Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

Outreach and Workshops

All of our workshops are led by licensed mental health professionals with various areas of expertise.  Counseling & Psychological Services workshops are held in-person and virtually.  Students must be currently enrolled at CalPolyPomona to attend our workshops.  Registration is required.  Please look below for more information on our workshops.

Outreach Services

In addition to providing clinical services, our licensed mental health professional provide psychoeducation and prevention efforts through outreach presentations and workshops that address various mental health topics.  Faculty, staff, and student organizations may request outreach presentations that are audience-specific and tailored to a particular need.  To submit a presentation request, please send us an e-mail.

The likelihood of honoring your request is increased significantly if there are alternative dates/times, and you submit a request at least three (3) weeks in advance.

Please contact if you are interested in requesting an outreach presentation.

Mental Health Workshops

In our skill-focused workshops, students can learn coping strategies for a variety of presenting concerns, such as stress, motivation, negative emotions, and communication difficulties.  Workshops are not therapy, and participants are not required to disclose information regarding their personal problems.  However, participants are encouraged to ask questions and participate in discussion during the workshop.

Counseling & Psychological Services cannot guarantee confidentiality in our workshops.  However, we request that all attendees maintain privacy of any information shared during the workshop.  All material shared by the facilitator may not be copied, redistributed, nor published without permission.  Audio and/or visual recording of workshops is strictly prohibited.

Counseling & Psychological Services offers both in person and virtual workshops to meet the various needs of students.  Space is limited for in person workshops; there is no limit to the number of participants for our virtual workshops.

To promote the safety and health of students and staff, please do not attend in person events if you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are under quarantine or isolation orders.

Students must register on My Health Portal under "Groups and Workshops" menu option prior to attending.

Spring 2024 Workshops

Relationship with Self & Others

February 14, 2024, 12:00 p.m.

In this workshop, students will learn the impact of self-compassion and how it related to our relationships with others

Facilitators:  Cintia Rodriguez, LCSW and Cheyenne Smith, LCSW

Location:  CAPS, Building 66 Room 116


Self-Care + Boundaries

February 27, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

During these times of constant change and increased mental health demands, learn how to take care of yourself and the benefits of setting healthy boundaries, reflect on your preferences and learn strategies.

Facilitator:  Lideth Ortega-Villalobos, Ph. D.

Location:  CAPS, Building 66 Room 116



March 15, 2024, 10:00 a.m. thru 12:00 p.m.

I CAN HELP is a training program that teaches non-mental health professionals to help and support students experiencing thoughts of suicide and other mental health concerns.  Come and learn specific tools and interventions to support your peers and help refer them to appropriate resources.

Facilitators:  Hanna Lee, Ph. D. and Arthur Ritmeester, Ph. D.

Location:  CAPS, Building 66 Room 116


Together We Heal

A healing circle for mixed-status families

Tuesday, March 19, 12:00 p.m. thru 1:00 p.m.

Join the Bronco Dreamers Resource Center and CAPS for a guided discussion that aims to provide compassionate support and valuable insight in the dynamics of being part of a mixed-status family.

Facilitators:  Undocumented Student Services and Cintia Rodriguez

Location:  Rainbow Weaver Room, Building 26 Room 104


Communicating in our Relationships

March 21, 2024, 12:00 p.m.

Are you having difficulties expressing your thoughts and feelings in your relationships with friends, family members, romantic partners, or professors?  If so, this workshop can help you improve your relationships by identifying tools that promote effective communication that will foster greater relational health with those around you.

Facilitator:  Denise Urzua, LMFT

Location:  CAPS, Building 66 Room 116


Befriending Myself

April 9, 2024, 12:00 p.m.

In this workshops, participants will learn how to reflect on their ways of relating to themselves and attend to their emotional needs.  They will be introduced to the principles of mindful self-compassion practice.

Facilitator:  Ma. Gisela Sanchez-Cobo, LMFT

Location:  CAPS, Building 66 Room 116


R&B Mindfulness

April 30, 2024, 12:00 p.m.

Join CAPS for a mindful break from final exams.  This workshop will be an experiential guide meditation featuring the healing sounds from various R&B artists.  Come learn relaxation, mindfulness, and seep breathing skills for coping during high stress times.

Facilitator:  Cheyenne Smith, LCSW

Location:  Building 66 Room 126


Self-Guided Videos

Check out some of our workshops on our YouTube channel that you can follow at your own pace.