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Student organizations are often interested in bringing presentations that can help improve the mental health of their members. CAPS offers presentations on a variety of topics, including but not limited to stress management, QPR which is a suicide prevention training, self-esteem, social relationships, and any topic that could help in the personal growth of UTEP students. Click here to request a presentation and select the topic that best fits the needs of your organization. If you are interested in having a QPR training, which is a 2-hour suicide prevention program, please email Dr. Piñero Melendez at to request a presentation. We look forward to hearing from you and helping your organization members improve their mental health.


Our workshops are designed to help students learn skills that will benefit them not only academically but also in life. All our workshops have weekly meetings that range from 60 to 90 minutes. Here is a description of each one of our workshops to help you chose the best option for you. Once you decide which group fits your needs, you can register at UTEP EDGE. We look forward to seeing you in one of our workshops. Go ahead and register!
  • Finding Focus -  In this workshop students explore the challenges of being a student, work on improving their academic skills and learn to manage stress and anxiety in order to get the most out of their education. This is a five-week program and repeats throughout the semester.
  • Understanding Myself and My Emotions - In this program you can learn how to understand what your emotions are trying to tell you. You can also learn how to work with and express your emotions in a healthy and effective way. This is a six-week program that is offered in English and Spanish and space is limited to 10 people per session. Students can join this program at any time during the semester.
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction - This program is an experiential and powerful approach to help you deal with daily physical, emotional and psychological stress. During this workshop, you will learn mindfulness practices that can help improve your sleep, increase positive emotions, generate self-compassion, and enhance your self-esteem. This is an eight-week program and is limited to ten students per session.Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Group
  • “One Stitch at a time: Knitting for Stress Management” - This program is designed to help you manage and reduce stress while you learn to knit. No knitting experience is needed, we will teach you the basics, but if you are an advanced knitter, we can also accommodate all levels of knitting expertise. This is a seven-week program and students need to join the group from the first session in order to get the best out of this group. This group is limited to eight students per session.One Stitch at a Time: Stress Reduction Through Knitting