CAPS Let's Talk


ISSS 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 offered on alternating Fridays during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Fall 2022
Time: 2:00 – 4:00pm (30 minute sessions)
Location: ISS Office, Pavilion 110
Registrationhttps://tx.ag/CAPSLetsTalkISSS 
Dates: Fridays
  • September 2
  • September 16
  • September 30
  • October 14
  • October 28
  • November 11
  • December 2
Registration is availble during the two weeks prior to each Let's Talk session.
If you register and find that you can not make the session, please cancel so that other students can have the opportunity to meet with a CAPS clinician.

CAPS also offers the following workshops on Fridays at 10-11am throughout the fall semester.
  • Stress Management - Sept 16
  • Adjusting to a New Environment - Sept 30
  • Imposter Phenomenon - Oct 14
  • Overcoming Perfectionism - Oct 28
  • Developing a Study Plan Nov 11
  • Self-Care - Dec 2

Please register for the CAPS workshops at https://caps.tamu.edu/workshop/

CAPS has additional 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.

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 02, 2022

ADDITIONAL DATES:
September 16, 2022
September 30, 2022
October 14, 2022
October 14, 2022
November 11, 2022
December 2, 2022

TIMES: 2:00-4:00pm (30 minute appointments

LOCATION: Pavilion Room 110