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Outreach: Groups, Workshops, and Trainings

CAPS provides a wide range of programs and services to members of the Cal Maritime community. The following is a list of our programs and services. Please contact the CAPS Counselor, Dr. Ian Wallace (iwallace@csum.edu; 707-654-1174) for any service requests that you may have. It is recommended that you submit requests at least 2-3 weeks prior to the program date to allow adequate time to schedule and prepare for the requested program.

Orientation Sessions

This session is offered to individuals or groups, who are members of the Cal Maritime community. In this 15-30 minutes session the CAPS Counselor will present information about the services offered through CAPS and how to access them. During this session, time can also be dedicated to identifying specific service needs of the group that the Counselor can provide programming.

Class Presentations

The CAPS Counselor can attend a class meeting to inform students about services or to present on a psychoeducational topic selected by the instructor (see list below for possible topics).

Group Facilitations

This service is for students, staff, and faculty who may need a professional who is trained in group dynamics to facilitate a group activity or process. The CAPS  Counselor may also be able to present on a topic of interest to the group, for which they had knowledge or expertise.


CAPS provides consultation on a variety of topics to individuals and groups who are members of the Cal Maritime community. The CAPS Counselor can hold one or more sessions with you to address a wide range of concerns, such as, how and when to refer a student in distress, how to deal with conflict in the workplace/student organization, how to deal with a student or colleague who displays bizarre and/or disruptive behaviors, and other concerns.

Workshops and Groups

The CAPS Counselor will design and facilitate one or a series of workshops that cover topics of interest. CAPS also provides regular groups and workshops each semester, including reducing problematic drinking. Current groups and workshops open to Cal Maritime students are listed on the Current Semester Groups and Workshops page of this Web site. Members of the Cal Maritime community may contact the CAPS Counselor to find out if CAPS can conduct groups or workshops on topics of interest to them.


CAPS can provide training to individuals or groups on topics such as developing effective communication skills, constructive management of conflicts, developing interpersonal skills, among others. This service is offered to members of the Cal Maritime Community. The following nationally-recognized trainings are also available and they offer certification of participants:

QPR – Question, Persuade, Refer (1 hour) – Suicide Prevention

MHFA – Mental Health First Aid  (8 hours) – Identify, Understand, and Respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders 

Other Programs

The programs listed above represent a sample of the services offered through CAPS. For information on other programs and services offered please contact the CAPS Counselor at 707-654-1174.

A Partial List of Possible Outreach Programs

Adjusting to Campus Life

Anxiety / Test Anxiety

Career Counseling

Date Rape and Sexual Assault

Depression and Suicide

Diversity and Multiculturalism

Emotional Intelligence

Gender Dynamics

Grief and Loss

Healthy Eating and Body Image

Holidays: Stress and Coping

Leadership: Team Building, Team Conflict, and Communication

Men and Masculinity



Sexual Decision Making


Stress Management and Relaxation

Time Management

Trauma Reactions and Coping


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Last updated: 7/16/20