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 Safe Training

The UCLA Suicide Safe Model aims to transform higher education to significantly reduce suicide by equipping multiple campus communities and stakeholders around suicide safety and response. Objective of the training include: recognizing that we are all affected by personal, societal and cultural attitudes about suicide; using a step-by-step technique to act to help a person at risk of suicide and be safe for now; identifying the next step after a person has been assisted in a suicide-related crisis; appreciating the value of improving community resources; and appreciate the concepts of life-promotion and self-care in the context of suicide. This training is appropriate for all members of the UCLA community including campus partners, staff, faculty, and students who wish to better understand suicide and assist with its prevention outside of mental health settings. 

Next training for Students, Faculty, & Staff: January 29, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 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: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 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: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:00 - 11:30 am. RSVP required by emailing