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 Let's Talk Program


FOR SPRING 2020, LET'S TALK WILL BE VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING


Let's Talk Program for the Campus Community

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 is a list of departments that offer let's talk. Follow the steps below, as each department has its own schedule and signup procedures. If you have any questions, please contact the CAPS counselor or your home department's Student Affairs office for more information.

  • School of Medicine (SOM): David Kersey, MD
  • Skaggs School of Pharmacy (SKAGGS): Sophia Chang, PhD
  • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Graduate Students: Fengqin Lian, PhD
  • Graduate Division / Graduate Students (GRAD): Christina Lambert, PhD
  • Student Veterans (SVRC): Sarah Clavell-Storer, PhD
  • Athletics (ICA): Samuel Park, PhD

How to Sign-up for Let's Talk via Zoom

  • STEP 1:
    BEFORE PROCEEDING, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO REVIEW THE DROP-IN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM THAT EXPLAINS THIS SERVICE. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REVIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE FORM.
  • If you need further clarification of this form and have questions, please discuss with the primary CAPS counselor listed above at 858-534-3755. By continuing to schedule, you are providing acknowledgement and understanding of the Let's Talk services, and are aware that this is NOT a clinical or professional counseling service. For professional and clinical services, please contact CAPS at 858-534-3755.
  • STEP 2:
    SELECT THE APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT SIGNUP SHEET or DEPT CONTACT.

    • School of Medicine (SOM): For SOM students only. Distributed via internal SOM email/flyers. Contact Ariana Mueller Student Affairs Officer (858) 534-3702
    • Skaggs School of Pharmacy (SKAGGS): For SKAGGS students only. Distributed via internal SKAGGS emails/communications. Contact Jenna Bastear, SKAGGS Director of Student Affairs and Admissions for more information.
    • Computer Science & Engineering (CSE): For CSE graduate students only. Distributed via internal CSE emails. See your weekly email sent by the CSE Director of Student Affairs, Patrick Mallon
    • Graduate Division (GRAD): Coming Soon
    • Veterans (SVRC): For Student Veterans only. Distributed intenally. Contact Iris Ayala-Swindell, SVRC Program Manager (858-534-5460), or Diana Slade, SCRC Program Specialist (858-534-5410).
    • Athletics (ICA): For UCSD Scholar Athletes only. Distributed via internal ICA team pages and emails. Contact Matt Kritz at mkritz@ucsd.edu
  • Write down the UNIQUE ZOOM MEETING ID/LINK for your appointment slot. Then DELETE the Meeting ID/Link from the cell after writing it down. 

    IMPORTANT: DO NOT put your name into the Spreadsheet! Deleting your unique Meeding ID/Link will be enough to indicate your reserved slot. 
  • STEP 3:
    At the time of your appt., access the ZOOM MEETING ID/LINK. It will connect you to the Let's Talk provider.