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Let's Talk Program

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ALL NEW FOR 2021-22!!! 

"Let’s Talk” is a program developed by UC San Diego CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) to offer drop-in consultation services to students who are seeking informal support and assistance with mental health and campus resources. While this does not constitute professional counseling or mental health treatment, Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. This is a great opportunity to chat with a psychologist and ask questions about your well-being, accessing resources, and getting connected with CAPS.

Below are programs that offer let's talk. Click on your specific section below for instructions to sign up for your Let's Talk meeting. If you have any questions, please contact the CAPS counselor or your home department's Student Affairs office for more information.

 

Athletics

Serving

Scholar Athletes

Info
Facilitator

Kaitlyn Saulman 

Kaitlyn Saulman, PsyD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Wednesdays, 1:00-2:00pm
  • Meetings are 15-20 min long
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues relevant to scholar-athletes, such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, performance, and relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Graduate Students

Serving

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) Graduate Students

Info

Flyer (PDF)

Facilitator

Fred Shueh 

Fred Shueh, PhD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 21:

  • Tuesdays: 10:00-11:00am
  • Thursdays: 3:00-4:00pm
  • Meetings are 30 min long, and a student can sign-up for two such meetings in a quarter.
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, & relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. The sessions are available in English and Mandarin.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

Graduate and Professional Students

Serving

Graduate and Professional Students

Info
Facilitator(s)

Christina Lambert Christina Lambert, PhD

shemer.jpg Haim Shemer, PsyD

Nava Sedaghat Nava Sedaghat, PsyD

Fengqin Lian Fengqin Lian, PhD

Tyler Hatchel Tyler Hatchel, PhD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Dr. Lambert: Wednesdays & Fridays, 10:00-11:00am
  • Dr. Shemer: Thursdays, 2:00-3:00pm
  • Dr. Sedaghat: Fridays, 9:00-10:00am & 11:00-12:00
  • Dr. Lian: TBD
  • Dr. Hatchel: TBD
  • Meetings are 30 min long, and a student can sign-up for two such meetings in a quarter.
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, and relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

International Students

Serving

International Students

Info Flyer (PDF)
Facilitator

Rina Schul 

Rina Schul, PhD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Mondays, 3:30-4:30 PST
  • Meetings are 30 min long, and a student can sign-up for two such meetings in a quarter.
Description

The UC San Diego Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is pleased to offer “Let’s Talk”, a program designed to provide drop-in consultation services to undergraduate and graduate international students.

Let’s Talk meetings with Dr. Rina Schul (CAPS/ISPO Liaison) are for international students who are seeking informal support with general wellness issues such as stress, adjustment, cross-cultural challenges, motivation, focus, and relationships. Let’s Talk sessions are one-on-one, and are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support. They are available to ALL international students regardless of where they reside.

Dr. Schul is looking forward to meeting with you!

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. Dr. Schul can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) Undergraduate Students

Serving

Jacobs School of Engineering (JSOE) Undergraduate Students

Info
Facilitator

Wenhsin Chang 

Wenhsin Chang, PhD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Fridays, 2:00-3:00 pm
  • Meetings are 30 min long, and a student can sign-up for two such meetings in a quarter.
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, & relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

School of Medicine Students

Serving

SOM Students

Info
Facilitator

David Kersey 

David Kersey, MD

Haile Wright

Haile Wright, LCSW

Format Zoom and In-Peson
When

Fall 2021:

  • Wednesdays, 12:00-1:00 (Haile Wright)
  • Thursdays, 12:00-1:00 (David Kersey)
  • Sign-up sheet has 15 minute increments and students can sign up for 1 or 2.
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, and relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

School of Pharmacy Students

Serving

Skaggs School of Pharmacy Students

Info
Facilitator

Sophia Chang 

Sophia Chang, PsyD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Mondays, 12:00-1:00 pm
  • Meetings are 30 min long, and a student can sign-up for two such meetings in a quarter.
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, & relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues. The sessions are available in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

Transfer Students

Serving

Transfer Students

Info
Facilitator

Emily Limas 

Emily Limas, PhD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00pm
  • Meetings are 20-30 min long
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, & relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.

Veterans or Military-Connected Students

Serving

Veteran or Military-Connected Students

Info
Facilitator

Sarah Clavell-Storer 

Sarah Clavell-Storer, PhD

Format Zoom
When

Fall 2021:

  • Coming Soon
  • Meetings are 15-20 min long
  • No meetings on holidays
Description

Informal support with issues such as stress/worry, sleep, motivation, focus, recovering from setbacks, work/life changes, & relationships (personal and professional). Let’s Talk sessions are designed to provide practical strategies, information, and support regarding general wellness-related issues.

Instructions
Important Info about Let's Talk

Please note: Let’s Talk meetings are NOT professional counseling, mental health treatment or crisis / urgent consultation. If you would like such professional services, please call CAPS central office at (858) 534-3755 to arrange an appointment. At this time, CAPS can provide professional mental health treatment or psychotherapy to students residing in California only. The facilitator can help students decide whether formal counseling would be helpful and direct them to such resources.