CAPS Webinar: Navigating Long-Distance Relationships

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Relationships are hard and this pandemic seems to be making them harder. Want to learn more about tips and tricks to help navigate and maintain your relationships at this time? Join clinical psychology extern, Elena Cela, in a Zoom webinar where she will discuss all of this and more.

Topic: Navigating Long-Distance Relationships
Time: May 4, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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CAPS Webinar: Reversing Your Procrastination – 5/1

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Why do we procrastinate and what can we do about it? Join CAPS clinical psychology extern Kayla Kleinman for a webinar filled with tips to help you stop putting off your work – just in time for finals! Learn about strategies like increasing the information you have about the task at hand, outlining the steps required, making the task more novel, creating an environment that’s conducive to getting work done, managing anxiety, and more!

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CAPS Webinar: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing – 4/27

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Are you having difficulty coping with social distancing? This webinar was designed to provide you with skills to navigate the current pandemic. The information provided in this presentation was selected based on its effectiveness in helping people to manage crises . You will learn how to identify when you are in a crisis and what you can do about it. You will gain tools to help you cope with distressing thoughts, change your body chemistry, and deal with intense emotions . To guide you in creating a life worth living, these activities will also focus on helping you to tolerate distress , to change what is in your control, and to accept what you cannot change . If you are interested, please join CAPS advanced clinical psychology extern and community mental health provider Katie Burns.

Topic: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing
Time: Apr 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Meeting ID: 970 7591 6950
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Services for New Week and Beyond 3/20

Dear Students,

As we all struggle to get used to Wesleyan in a distance-learning mode, we in Student Affairs wanted to provide you with an online resource guide detailing services and supports that will still be available regardless of whether you are near or far in the coming weeks.

Wishing you safe travels, good health and successful transitions.  As always, let us know how we can help.  Go Wes!

Warmly,

Dean Mike

 

Grief Support Circle Today – Tuesday, 1/28

Grief Support Circle: Dani Jewell-Tyrcha

In light of Dani Jewell-Tyrcha’s recent death, a support circle is being offered where students can gather to process, grieve, reflect, and be in solidarity with one another today, Tuesday, 1/28, at 5pm in the ORSL Lounge at 169 High Street, second floor.

The circle will be facilitated by staff from the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Rabbi David Leipziger Teva

Senate Confirmation Vote: Student-Centered Gathering for Support & Solidarity — Monday at 7 p.m.

 

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Senate Confirmation Vote:  Student-Centered Gathering for Support and Solidarity

We invite you to gather as we hold space for anyone looking for a supportive and affirming space  to process, vent, be heard, or collaborate.

Monday (10/8)    7:00-8:15pm     Downy House Lounge  249 High St.

Co-sponsored by WSA, Adolescent Sexual Health Awareness (ASHA), Survivor Advocacy and Community Education (SACE) Office, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, and Counseling and Psychological Services.

Final Bystander Training of the year — 4/28; register by 4/26

Become an active bystander!   Register for We Speak We Stand training!

Saturday, ​April 28   1-4pm ​Usdan 108

Empowered bystanders create a safer campus by standing up and speaking out when they witness situations that could potentially harm the health and safety of others.

Intervening with peers can be difficult for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills tomove from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

The training features two distinct and separate tracks:

sexual violence prevention and alcohol education and intervention.

Register Here at least 48 hours in advance of training date.  Snacks provided!

Counseling Support at Wes

Hey Wesleyan!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) welcomes you to campus for the 2017-2018 year.   We are happy to share with you that, with support from Student Affairs and the President’s Office, we begin this year with additional staff to help meet your needs.  We also want to make sure you know what services CAPS provides to the Wesleyan community.  Our team of psychotherapists and doctoral level externs provide individual counseling as well as a variety of groups for students who experience personal difficulties such as grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, adjustment or relationship struggles, or any other issues with which they need support and assistance.  Students in crisis or with urgent needs will be able to see someone from our team quickly through daily crisis hours, while those with less urgent issues can typically see a provider within 7-10 days.  We also have on-call clinicians available after-hours during the academic year for students who need immediate assistance when our office is closed.

In addition to our diverse team of therapists, we have a number of externs and fellows who are here to work with you.   We also have a full-time psychiatric nurse practitioner, Katie Scheinberg, who believes in a client-centered approach that focuses on psychopharmacologic treatment in partnership with therapy.

Information about our all of our staff is available on our website www.wesleyan.edu/caps, but we are happy to introduce three new clinicians on our team (bios below).

To schedule an appointment, call us at 860.685.2910 M-F from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM.  Students can also email us their weekly availability at counseling@wesleyan.edu.  Check our webpage for upcoming groups – fall offerings will include WESupport, Self-Care for Activists, Mindful Action, Addressing Insomnia workshop series, Understanding Self and Others for Female-Identified Students, and more.

We hope to see you at CAPS!  Dr. D’Andrea

Neal Sardana, our new full-time therapist, joins us after two years as a diversity fellow at Williams College.  Neal has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in College Student Development.  His professional interests include identity development, impact of culture, social justice, marginalization and privilege, and toxic masculinity.  He has a background in career counseling and will partner with the Career Center to develop new programming this fall.  Neal is also the CAPS liaison to the graduate student community.

Jennie Setaro is our new part-time therapist.  Jennie has an MA in mental health counseling, and her passion lies in working with college students who struggle with adjustment, anxiety, addiction, and sexuality.  Jennie is also a former college athlete who is looking forward to expanding the CAPS liaison program with the athletics department.

Dr. Jessica Naecker is our postdoctoral fellow for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Dr. Naecker is trained as a generalist, but specializes in working with students experiencing anxiety and students who have experienced trauma.   She will also serve as the CAPS liaison to Academic Affairs, with the goal of assisting faculty in providing support to students.