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Antosz Speaks with Parents about Children’s Needs

Dr. Larry Antosz, pictured in center, spoke with area parents on Jan. 24.

Dr. Larry Antosz, pictured in center, spoke with area parents on Jan. 24.

Dr. Larry Antosz, a psychotherapist with Wesleyan’s Counseling and Psychological Services, spoke to parents about children’s needs at the Cobb School, Montessori in Simsbury, Conn. on Jan. 24.

Dr. Antosz joined Paul Assaiante, squash coach and author from Trinity College, and John Kniering, director of career services at the University of Hartford, to encourage parents to “guide your children, then let them fly.”

“Dr. Antosz took time out of his busy day to talk with Cobb School parents about what children really need. He sat on a panel and shared his thoughts on parenting and education and everything in between. Drawing on his decades of experience and his unique vantage point, Larry had us captivated,” said Maureen Scudder, director of communications at The Cobb School. “We are deeply grateful that Dr. Larry Antosz shared his time, his warmth, and his oodles of experience with us. He was and is remarkable.”

D’Andrea to Direct Counseling, Psychological Services

Jennifer D'Andrea, the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services, says students seek her office's services for a variety of reasons – many struggle with the adjustment to college, while others are coping with family or parental conflict. In 2010-11, CAPS helped 556 students.

Q: Jennifer, you will be appointed the new director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on July 1. How do you describe your new role?

A: It’s such an exciting time for me to join CAPS in a director role. Our office will be undergoing many changes over the upcoming months, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. I will be facilitating a changeover to a community mental health model that continues to prioritize therapy while simultaneously expanding the role of education, prevention, and outreach. All of us in the office are excited about new opportunities to collaborate with our colleagues throughout the university – faculty, residential life, PSafe, administration, and student groups – as well as our partners in the Middletown community.

Q: CAPS is formerly known as the Office of Behavioral Health for Students (OBHS). What mental health services does CAPS offer to Wesleyan students?

A: CAPS offers time-limited individual and group therapy, outreach, prevention, education, early identification and intervention, and consultation. The office has always valued and focused upon clinical work, and we are now planning ways to enhance and expand our activities in outreach and education while still meeting students’ needs for therapeutic services.

Q: Why is it important for a university to have mental health services available?

A: One of our core goals is the promotion of normal development,