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Outreach and Workshops

Join Counseling and Psychological Services (CaPS) for a virtual drop-in group designed to help you thrive and connect during this time of transition. These groups are designed to create opportunity to discuss reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic and its many consequences, including:

  • abrupt transition to online learning
  • unexpectedly leave your campus community
  • adjusting to living at home again with family, friends, or alone
  • grief regarding important semester milestones being cancelled or postponed
  • fear about illness
  • uncertainty about co-ops and jobs

Summer Programming Schedule:

Date & Time

Topic

Facilitator

Campus Groups

Link

Interpreter Requested?

5/18-5/22

5/20 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709878

X

5/21 1p

Balance and Routines

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r709616

X

5/21 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708886

X

5/21 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r709620

 

5/19 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709258

X

5/25-5/29

5/27 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709887

X

5/28 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r709304

X

5/26 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709259

X

5/27 1p

Crushing Your Anxiety w/ Improv

Jaime Castillo

http://cglink.me/r709311

 

6/1-6/5

6/3 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709892

X

6/4 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r709299

X

6/4 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r710352

 

6/2 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709261

X

6/3 3p

Navigating Family Relationships

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r710035

 

6/5 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709984

 

6/8-6/12

6/10 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709923

X

6/11 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708947

X

6/9 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709276

X

6/11 1p

Just Me and My Anxiety

Jaime Castillo

http://cglink.me/r709313

 

6/12 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709985

 

6/15-6/19

6/17 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709924

X

6/18 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708948

X

6/18 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r710360

 

6/16 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709279

X

6/18 1-2p

Depression and What I can Do About it Today

Jaime Castillo

http://cglink.me/r709314

 

6/19 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709987

 

6/22-6/26

6/24 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709925

X

6/25 1p

Finding and Maintaining Relationships

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r709617

 

6/25 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708949

X

6/23 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709280

X

6/22 1p

Relaxation: Guided Imagery and Progressive Muscle for Stress

Doug Newcomb

http://cglink.me/r709330

 

6/26 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709989

 

6/29-7/3

7/1 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709926

X

7/2 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708950

X

7/2 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r710361

 

6/30 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709281

X

 

Topic: TBD

 

 

 

7/3 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709990

 

7/6-7/10

7/8 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709928

X

7/9 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708951

X

7/7 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara

http://cglink.me/r709282

X

 

Topic: TBD

 

 

 

7/10 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709991

 

7/13-7/17

7/15 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709930

X

7/16 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708952

X

7/16 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r710362

 

7/14 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709284

X

7/15 3p

“Show and Tell” Self-Care

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710699

 

7/17 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r709993

 

7/20-7/24

7/22 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709931

X

7/23 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708953

X

7/21 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709285

X

7/22 3p

Reflections

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710700

 

7/24 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710006

 

7/27-7/31

7/29 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709932

X

7/30 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708954

X

7/30 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r710363

 

7/28 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709286

X

7/30 1p

Crushing Your Anxiety with Improv

Jaime Castillo

http://cglink.me/r709316

 

7/31 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710007

 

8/3-8/7

8/5 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709933

X

8/6 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708956

X

8/4 3p

International Student Drop-In

Sara Hirst

http://cglink.me/r709290

X

8/4 1p

Communication Styles: Passive--Aggressive

Doug Newcomb

http://cglink.me/r709332

 

8/7 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710009

 

8/10-8/14

8/12 2p

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709934

X

8/13 1p

NTID Drop-In

Gloria Farr

http://cglink.me/r710364

 

8/13 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708958

X

8/10 1p

Coping with Change

Doug Newcomb

http://cglink.me/r709334

 

8/14 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710011

 

8/17-8/21

8/19 2pm

Applied Mindfulness

Susan Chapel

http://cglink.me/r709935

X

8/20 2p

General Drop-In

Amy Rosechandler

http://cglink.me/r708959

X

8/18 1p

Goal Setting

Doug Newcomb

http://cglink.me/r709295

 

8/21 3p

Real Talk

Odessa Despot

http://cglink.me/r710012

 

 

CaPS Virtual Drop-In Connections (Interpreter available):

Informal connection and support for all RIT or NTID students facilitated by CaPS staff

Friday 4/10: Closed

Monday 4/13: Closed

Wednesday 4/15: Closed

Friday 4/17: Closed

Monday 4/20: Closed

Wednesday 4/22: Closed

Friday 4/24: Closed

Monday 4/27: Closed

Wednesday 4/29: Closed

Friday 5/1: Closed

Monday 5/4: Closed

Wednesday 5/6: Closed

Friday 5/8: Closed

 

NTID CaPS Virtual Drop-In Connections:

Informal connection and support for NTID, Dear and Hard of Hearing students facilitated in ASL by Susan Chapel and Gloria Farr

Friday 4//10: Closed

Friday 4/17: Closed

Friday 4/24: Closed

Friday 5/1: Closed

Friday 5/8: Closed

 

CaPS Midday Meditation:

Meditation for Self Compassion with Sharon: Wednesday 4/15 3-4pm:

Meditation for Sleep with Toni: Wednesday 4/22 3-4pm:

Meditation for Stress Management with Sara: Wednesday 4/29 3-4pm:

Meditation for Managing Worry with Susan: Wednesday 5/6 3-4pm:

 

CaPS Virtual Connections for International Students

Friday 4/17 4-5pm: Closed

Thursday 4/23 3:30-4:30pm: Closed

Thursday 4/30 3:30-4:30pm: Closed

Thursday 5/7 3:30-4:30pm: Closed

 

Queerantine Connection:

Queerantine Connection! This is an informal, drop-in discussion hour for anyone identifying as LGBTQ+ to connect and talk about how we are all doing. We’ll discuss reactions to the pandemic and its many consequences for our community, including:

April 21 Closed

-loss of community connection while difficulties returning to parents’ house, siblings, and homophobic/transphobic community

-losing access to HRT and/or surgery options and LGBTQ+ affirming care

April 28  Closed

-Grieving the loss of saying goodbye to friends, going to events, and graduation

May 5  Closed

-Uncertainty about co-ops and jobs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Counseling and Psychological Services staff are available for preventive programming focused on the developmental needs of students and to maximize the potential of the academic experience. Programs aim to help students acquire new knowledge, skills and behaviors; encourage positive and realistic self-appraisal; foster personal, academic and career choices; enhance the ability to relate mutually and meaningfully with others; and increase the capacity to engage in a personally satisfying and effective style of living. These programs should be responsive to sexual/relational orientation, gender identity, racial, cultural, disability and ethnic diversity among students, and reach students who are less likely to make use of traditional counseling services. 

Educational outreach workshops and events:

  • National Suicide Prevention Week
  • National Depression Screening Day
  • National Eating Disorders Screening Day
  • Resource Tours at Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Mock Intake to introduce faculty and/or staff to the student experience
  • Debriefing Critical Incidents
  • What’s On Your Mind: Informal Drop-In Consultation
  • Active Listening/SupportWorkshops
  • DIY Biofeedback for Stress Management
  • ADHD or Not?
  • Developing your own Self-Care Kit for Resiliency
  • The Success Mindset Managing Stress in the Job/Co-Op Search
  • Dessert and Dialogue: A collaboration with Residence Life
  • People are Scary: Social Anxiety
  • Mindfulness and Managing Stress
  • #RelationshipGoals
  • Are you Getting your ZZZ’s: Sleep and Performance
  • Three C’s of Roommate Conflict
  • Assertive vs. Aggressive
  • Winter Blues: Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Maintaining Motivation: College is Not a Sprint, it is a Marathon
  • Gratitude: A Self-Care Strategy
  • Managing Expectations: Moving Back Home
  • Managing Academic Distress

 

SMART RECOVERY Group

 

This is a free weekly meeting held at RIT and facilitated by 2 professionals. Meetings are to support individuals who are interested in making changes in their lives when it comes to any type of addictive substance or behaviors including smoking, alcohol, drug use, or excessive internet use. SMART RECOVERY meetings teach self-empowerment and self-reliance and follows a 4-point program (motivation to abstain, coping with urges, problem solving and achieving lifestyle balance. Primary Contact: Toni Gauther

 

Faculty and Staff Training:

RIT Counseling and Psychological Services hosts a leading national model in the training of faculty and staff on student mental prevention and early intervention strategies. Please contact the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services for more information:

Reetz, D.R. & Brownson, C. (October, 2018). Academic Success, Well-being, and Faculty Prevention and Early Intervention Training: Current Findings and Applications from the National Research Consortium of Counseling Centers in Higher Education. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. New Orleans, LA 
 
Irvin, S., Brownson, C., & Reetz, D.R. (March, 2018). College student suicidality, wellbeing, and academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Philadelphia, PA 
 
Reetz, D.R. (January, 2018). Effectively Engaging Faculty in Prevention and Early Intervention Strategies that Promote Student Health, Well-being, and Academic Success. Invited presentation at the University of Texas System Bystander Intervention Conference. Austin, TX 
 
Reetz, D.R. (October, 2017). Engaging faculty in prevention, early intervention, and resilience initiatives that promote student well-being and academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Denver, CO 
 
Reetz, D.R. (May, 2017). Training faculty and staff to support campus mental health needs. Invited presentation at the National Conference on Campus Mental Health for Higher Education Administrators. Toronto, Canada 
 
Reetz, D.R., Sharma, M., Chandler Bolin, M., & Mitchell, S. (March, 2017). Retention and on-time graduation: Leveraging mental health prevention and early intervention to support academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). San Antonio, TX 
 
Reetz, D.R., Sharma, M., Chandler Bolin, M., & Mitchell, S. (January, 2017). Retention and on-time graduation: Leveraging mental health prevention and early intervention to support academic success. Presented at the annual meeting of NASPA Strategies Conference. Austin, TX 
 
Reetz, D.R., Chandler Bolin, M., Sharma, M., & Spano, D. (October, 2016). Treating the skills gap: Initiatives that strengthen resilience, soft skills, and employability. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. Tampa, FL 
 
Reetz, D.R., Chandler Bolin, M., Sharma, M., & Spano, D. (March, 2016). Treating the skills gap: Initiatives that strengthen resilience, soft skills, and employability. Presented at the annual meeting of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA). Indianapolis, IN 
 
Spano, D., Chandler Bolin, M., Sharma, M., & Reetz, D.R. (January, 2016). Innovative counseling center programs to promote resiliency. Presented at the annual meeting of NASPA Strategies Conference. Orlando, FL  

Novotney, A. (2014). Students under pressure: College and university counseling centers are examining how to best serve the growing number of students seeking services. Monitor on Psychology, 45(8), 36-38.