Post Tagged with: "CAPS"

Medical Leave Of Absence Reexamined

May 20, 2016 at 12:07 am 1 comment

Counseling and Psychiatric Services will form a support group for students returning from a medical leave of absence as part of a series of recommendations from Georgetown’s Mental Health Advisory Board seeking to improve the medical leave of absence process, according to a campus-wide email Wednesday. Currently, students returning toRead More

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Complaints and Closures Strain Campus Resources

April 29, 2016 at 3:52 am 0 comments

Faced with increased demand for resources in virtually all aspects of campus, the administration worked to address growing concerns in Georgetown’s academic, athletic and student life. Academic Resource Center With five academic coordinators responsible for the entire student population, the Academic Resource Center faced criticism for its tight quarters andRead More

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Our Closing Words

April 29, 2016 at 3:02 am 3 comments

Throughout the 2015-16 academic year, the Georgetown community saw a range of issues sparking activism and dialogue across campus. From continuing efforts to memorialize the university’s history with slavery to improving programs dedicated to addressing mental health issues, our community’s progress this past year found its stride in certain areasRead More

The online mental health program Project Lighthouse launched this week and received more than 25 messages its first day.

Project Lighthouse Launches

April 26, 2016 at 12:32 am 2 comments

Student-led mental health program Project Lighthouse officially launched its anonymous online chat service Sunday, responding to 25 students’ messages on its first day of operations. The new service, available from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily, connects students with student peer supporters to discuss issues ranging from stress and sleepRead More

Proof of Progress

April 19, 2016 at 1:02 am 0 comments

EThis week, Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services announced the introduction of free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators. This policy change marks one of many significant achievements for the countless student activists in support of sexual assault policy reform at Georgetown. Following The Hoya’s publication ofRead More

GU Counseling and Psychiatric Services offers students who have survived sexual assault free semester-long counseling.

CAPS Offers Free Services For Sexual Assault Survivors

April 15, 2016 at 12:34 am 1 comment

Georgetown University Counseling and Psychiatric Services will permanently offer free semester-long services for sexual assault survivors and accused perpetrators, which has been in effect since April 4. Developed by Georgetown University Student Association and university administrators, the policy — which will be formally announced next week — will allow studentsRead More

A Meager Victory

March 18, 2016 at 1:02 am 1 comment

Many students praised the announcement earlier this week that the administration will add three new employees to Counseling and Psychiatric Services — two of the three to work on the main campus — to respond to excess demand that has long been a central part of student complaints about CAPS.Read More

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CAPS Hires New Mental Health Staff

March 18, 2016 at 12:28 am 0 comments

Georgetown will hire three new staff members, two to Counseling and Psychiatric Services and one to the Division of Student Affairs, in an effort to expand mental health resources, according to a campus-wide email sent by Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson on March 15. Current plans propose addingRead More

When Friends Fill in the Mental Health Gap

February 2, 2016 at 1:00 am 0 comments

The guy who’s the life of the party at the Tombs. A friend who seems a little down lately. That woman at the coffee shop who is keeping to herself. Mental illness doesn’t discriminate based on race, age, gender or sexual orientation. It affects all of our lives in oneRead More

Creating a New ‘Mental Health’

January 29, 2016 at 1:06 am 1 comment

A university is meant to foster innovative ideas and social progress, but at the end of the day, it is also a business. Even a campus full of Albert Einsteins and Marie Curies will shut its gates if it finds itself unable to pay the bills. Like any institution, aRead More