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English Transcript of the American Sign Language dialogue is below:
Ashely: Hey, what’s up? I haven’t seen you around lately.
Beauty: I’m okay, I ‘m just chilling.
Emily: No, you’re not okay. You don’t seem yourself. Are you sure you’re alright?
Beauty: You’re right. I haven’t been myself. I am under a lot of stress. I can’t cope and I feel overwhelmed.
Ashley: It seems like you’re going through a hard time. We’re here to support you.
Emily: It’s nice to have friends supporting you. It’s also nice to have someone neutral, such as a counselor. There’s a place called CAPS.
Beauty: What is CAPS?
Ashley: CAPS is Counseling and Psychological Services. Let me show you their Facebook page.
Rush: Hi, welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)
Dove: If you need an appointment, come and see me.
Zelaya: Are you struggling with your studies? Are you feeling stressed or frustrated?
Henley: Are you experiencing anxiety or feeling worried? Are you homesick?
Schilling: Are you feeling depressed? Are you having suicidal thoughts?
Kachman: Do you need accommodations for OSWD?
Mompremier: Are you concerned about having ADHD or learning disability? Come for an assessment.
Martin-Davis: Are you experiencing relationship issues or conflict with friends or family?
Emery: Do you need to talk to someone? Do you need guidance in self-analyzing to figure out what to do?
Shire: Are you or your friends and family struggling with alcohol or drugs? Are you experiencing different struggles or issues in your life, if so, do not keep it bottled up. CAPS is here to provide support in processing your feelings. We provide individual, couple, and group counseling. Everything that is discussed is confidential. There are exceptional to confidentially. If you are at risk of harm to yourself for others. If you engage in child abuse or abuse of a dependent adult. When court orders are involved. Everything else is confidential. By the way, you get six free sessions!
Shird: How are you?
Zelaya: I’m okay
Beauty: CAPS… I think I am ready to see someone at CAPS.
Emily: CAPS is close by.
Beauty: CAPS is located inside the Kellogg hotel ?
Emily: Yes, inside the hotel.
Ashely: Are you ready to go?
Emily: It will be fine.
If you are in need of services from CAPS, contact us here, 202-250-2300 (VP), or 202-651-6080 (voice) for more information; we will get back to you at the earliest convenience.
If you are experiencing an emergency right now and it is after 5 pm or a weekend, please contact DPS or call/text 202-651-5555.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS’s) provides service, training, and advocacy focused on all student mental health needs and the deaf community.
We support student academic and social-emotional development by providing high-quality assessment, counseling, crisis intervention, and prevention programs. And we provide consultation services for faculty and staff and contribute to the student paraprofessional training programs.
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The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department is committed to providing culturally affirming services to the campus community. CAPS follows the multicultural guidelines and professional standards developed by the professional organizations and licensing boards of which the staff are members. CAPS strives to create a safe and supportive climate where students feel comfortable exploring diversity in its broadest sense.
We maintain a high-quality training program for graduate students to increase the number of qualified professionals serving the mental health needs of the Deaf community. We advocate for improved mental health services for deaf and hard of hearing people through education and information dissemination.
It is also our charge to provide culturally affirming services to the campus community. To that end, we follow the multicultural guidelines and professional standards developed by the professional organizations and licensing boards of which the staff are members. In striving to create a safe and supportive climate, students feel comfortable exploring diversity in its broadest sense.
For emergencies, please email, call, or text the Department of Public Safety. As an alternative, you can text “DHOH” to 741741, a Crisis Text Line that is available during any crisis.
If you’d like to start counseling services, fill out the form here.
Director Counseling and Psychological Services
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Assistant Director Counseling and Psychological Services
Associate Mental Health Counselor
Administrative Support Specialist
CAPS offers counseling, psychotherapy, assessment, and other mental health services to Gallaudet University students. A small number of psychological assessments are provided to non-Gallaudet student through our psychology training program. Psychiatric services are provided for our therapy clients only. Our services can be broadly categorized...
CAPS offers the following screening services to the Gallaudet community in conjunction with the Office of Student Conduct: Alcohol Screening Drug Screening For more information on CAPS screening services, please contact us.
If you are a Gallaudet student and need psychological testing or assessment services, you can stop by the CAPS office or contact us to get more information and to fill out an online form. After we get this form, we will schedule a screening interview....
CAPS offers a wide range of therapeutic services to the Gallaudet community. These services include: Individual Counseling or Psychotherapy Couples Counseling or Psychotherapy Family Consultation Group Counseling or Psychotherapy Play, Art, and Sand Therapy Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling Court referred counseling For more information...
If you are in need of services from CAPS, contact us for more information, and we will get back to you at the earliest convenience. If you are experiencing an emergency right now and it is after 5 pm or a weekend, please contact DPS...
If you are in need of services from CAPS, contact us for more information, and we will get back to you at the earliest convenience. If you are experiencing an emergency right now and it is after 5pm or a weekend, please contact DPS at...
Protecting your confidentiality is a priority to us. All CAPS staff and trainees follow confidentiality laws, professional ethical guidelines, and we know the deaf community have specific confidentiality needs, relating to accessing mental health services. Information about clients is kept confidential among Counseling and Psychological...
To help you become more familiar with the assessment process, here is some important information. The first step in getting assessment services is to complete the client information form and other paperwork. You will NOT be added to our wait list until we obtain the...
To help you become more familiar with Therapeutic Services offered by Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), here is some important information. The first step in getting individual and/or couple counseling services is to make an appointment for an intake with the CAPS secretary. The intake...
To help you become more familiar with the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) screening process, here is some important information. The first step in getting OSC screening services is to make the appointment with the CAPS secretary by informing her that you need an OSC...
Therapy Services : If you are a Gallaudet student, getting services is easy; please click on the button below to schedule an intake appointment or stop by the Counseling and Psychological Services office Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to...
Services: Full-time Gallaudet students receive six free sessions of psychotherapy per academic year. The academic year begins at the start of the fall semester in August. After six sessions, clients are charged $20.00 per session. In order to avoid dual relationships, former or current clients...
Looking for an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting for deaf and hard of hearing people? Check out https://aa-dc.org/asl for options, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our practitioner-scholar training model is based on the belief that professional competence is developed through direct-service contact with clients and through in-depth supervision and analysis of that contact. In addition, didactic seminars emphasize scholarly inquiry and the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge. To provide...
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