Post Tagged with: "CAPS"

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Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John Bishop released a report on Georgetown's medical leave of absence process June 28.

Report Examining Medical Leave of Absence Process Released

Georgetown’s medical leave of absence process is achieving its goals, but could benefit from changes including increasing communication between students on an MLOA and the university and increasing training for university staff, according to a report released by Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John Bishop[Read More…]

by July 11, 2016 0 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Medical Leave Of Absence Reexamined

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 to[Read More…]

by May 20, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top
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Kehoe Field’s conditions create challenges for club sports teams.

Complaints and Closures Strain Campus Resources

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 and[Read More…]

Noah Taylor

Our Closing Words

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 areas[Read More…]

by April 29, 2016 3 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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The online mental health program Project Lighthouse launched this week and received more than 25 messages its first day.

Project Lighthouse Launches

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 sleep[Read More…]

by April 26, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

Proof of Progress

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 of[Read More…]

by April 19, 2016 0 comments Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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Emeritus Director of the University of Delaware Counseling Center Dr. John Bishop released a report on Georgetown's medical leave of absence process June 28.

CAPS Offers Free Services For Sexual Assault Survivors

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 students[Read More…]

by April 15, 2016 1 comment Campus News, News, News - Top

A Meager Victory

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…]

by March 18, 2016 1 comment Editorial, Opinion, Opinion - Top
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CAPS Hires New Mental Health Staff

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 adding[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 2 comments Campus News, News, News - Top

When Friends Fill in the Mental Health Gap

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 one[Read More…]

by February 2, 2016 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top