CAPS session limits lifted; workshops offered throughout spring

Northwestern Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will no longer limit students to a twelve session limit. Students interested in CAPS services will receive a personalized care plan, offering a variety of options for treatment. 

Vice President for Student Affairs Patricia Telles-Irvin announced the changes in an early April email, citing a fall task force in deciding to change the session limit model. The task force included CAPS leadership, the Dean of Students and various student leaders. 

In addition to treatment options, CAPS workshops aim to help Northwestern students in a variety of ways, from promoting a better understanding of work-life balance to improving concentration and performance. Workshops combine lecture and experiential learning in a few sessions to help students learn and practice essential skills. 

Through workshop participation, students can work to demystify and discuss the oft-suggested practices of mindfulness and self-care. Learn more than sleep smartphone app results demonstrate by attending a Sleep and Health for Performance workshop. Other workshop topics include an introduction to mindfulness, the eternally elusive work-life balance and a stress break session designed to create successful strategies for exam weeks. 

Spring 2016 options include workshops and drop-in clinic hours. Students can register here and sign up for workshop updates here. Check in each quarter for updated workshop options.