C.O.P.E. Workshops

Workshop Mini Series!

Short on time, but still want to develop a few coping strategies? Click the link below to watch 3 mini workshops that cover the following topics:

  • Getting Better Sleep 
  • Helping a Friend with Mental Health Concerns
  • Coping with Depression and Anxiety

To view these 10-minute workshops, click on the following link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL39p3BA4DPl5QSlEcf6uG0HA_uDinpohG

For additional mental health resources, please visit the Self-Help Resources tab on the left for more tips. You can also use our FREE and PRIVATE online therapy program, TAO! To do so, click "Sign-Up Self-Help" on the TAO widget towards the bottom of the screen. You MUST use your SHSU email address to register.

Helping Kats C.O.P.E. Workshop Series

Fall 2020

Helping Kats C.O.P.E. is a workshop series that helps students find ways to become more Centered, Optimistic, Productive, and Empowered. Workshops provide quick tips to help attendees learn how to address many concerns, such as low self-esteem, stress, and test anxiety.

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Just want to feel a little better? 

Drop in for some quick tips. No registration required!

All sessions will be conducted online via Zoom. (More information below)

Calm Kats

Learn how to develop a self-care routine & manage stress.

  • Friday, October 2nd from 12pm-1pm
  • Wednesday, November 4th from 3pm-4pm
  • Thursday, December 3rd from 4pm-5pm

Healthy Relationships

Join us as we discuss your rights in intimate relationships, healthy boundaries, relationship warning signs, & important resources. New topics each week!

  • Every Tuesday from 3pm-4pm
  • September 15th-November 17th


*Hosted by the Montgomery County Women’s Center. Some information may be collected for the program.

Mindfulness & Meditation

Take a moment to breathe & refocus during this experiential workshop. Prior experience NOT required!

  • Wednesday, September 16th from 3pm-4pm
  • Wednesday, October 14th from 2pm-3pm
  • Thursday, November 5th from 4pm-5pm

Overcoming Test Anxiety

Learn the causes of test anxiety & build skills to reduce it.

  • Tuesday, September 29th from 2pm-3pm
  • Thursday, October 22nd from 11am-12pm
  • Monday, November 30th from 4pm-5pm

Pursuit of Happiness

Just a few tips & activities designed to help you feel a little happier.

  • Monday, September 21st from 4pm-5pm
  • Tuesday, October 20th from 1pm-2pm
  • Friday, November 13th from 12pm-1pm

QPR: Suicide Prevention Training (1.5 hours)

Becoming a certified Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper can help save a life!

  • Thursday, September 24th from 3pm-4:30pm
  • Friday, October 30th from 10am-11:30am
  • Tuesday, November 17th from 1pm-2:30pm 

*Space is limited! Email Charlotte Jackson at ccb042@shsu.edu to register.*
*MUST log on 15 minutes prior to start of training!*

Self-Compassionate Living

Learn ways to develop & practice self-compassion & how to be kinder to yourself.

  • Wednesday, September 9th from 3pm-4pm
  • Thursday, October 8th from 4pm-5pm
  • Monday, November 9th from 11am-12pm

Surviving a Breakup

The ending of a relationship can be a painful and confusing experience. Learn how to weather the storm with these helpful tips.

  • Friday, September 18th from 12pm-1pm
  • Monday, October 12th from 12pm-1pm
  • Thursday, November 19th from 11am-12pm

Taming Your Temper

Identify what makes you angry & learn tips to regain control.

  • Thursday, September 10th from 12pm-1pm
  • Tuesday, October 6th from 3pm-4pm
  • Monday, November 16th from 11am-12pm


How to Access Workshops

  • Use your SHSU credentials to log on to Blackboard
  • On the home page, under "My Organizations," select “Counseling Center”
  • Select "News & Updates" tab on the left
  • Select "Helping Kats C.O.P.E. Workshops - Fall 2020" to view Zoom links for each of the workshops.




For more information, contact Dr. Danielle Sirles at (936) 294-1720 or dns018@shsu.edu


               Frequently Asked Questions

How are workshops different from traditional individual or group counseling?

  • With traditional forms of counseling, you meet one-on-one or in a small group setting to discuss your concerns. Traditional counseling can last anywhere from a few weeks to several years.
  • Workshops, on the other hand, are actually similar to many of the college classes that you are taking. Participants listen to an interactive presentation given by a therapist. This presentation teaches you practical ways to address many common problems.

How many people will be at the workshop?

  • Workshops typically have 1-2 presenters and up to 25 attendees.

I have a busy schedule. How long are workshops?

  • We know that your schedule is full of important commitments that you need to keep. That's why our workshops only last 1 hour and are offered several times throughout the semester.

I'm nervous about attending a workshop. Am I going to be forced to talk?

  • Given that workshops are similar to classes, you are not required to talk during the presentation. However, students who ask questions and who are actively engaged during the workshop tend to get more out of the experience.

How do I attend a workshop?

  • Just show up! No pre-registration or trip to the Counseling Center is required!
  • Each workshop is conveniently located at the Lowman Student Center (LSC). Specific dates, times, and LSC room numbers are listed on the flyer.

I still have questions about workshops. Who can I talk to?

  • You can contact the Group/Workshop Coordinator, Dr. Danielle Sirles, by email at dns018@shsu.edu. Please remember that e-mail is not an appropriate medium for counseling, nor can privacy/confidentiality be guaranteed through electronic communication.