CAPS Let's Talk


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 will be offered on the following dates:

Dates: Fridays

  • September 24, 2021
  • October 1, 2021
  • October 8, 2021
  • October 15, 2021
  • October 22, 2021
  • October 29, 2021
  • November 5, 2021
  • November 12, 2021
  • November 19, 2021
  • December 3, 2021
Time: 2:30 – 4:30pm (30 minute sessions)

Location: ISS Office, Pavilion 110.

There is not a pre-registration for Let's Talk.
Just come to the front counter and the Let’s Talk advisor will assist you.

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, September 24, 2021 - Friday, December 03, 2021
Fridays

TIME:
2:30-4:30pm
(30 min sessions)

LOCATION: Pavilion Room 111