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Workshop and Training Offerings

CAPS Peer Educators offer trainings and programs to groups of students, such as Residential communities, Greek organizations, athletic teams, student organizations, and academic classes.  These programs include:

  • Stress Busters – Interactive workshop about your sources of stress, stress symptoms, and ways of managing your stress. Will demonstrate various relaxation strategies. Can also include a discussion about test anxiety and performance anxiety.
  • Time Out – Assess your current time management skills and learn additional strategies for using your time more effectively.
  • More Than Just the Blues – Discuss how clinical depression is different from just feeling “the blues.” Can include a discussion about suicide prevention. Also, learn about counseling resources on and off campus.
  • Who Needs Sleep in College Anyway – Discuss the effects of sleep (or lack of sleep) on your physical, mental and psychological health. Learn some ways to manage sleep difficulties.
  • Love the Body You’re In – Address issues of mindful eating, positive body image and moderate exercise for a healthy body and healthy mind. Can include information about signs and symptoms of eating disorders and treatment options.
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Tools for Conflict Management – Conflict is natural and can be an opportunity for growth.  Understand your conflict style and learn helpful tools for managing conflicts.
  • Healthy Self-Esteem: Love Your Self-ie – Everyone deserves to love themselves. Identify factors that influence your self-esteem and learn ways to improve your self-worth.

To request a program:

  • If you would like to request one of the above programs from the CAPS Peer Educators or discuss the option of having a more tailored program to meet your needs, please complete an on-line request form. NOTE: Requests need to be submitted at least 2-3 weeks in advance of the proposed program. (The last date to submit your program request form for Fall semester is November 15th and for Spring semester is April 10th).
  • Follow up with Robbin Loonan, MA, DVS, LPC at 609-771-2247 or loonanr@tcnj.edu if you do not hear from a CAPS Peer Educator within a week.
  • We will do our best to honor your request for programs in a timely manner, but please be aware that outreach programs are subject to availability of peer educators and CAPS staff members.  During very busy times providing direct clinical services will be prioritized.  Thanks for your understanding.
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