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CAPS Video Archive

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Well-Being Wednesday
  • Episode 1: Mindfulness: Whether you’re  new to mindfulness, or a regular practitioner, this episode will offer some tips for meditating and how it supports overall well-being.  Host Shawna Foose is joined by CAPS Psychologist, Dr. Jinaki Flint, and CAPS Therapist, Ryan Judd.
  • Episode 2: Coping with Pandemic Anxiety: With the major disruptions to daily life brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all seeking ways to manage our increased stress, worry, and feelings of panic. Join Shawna Foose, LPC-S and special guest, Dr. Nicholas Oleen-Junk, to learn cognitive and behavioral strategies for thinking more rationally and acting more effectively in these difficult times.  Click here for the corresponding worksheet.
  • Episode 3: Self-Compassion During a Pandemic: Many of us are finding ourselves full of compassion for those suffering around us from COVID-19, yet are judgmental of our own emotional and behavioral responses during this time. This week we will examine how self-compassion can improve our resiliency and motivation. Join hosts Shawna Foose, LPC-S, and Dr. Jinaki Flint as they welcome Dr. Dani Archie who will help us learn how to move from a place of self-criticism to self-compassion through mindful awareness of your emotions, recognizing your common humanity, and practicing kindness towards yourself. Unfortunately, we had some technical difficulties with the recording. Click here to access the powerpoint.
  • Episode 4: Making Yourself at Home in Your Body: Responding to Trauma During The Pandemic: Living through a pandemic can feel traumatic.  For individuals who have previous traumatic experiences, this time may be even more intense and complex. Join co-hosts Dr. Jinaki Flint and Shawna Foose, LPC-S, as they welcome guest speaker Dr. Jessica Chavez who will offer thoughts and strategies for staying grounded in the physical body during this unprecedented time. 
  • Episode 5: Managing Social Media During a Pandemic: During this unprecedented time, we are relying on technology and social media more than ever.  However, social media can have negative impacts on our mental health as well.  Join co-hosts Dr. Jinaki Flint and Shawna Foose, LPC-S, and CAPS Psychology Extern, Kimia Kaviani, MA, as they explore strategies for managing social media and alternatives that support good mental health.  
  • Episode 6: Think Outside the Box: Taking Creative Breaks During Finals: Got finals stress?  Got pandemic stress?  Explore creative ways to take breaks that will reset your mind and restore your energy.  Co-hosts Dr. Jinaki Flint and Shawna Foose, LPC-S, are joined by CAPS Therapist, Benjamin Ng, LPC.
  • ​​​​​Episode 7: Sex, Intimacy, and Mental Health: This episode will offer some tips on connecting your mental health and sex life. Health Promotion Specialists Jennifer Hunt and Chelsea Hill will join co-hosts Shawna Foose, LPC-S, and Dr. Jinaki Flint for an anonymous Q & A in regards to sex, intimacy and your mental health.
  • Episode 8: Your relationship with food and your body: Shedding the shame and shoulds: This episode features Carli Gertler, RD, LDN, CDE,a Registered Dietitian at Campus Health, in conversation with Jessica Chavez, PhD, a psychologist at CAPS for Counseling Services. Join us as we discuss the factors that get in the way of a positive relationship with eating, movement, and your body. We will offer practical tips and information to help attendees who are seeking self-understanding, empowerment, and healing, as well as those simply looking to learn more about the impact of diet culture. 
  • Episode 9: Healthy Self/Heal*Thy*Self and Folklorico Dancing: Host Shawna Foose, LPC-S, and CAPS Psychologist, Dr. Jessica Chavez, welcome long-time CAPS Patient Representative, Belinda Avila for this very special finale episode.  Belinda has nearly a decade of experience instructing folklorico dancing blending techniques from throughout Mexico and Central America.  We’ll discuss the many psychological benefits of movement, music, and dance with an opportunity to practice live.  

Surviving and Thriving
  • Episode 1: Introduction: Adjusting to life in a pandemic is hard.  Adjusting to life in a pandemic while in graduate school, medical school, or law school could be even more complex.  Join CAPS therapists Dr. Matthew Sobesky, Benjamin Ng, LPC, and Shawna Foose, LPC-S, for this 4-part series to discuss the challenges faced by graduate and professional students during this unprecedented time.  We will explore strategies and approaches to navigating in the “new normal.” 
  • Episode 2: Managing Relationships during a Pandemic: Managing intimate relationships while in graduate school can be challenging.  Navigating those relationships through a pandemic can be even more complex.  Co-hosts Dr. Matthew Sobesky, Benjamin Ng, LPC, and Shawna Foose, LPC-S, welcome special guest, Kevin Foose, LPC-S.  Mr. Foose is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at Loyola University New Orleans, as well as a therapist in private practice.  He brings expertise in intimate relationships and family dynamics to this episode.
  • Episode 3: Positivity Fatigue: In the age of quarantine, there can be pressure to "look on the bright side" or stay positive. Join our panel: Dr. Matthew Sobesky, Benjamin Ng, LPC, and Shawna Foose, LPC-S with special guest Kevin Foose, LPC-S, as they explore how to honor and validate the full range of emotional responses—from grief and sadness, to anger and frustration, to joy and relief, and beyond--during this unprecedented time.  
  • Episode 4: Managing Burnout During a Pandemic: Feeling exhausted?  Struggling to focus? Continuing to keep up with academics, work, and personal obligations while navigating a pandemic can lead to burnout. Join panelists Dr. Matthew Sobesky, Benjamin Ng, LPC, and Shawna Foose, LPC-S, to discuss strategies for mitigating burnout and increasing well-being.