Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
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Mental Health First Aid training - Friday, January 20th from 0830-1700 in Compass Room #1 (lunch included). registration below
Do you know the signs of mental illness? Do you have the skills to help others in psychological distress? You're invited to a professional development training in Mental Health First Aid where you'll gain the knowledge and competencies to help students and others in distress. This internationally-recognized and award-winning program "is an in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis." (read more here). I am offering this 8-hour, full-day training to Cal Maritime employees free of charge on Friday January 20th from 0830-1700 in Compass Room #1 (lunch included) . The maximum number of participants is 25. Having delivered this training many times I assure you that becoming MHFA-certified is a rewarding experience that will not only increase your ability to help others but help you feel more comfortable doing so.
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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Cal Maritime is expanding the counseling services available to you. Dr. Hilary Anand is a clinical psychologist and the newest member of our team. She will be on campus 3 days a week, located in Upper Residence Hall. Just like meetings with Dr. Wallace and other health care providers in Student Health Services, these visits are confidential and protected by state and federal law (for more info on confidentiality click here and also check out the FAQs). Here is more information about your new psychologist:
Who: Dr. Hilary Anand is a licensed psychologist who earned a PhD in Clinical Psychology from Palo Alto University. She has worked at the University of San Francisco, Texas State University, and The Wright Institute. She has experience working with students of diverse backgrounds with various concerns, leading group counseling, and conducting outreach programming. She also has particular expertise helping LGBTQ students and women.
Where: Her office is located in Upper Residence Hall. Use the entrance closest to the parking lot, facing campus, and her office is immediately to the right upon entering.
When: Mondays (830-330), Wednesdays (830-330), and Thursdays (9-430)How: Appointments are available through Student Health Services by calling x1170 or stopping by the front desk (M-F 8am-5pm, closed 1-2pm for lunch). This December, Dr. Anand has expanded walk-in hours from 10am-12pm (M, W, Th) where no appointment is needed.
Student can schedule an appointment by calling (707) 654-1170 or do so in person at the Student Health Center. Students may also contact CAPS for consultation about concerns for a friend or peer. Consultation services are available to faculty and staff who may have questions or concerns regarding students.
Regular Business Hours are Monday to Friday 0830-1700 (closed for lunch 1300-1400)
Walk-In Urgent Counseling (no appointment needed) is daily from 1400-1500
After Hours Assistance is available by calling (707) 654-1170 ext. 1, to confidentially speak with a health professional about psychological, and medical, concerns. There is no additional charge for this service.
Online Self-Assessments are available from your computer or mobile device for depression, anxiety, alcohol use, bipolar, posttraumatic stress, or eating problems. They are free, confidential, and anonymous.
Don't miss the Web pages located in the left column that contain a wealth of information and resources for students, staff, and parents! (including the RED FOLDER for helping students in distress)
(Please report outdated links or recommended new links to the CAPS Counselor at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you).
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