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UCLA Counseling and Psychological Center

The goal of providing workshops and trainings is to help educate campus communities on mental health issues, empower them to utilize helping skills and proactive wellness practices, eliminate the stigma towards mental health through a community of care, and bring CAPS into the larger UCLA community.

Most CAPS Workshops and Trainings will be done virtually via Zoom, unless stated otherwise. The dates for each session is below. Should you have any questions, please email

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Quarterly Scheduled Workshops

Suicide SafeTraining

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.

In the RISE Center:
Monday, 10/10/22 10:00 - 12:00 pm
Monday, 10/24/22 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Tuesday, 11/24/22 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Zoom link:

Assisting Distressed & Distressing Students

This workshop will help participants understand how to create a culture of health in their sphere of influence, what resources are available to students in distress, and how they can assist students in getting connected with them. Participants will also hear about emergency procedures regarding distressed and distressing students.

In RISE Center:
Wednesday, 10/12/22 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Thursday, 11/3/22 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Friday, 11/18/22 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Zoom link:

Intro to CAPS

Intro To CAPS is a training designed for students, student organizations, and campus partners who want to learn more about CAPS services and how to initiate services. This training also covers campus and student resources available at UCLA as well.

Please send request to .

Request a Workshop or Training

CAPS professional staff are sometimes available to provide workshops to students, staff, and faculty organizations on a variety of topics. Although staffing for outreach is limited, we will do our best to accommodate requests and provide appropriate referrals as needed.

Please aim to comply with the following when requesting a workshop:

  • Make your request at least three weeks before the workshop date
  • Due to the many responsibilities of CAPS staff and the large request for services, we must require a minimum of 10 audience members at each function.
  • Communicate any changes in needs, logistics, or preferences for the workshop with your facilitator(s)
  • Meet the facilitator(s) at the location 15 minutes prior to the start time of the workshop/request

Request a Workshop or Training

We also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the workshops offered by SHEP and Resilience in the Student Experience (RISE) at .