CAPS Presents Bridging Gaps Tomorrow – 11/19

Join doctoral clinical extern Sara Jalber, M.A., LPC for a webinar focusing on exploring the components of facilitating challenging conversations, managing emotions, and cultivating understanding among family members. Skill such as reflecting, inquiring, and perspective taking will be explored.

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Stop by the “Before You Go” Resource Tent! – 11/18

Worried about working remotely for final exams and projects this year? We get it. “Before You Go” for the end of the semester, stop by the Labyrinth Tent this Wednesday (Nov. 18th) between 4:30-6:30pm to see what campus resources are still available for you as many of us leave campus! Enter a raffle just by coming to the event, and pick up a goodie bag while you’re there, too. The Writing Workshop, Presentation Studio, Library, Peer Advisors, Math Workshop, CAPS, and the Resource Center will all be there to give more information about the support they offer.

See you Wednesday!

Wesleyan Town Hall: Coping in Crisis: A Discussion about Race, Faith, and Mental Health – 10/12

When: October 12, 2020,Indigenous People’s Day 
 
Town Hall Description:Racial injustice and COVID-19 are exacerbating the mental health crisis in communities of color and on college campuses. This Town Hall webinar brings 4 prominent and outspoken leaders to the Wesleyan community to talk about their life journeys and explore issues about mental health, faith, culture, and brain science, with Wesleyan students, staff, and faculty. We will set this discussion amidst the background of systemic racism, the global pandemic, police brutality, social justice marches, uncertain job market, and struggling economy. 
 
Town Hall Panelists: Former NBA star, Olympic Gold medalist, and non-profit founder Allan Houston, Yale Professor of Psychiatry Nii Addy, Pastor Marichal Monts, leader of the Ebony Singers, and Angie Makomenaw, Mental Health Education and Prevention Coordinator at Wesleyan University. 
 
Moderator: Demetrius Colvin, Director of the Student Resource Center at Wesleyan University.
 
Audience Discussion Leader: Dr. Smith Kidkarndee from CAPS at Wesleyan.
 

Post-Town Hall Breakout Rooms at 7:00 PM:

From 7:00-7:30, we invite the audience to continue discussions and interactions with the panel speakers and moderator in breakout rooms

Room 1: Professor Nii Addy

Room 2: Dr. Angie Makomenaw

Room 3: Rabbi David Teva – Meditation Session*

Room 4: Demetrius Colvin

*The Meditation Session, entitled “From Theory to Practice: Cultivating Wholeness and Well-Being Through Contemplative Mindfulness”, will be led by Rabbi David Teva, with Tyla Taylor ’21 and Jada Reid ’22. Tyla is the Mindfulness Intern on campus; she leads the group Mindful Wes, a student group working to bring conscious awareness to ourselves, our community, and our environment by offering spaces to learn and practice meditation. She also helped start the SOC Healing Space on campus. Jada is a Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality intern at the Resource Center. She founded and leads the SOC Healing Space, which focuses on creating a community for students of color to explore journaling and meditation practices.

Thank you in advance for your interest and participation.

Salud,

Fitzroy ‘Pablo’ Wickham

Head Resident Foss Hill

Senior Class President

Wesleyan c/o ’21

Town Hall Coping in a Crisis

CAPS Drop-In Spaces

The CAPS Literary Salon: A Narrative Therapy Group, Tuesdays 4:15-5:15pm

Facilitated by Tamanna Rahman, psychiatric APRN and Jonathan Perlow, CAPS doctoral extern. Time to read & write with a therapeutic focus. Explore issues of identity, relationships, and emotional struggles by engaging with the written word. Each session we will watch a literary performance, discuss how it resonates with our own lives, then have a short freewriting session with time to share after. Please email trahman@wesleyan.edu if interested.

Meditation & Awareness Practice, Wednesdays 4:30-5:15pm

Join doctoral extern, Jonathan Perlow in gentle meditation instruction and guidance to empower participants to directly contact and connect with their own inherent wisdom. In post meditation we will explore bringing our awareness practice into social dynamics, as we move into a discussion space where students can share their own wisdom, ask questions, bring curiosities, and/or raise concerns. Please email jperlow@wesleyan.edu if interested.

I AM: Soul & Tell, Fridays 4:00-5:00pm

Join Sara Jalbert, MA, LPC and Dr. Kidkarndee for a 5-week creative series focusing on connecting to different parts of yourself through music, memories, spoken word, photography, art and more. If interested, please RSVP to skidkarndee@wesleyan.edu by 4pm on Oct 7th.

FGLI, Fridays 4:00-5:00pm

Navigating Wes as a First Generation/Low Income student can be a challenging process. In an effort to support and validate your unique experiences, Neal Sardana, LPC will facilitate a weekly supportive space. Please email nsardana@wesleyan.edu if interested in this group.

Making Connections: Growing & Nurturing Relationships, Fridays 12:30-1:30pm

Join CAPS & SHAPE offices for a 3-part discussion series over this Zoom link exploring themes of communication, consent, boundaries, and self-care in the different relationships we have in our lives. Attendance is open and drop-in, so come to one or all sessions! For questions please reach out to Johanna DeBari jdebari@wesleyan.edu and/or Priya Senecal psenecal@wesleyan.edu

Oct 9th Roots of Healthy Relationships

Oct 16th Growing Together: Negotiating Consent & Boundaries

Oct 23rd Tending to Self & Others

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Angie Makomenaw

Mental Health Education & Prevention Coordinator

Pronouns: She|Her|Hers

Davison Health Center, 2nd Floor

Latest Vlog Post from Dr. Visalli: Returning to College During a Pandemic/ Taking Care of Your Mental Health

As we get closer to the end of summer, many folks are making the difficult decision whether or not they will return to their University, engage in online courses remotely, or take some time off. I hope to share some tools for navigating your mental health during this difficult time, as well as NORMALIZE ALL THE FEELINGS that are coming up for you. It can feel like a whirlwind- maybe one day you feel confident, the next you feel scared and confused. As we navigate this difficult period, I hope that we can continue to find people to lean on and offer support. Check this video out for some ideas. 🙂

kvisalli@wesleyan.edu
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Postdoctoral Fellow, Counseling and Psychological Services

Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT 06459
P: 860-685-2910; F: 860-685-3961
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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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