mania, psychosis, alcohol and drug abuse, suicidality, dangerousness to others);
  • How to respond to distressing students, consulting with and referring students to CAPS and/or the Consultation & Response Team (CRT).

Training for Faculty & Staff: 10/11/2018 10:00 - 11:30 am. RSVP required by emailing

CAPS Connect

CAPS Connect is a training designed for student leaders and campus partners who want more in-depth skills for responding to students in distress. The goal of this training is to help participants develop basic skills to engage students, assess signs of distress, increase help-seeking behaviors, and to be able to connect students to various campus resources, including CAPS.

Training for Students: 10/03/2018 10:00 - 11:30 am. RSVP required by emailing