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Online Manual: CAPS @ Dentistry


CAPS @ Dentistry

Pamela Harnick, Psy.D.
Room G532

CAPS @ Dentistry is an in-house counseling center committed to the emotional wellbeing of students at the School of Dentistry. Through a variety of services, the Center strives to promote emotional resilience and to facilitate a positive learning environment in a multicultural context.

Services include:

  • One-on-one meetings with students
  • Referrals to community psychotherapists and other resources for longer-term help
  • Workshops and groups for students with the purpose of:
    • Education and skills training promoting emotional wellbeing and resilience
    • Emotional support
  • Consultations with faculty and staff about students of concern
  • Workshops for faculty and staff about topics relevant to students’ wellbeing

Services are:

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Short-term and solution-focused

Reasons students come to counseling include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship problems
  • Academic issues (i.g., test/performance anxiety, trouble concentrating, procrastination)
  • Stress related to diversity issues
  • Insomnia
  • Eating and body image concerns
  • LGBTQ concerns
  • Trauma
  • Grief and loss
  • Alcohol/drug abuse and addictions

Edited 3/16/16