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!

Please Join CAPS in a Screening of the following:

Miss Representation

April 13, 2016

6-8 pm

Judd Hall Room 116

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media and culture contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The film draws back a curtain to reveal a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see – how the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls makes it difficult for women to feel powerful and achieve leadership positions.

The Mask You Live In

April 20, 2016

6-8 pm

Judd Hall Room 116

The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men.

After each screening there will be a panel discussion led by

 Prof. Jill Morawski and Prof. Caitlin Sheperd

Mindful Action

On the path to being mindful, building emotional resilience, and actively moving toward what we truly value in life

This is a 6-session workshop series for students who want to develop resilience in dealing with stress from within and from without.

The workshop series will meet on Mondays from 4pm – 5pm beginning March 21st, 2016 in the Solarium (2nd Floor)

Davison Health Center.

If you are interested, please complete the brief online application - http://goo.gl/forms/8ArglVM6xN by 5pm on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Smith Kidkarndee at skidkarndee@wesleyan.edu or Dr. Lisa Miceli at lmiceli@wesleyan.edu.

Panel Presentation: Eating Disorders
A National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Event

Panel will include the following:

Rebekah Doweyko LPC – Program Director of Walden Behavioral Care S. Windsor

Nicole Pipitone MAAT LPC – Lead Adolescent Clinician at Walden Behavioral Care

Bridget Hastings MS RD CD-N – Nutritionist/Dietitian at Walden Behavioral Care

Osman Qureshi MD – Walden Behavioral Care Psychiatrist & ECHN

Lisa Colvin LPC – The Renfrew Center & Private Practice

Recovery Speakers

Topics will include: Eating Disorders 101, Treating Young Adults, Medical Issues, Nutrition and a Personal Experience

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016

6:00pm – 8:00pm

Wesleyan University

Usdan Student Center Rm 108


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.   Students can attend on Tuesdays from 4:15 – 5:15 or Thursdays from 12:00 – 1:00.  All workshops are held in 41 Wyllys room 110.  The workshops will begin the week of September 28th.

Because of the popularity of WESupport, we are asking interested students to complete a short application.  To access the application, please follow this link:


Applications are due on Monday September 21st.  Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Thursday September 24th, and the workshops begin the following week.

We hope to see you at WESupport!



Contact us at 860.685.2910