CAPS Let's Talk Online


ISS has partnered with CAPS (TAMU Counseling and Psychological Services) to provide a program called Let’s Talk. This program provides international students a space to discuss concerns related to transitioning to a new environment and culture, academic concerns and other stressors such as family, relationships, financial stress and immigration concerns, religious concerns, etc, as these concerns impact student mental health and academic achievement.
 
The Let’s Talk program is an outreach initiative that meets and engages students in conversation with a CAPS counselor in an environment that feels safe and empowering to them. 

The Let’s Talk program is not a substitute for psychotherapy or formal counseling and does not constitute mental health treatment. If a student visits the Let’s Talk Program and they require additional support, such as crisis services or counseling, or if they would benefit from additional CAPS services, the student will be referred to CAPS for further assessment, support, and linkage to the appropriate services.

The Let’s Talk program is now online! CAPS will be providing a virtual space for international students to process their experiences as they navigate identity, academics, and the challenges and uncertainties related to COVID-19. This program is for international students currently located in the United States. 

The Let's Talk Online (with ISS) will be available for international students on Fridays 1-3pm. 

Please register for an informal consultation with a Let’s Talk counselor on the following dates and times. 
January 22, 2021
January 29, 2021
February 5, 2021
February 12, 2021
February 19, 2021
February 26, 2021
March 5, 2021
March 12, 2021
March 26, 2021
April 2, 2021
April 9, 2021
April 16, 2021
April 23, 2021
April 30, 2021
May 7, 2021

Registration for each scheduled date closes the night before at 10:00pm.

Then you will receive the Zoom link for your Let’s Talk consultation on the day of the event.

In-between semesters, CAPS has limited services. However, you are welcome to contact CAPS if you need to talk to one of their clinicians. CAPS has videos online to help students navigate anxiety, depression, and other concerns. These videos provide information and strategies for how to manage symptoms students may be experiencing - https://caps.tamu.edu/workshop/. CAPS also has resources on their International Students webpage https://caps.tamu.edu/diversity-inclusion/international-students/ and their self-help page https://caps.tamu.edu/self-help/ that could be helpful to students while Let's Talk resumes in the spring.

You can read more about CAPS (TAMU Counseling and Psychological Services) and their services at caps.tamu.edu and a link to other Emergency Resources

Please check out the following webinar series offered by CAPS 
Thriving in a Pandemic Webinar Series
 
Event Details
DATE: Friday, January 22, 2021 - Friday, May 07, 2021
Fridays

TIME:
1-3pm
(30 min sessions)

LOCATION: Online