Outreach and Education

This branch of our services allows our staff to meet, educate, and provide support to a large number of Wesleyan students. Our outreach programs span a diverse range of topics and formats; some are designed to provide basic information about our office while others are geared toward particular student groups and/or issues. Our outreach and education program makes it possible for us to connect with far more students than we see in individual and group counseling, and it allows our office to actively participate in and support the Wesleyan community.

CURRENT EVENTS:  Please check back frequently as events are added throughout the semester!

Spring 2018

CAPS Table/Workshop Series

Eat, Sleep, Self-Care: April 4th, 2018 [12 pm - 2 pm] @ Usdan

Take a few minutes, slow down, and learn how to take care of yourself through better eating and sleeping habits. College could be a challenging time to balance work, school, and still fuel our bodies with the energy that it needs. Come join our CAPS Staff at Usdan to gather more information on healthy eating, sleeping, and self-care. Handouts and an interactive activity will be provided.

Mental Health Awareness: April 25th, 2018 [5:30 pm - 7 pm] @ Solarium 

QPR Training

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WESupport is a series of six 1-hour sessions that prepares students to be peer mental health advocates.  Participating students will learn about a variety of mental health topics, become familiar with the signs that a friend or acquaintance may be in distress, gain practice talking with someone who is struggling, and become familiar with both campus and community resources.  Students who complete all six sessions are eligible to join the WESupport student group, an active network of peer mental health advocates.

For students interested in becoming Peer Mental Health Advocates, we offer a six-week training seminar that covers issues ranging from depression and anxiety to suicide prevention.  Please contact Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at jdandrea@wesleyan.edu for more information or to apply to this program.

Graduate Student Programming:


Interview Anxiety Story Circle:  Develop Skills and Overcome Interview Anxiety Through Storytelling

Wednesday, April 25th at 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM,  Resource Center

Through the use of storytelling, this interactive workshop will help students develop interview skills and greater self-awareness. Guest storytellers will answer typical behavioral questions ("tell me about a time you.....", "describe a situation where you"....) and demonstrate the importance of knowing your own story. Reflection, small group discussion and practice in dyads will offer a low-stress opportunity to gain personal presentation skills while reducing interview stress.

Dinner will be provided.

Presented in partnership with the Resource Center, CAPS, Accessibility Services and Gordon Career Center.

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Winter on Wyllys Spinner Speaker Series “Healthy Minds”: Tuesday, January 16th, 12-1:30 PM Gordon Career Center

Self-Care for the Internship and Job Search: important self-care information will be shared to help students thrive through an internship and job search. Presented by Neal Sardana, LPC

Understanding and Coping with Social Isolation: Tuesday, February 6th 6:00-7: 30 pm Woodhead Longue

The graduate school experience can often lead to social isolation and the feeling of loneliness. This workshop is designed to help participants understand the factors that lead to social isolation and learn strategies to build a stronger connection with themselves and others. Presented by Neal Sardana, LPC

Overcoming Imposter Syndrome: Tuesday, February 13th 6:00-7: 30 pm Woodhead Longue

Despite academic success, students can often feel like they do not know enough or are not deserving of their accomplishments. In this workshop participants will learn about “imposter syndrome,” why it is common among graduate students, and ways to overcome feelings of being an “imposter.” Presented by Neal Sardana, LPC

Communication with Power Dynamics: Tuesday, March 27th 6:00-7: 30 pm Woodhead Longue

A group discussion will focus on graduate student experiences and dynamics in communicating with their PI and others in power positions. Presented by Neal Sardana, LPC

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