Counseling and Psychological Services

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:

WeSupport Workshop Series

Wesleyan Counseling and Psychological Services is accepting applications for the WeSupport Workshop SeriesWeSupport 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.

Two concurrent workshops will be held, beginning the week of March 24th.   Students can attend on Mondays from 4:15 – 5:15 or Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00.  All workshops are held in 41 Wyllys room 110.

Interested students should contact Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at jdandrea@wesleyan.edu and indicate which day they prefer.  Please respond soon as there are a limited number of spaces left in each section.

 

WeSpeak WeStand

Register here by Thursday, February 6th.

WE Speak, WE Stand, Wesleyan’s Community of Care program, aims to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol. The goal of the program is to empower bystanders to intervene in high risk situations involving alcohol use, sexual assault and relationship violence. Empowered bystanders make the campus community safer 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 challenging for a number of reasons and training will provide you with the skills to move from inaction to action and intervene safely and effectively.

Learn more about being an active bystander on Sunday, February 9th in Usdan 110 from 10am-2pm. Participants must attend the full training. Lunch will be provided. The training features two distinct and separate tracks: sexual violence prevention and alcohol use intervention. The sexual violence prevention track will provide you with an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of sexual assault and relationship violence, separate myths from facts and demonstrate and practice effective ways to intervene with friends, fellow students and community members. The alcohol track will equip you with the tools you need to intervene in situations involving alcohol and empower you to use those tools. Specifically, you will learn how alcohol affects your physiology and behavior and how to recognize an alcohol related medical emergency. We will demonstrate and practice appropriate ways to intervene when a fellow community member has a problem with alcohol use.


Register here by Thursday, February 6th. Contact Tanya or Alysha with questions.


PAST EVENTS:

WEconSent is a new 7 week sexual violence training series that prepares students to organize and lead on-going and sustainable programming on campus. The training provides an overview of sexual violence, effective organizing principles, best practices in sexual violence education and helps students build facilitation skills to navigate emotionally difficult discussions and empowers them to become active bystanders. Students will lead and develop programming during the course of the training.

Logistics:  Wednesdays, 12pm-1pm beginning September 25-November 6, 2013. 

Register here: https://docs.google.com/a/wesleyan.edu/forms/d/12kDWjb6PDaxqnRVmVFMbnqp4wtgkaF8BjakyPzXJF68/viewform

Sign up by Monday, September 23rd. 

Contact Alysha B. Warren, LPC, Sexual Violence Resource Coordinator with questions.

Topics

  • Rape Culture
  • Community Organizing as Prevention
  • Intimate Partner Violence/Stalking
  • We Speak We Stand Bystander Intervention
  • Invisible Survivors: Sexual Violence in Marginalized Communities
  • Best Practices in Sexual Violence Education and Programming
  • Facilitating Difficult Conversations

 

WESupport Workshop Series

Wesleyan Counseling and Psychological Services is accepting applications for the WESupport Workshop SeriesWESupport 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.

Two concurrent workshops will be held, beginning the week of September 23rd.   Students can attend on Mondays from 4:15 – 5:15 or Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00.  All workshops are held in 41 Wyllys room 110.

Interested students should contact Dr. Jennifer D’Andrea at jdandrea@wesleyan.edu and indicate which day they prefer.

 

Here One Day - Film Screening - March 6, 2013, 7:00pm, 116 Judd Hall

You are invited to a special, sneak peek screening of HERE ONE DAY, a documentary by award-winning filmmaker Kathy Leichter. Q&A to follow with the Director and her brother, Josh Leichter, Wesleyan Class of '90.

When filmmaker Kathy Leichter moved back into the apartment she grew up in after her mother committed suicide, she discovered a hidden box of audiotapes. Sixteen years passed before she had the courage to delve into this trove, unearthing details that her mother had recorded about every aspect of her life, including marriage, motherhood, and her struggles with bipolar disorder.

Playing like a Greek tragedy, HERE ONE DAY is a bracing, visually arresting, emotionally candid film about a woman coping with mental illness, her relationships with her family, and the ripple effects of her suicide on those she loved.

HERE ONE DAY recently had its world premiere in The Netherlands a IDFA, one of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in the world. Come join us for this special pre-release screening and discussion.

www.hereoneday.com

www.hereonedayblog.com


Mindfulness and Movement: Holistic Healing for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Saturday, February 16th, 11am-4:45pm

 

Created for survivors of sexual violence, this retreat will teach participants how to incorporate mindfulness skills and practices into their lives, improve sleep, augment self-care skills and culminate in a relaxing gentle yoga/movement session.

 

TO REGISTER: Complete the registration form  and return to

Alysha B. Warren,LPC, awarren@wesleyan.edu  by

Wednesday, February 13th .

 Reference “Mindfulness & Movement” in subject line.

Visit http://weconsent.blogs.wesleyan.edu/ for details

Space is limited!

 


Contact us at 860.685.2910