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.

Past Outreach Events and Workshops:

Fall 2022

Managing Your ADHD

Tips for Managing Your ADHD
Join CAPS to talk about ADHD: what it is and how to manage it. We will focus on time management and organization skills!

Monday, October 24th, 2022
4:30 pm – 6 pm
Boger Hall, Room 110

Please RSVP via email (kconnorsbero@wesleyan.edu) by Friday, October 21st, 2022.
Light refreshments will be served!

CAPS 101 WesWOW Flyer

Spring 2021

Feb Workshops and Groups

Fall 2020

September Groups Part 1

September Groups Part 2

Spring 2020

Reversing Your Procrastination
Topic: Reversing Your Procrastination
Time: May 1, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 981 6890 2739
Password: WesCAPS

Imposter Syndrome
Topic: Imposter Syndrome
Time: Apr 29, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 956 1345 6076
Password: WesCAPS

Crisis Survival Skills
Topic: Crisis Survival Skills for Social Distancing
Time: Apr 27, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 970 7591 6950
Password: WesCAPS


Physically Distancing Flyer 

Join us! Physically Distancing w/ CAPS

Meeting ID: 996 4937 6799
Password: WesCAPS

Fall 2019 

CAPS 101

Emotional Wellness Week

Spring 2019

Therapeutic Yoga

  • Cultivate Calm
  • Strengthen
  • Align the Body
  • Build flexibility
  • Support self-healing

 Dates: Tuesdays -

April 23rd, April 30th, May 7th, & May 14th

Time: 5:00-6:15pm

Location: TST 114 (East Room)

Instructor: Isra Yaghoubi, M.A.

CAPS Supervised Psychotherapist

200 HR Yoga Teacher Training

  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Bring drinking water
  • Drop-ins Welcome

Email and Register to Secure a Spot:

Dr. Smith Kidkarndee – skidkarndee@wesleyan.edu

Breaking Up is Hard to Do 

What / Who
Breaking Up is Hard to Do is a NEW 5 session workshop series for anyone affected by a breakup—directly or indirectly, in all its phases; before, during or after. 
Every Monday beginning on 2/4/19 and ending on 3/4/19 from 4:30-5:20 pm
CAPS Solarium - CAPS Is located at the Davison Health Center on the second floor. Once upstairs you can follow signs to the Solarium.
Topics Covered
Understanding relationships, love and grief.
Healthy coping and Self-care
Decision making tips!
Moving on
Who am I now?

If you are interested, please complete the brief online questionnaire at:https://goo.gl/forms/0UskcF6GdQXs3XtC2 by 5 pm on Thursday, January 31st.
Questions? Please contact Priya Senecal, LPC at: psenecal@wesleyan.edu

Intuitive Eating

This is a 5-week workshop series for female-identified students interested in developing a healthier relationship with food and strengthening intuitive eating skills.

  • Break away from dieting and improve intuitive eating skills (i.e. conscious eating based on hunger/fullness signals while respecting taste preferences and nutrition).
  • Learn tools to separate physical from emotional eating, calm feelings of guilt and anxiety associated with eating, and overcome disordered eating behaviors (e.g. restrictive eating, food/body preoccupation, emotional overeating, and binge eating).

The workshop series will meet on Tuesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm beginning February 5th, 2019 in the Solarium (2nd floor) – Davison Health Center.

If you are interested, please complete the brief online questionnaire at https://goo.gl/forms/Ia3jMD9qrhbCLkey1  by Wednesday, January 30th.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Ginnie Taylor at vtaylor01@wesleyan.edu

Taming Your Social Anxiety

This is a 6-session workshop series for students who want to develop their social confidence.  Students will learn how to shift from “Safety Mode” to “Vital-Action Mode.”

The workshop series will meet on Fridays from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm beginning February 1st, 2019 in the Solarium (2nd Floor) – Davison Health Center.

Questions? Please contact Dr. Smith Kidkarndee at skidkarndee@wesleyan.edu

Student-Athlete Support Network (SASN)

SASN is a series of six 1-hour sessions that prepares student-athletes with the skills and information they need to be able to respond effectively when their teammates are struggling.  Participating athletes will learn about a variety of mental health topics that impact athletes, become familiar with the signs that a teammate may be experiencing mental health concerns, and gain practice talking with teammates who are struggling.

Please contact Jennie Setaro at jsetaro@wesleyan.edu for more information or to apply to this program.

WESupport Workshop Series

Hey Wesleyan!  CAPS is excited to offer the very popular WESupport workshop series this fall.  WESupport is a series of six 1-hour sessions aimed at preparing 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.

The workshop will be capped at 15 attendees…. if you are interested, please email Dr. D’Andrea at jdandrea@wesleyan.edu .   The spaces will fill quickly, so if you want to participate and are ready to commit to all 6 sessions contact us as soon as possible.

We hope to see you at WESupport!

Fall 2018

CAPS Workshop Series

Addressing Imposter Syndrome

Join CAPS for a workshop on understanding the impact of imposter syndrome! Topics will include what imposter syndrome is, the influence that it can have, and how to deal with it.

Date: Tuesday, October 30th, 2018
Time: 4 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Boger Hall - Room 111
Presenter: Sri Harathi, M.A., Clinical Psychology Extern - Counseling and Psychological Services
Light refreshments will be served.

Healthy Relationships: Managing Relationships

Date: October 2nd, 2018 at 5 pm

Location: Downey 100

New to campus and unsure of how to make new friends? Are you interested in how to make friendships last longer? Are you curious in the steps it would take to end a relationship? In this workshop, that and more will be explored through the utilization of skills and strategies to help make friends and be more mindful of others. Come join us!

WESupport Workshop Series

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.

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.

Don't forget to register for this event on Handshake!

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

Contact us at 860.685.2910