CAPS to host Coping 101 workshops on Wednesdays


Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at IUPUI will offer Coping 101 workshops each Wednesday from May 20 through the end of August. Each workshop focuses on a different topic with the goal of increasing coping strategies.

The topics and dates are listed below.

  • Dealing with stress (June 17, July 22, August 26)
  • Self-compassion (May 20, June 24, July 29)
  • Establishing boundaries (May 27, June 31, August 5)
  • Managing emotions (June 3, July 8, August 12)
  • Managing thoughts (June 10, July 15, August 19)

“Given the current times, I believe that these workshops will help by giving participants new and healthy coping tools, strengthen previous coping tools and/or fill in gaps in their coping tool box,” said Yves Ambroise, assistant director for outreach and community services at CAPS.

“During this period of adjustment, a lot of us are particularly hard on ourselves and even dismissive of the wide range of emotions – sadness, nervousness, grief, or anger – we’re experiencing,” Ambroise said. “The self-compassion session will offer strategies at relating to our internal voice – that can be harsh at times – with one that is more kind, validating and accepting of the human experience.”

To register for the workshops, click here. Sessions are scheduled for an hour with the final 10 minutes reserved for questions that were not answered throughout the workshop. The workshops are not intended to be a replacement for psychotherapy. For more information on CAPS, visit