Three forums planned for students who wish to discuss recent events

Beginning this week, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Penn State will hold three forums for students who want to discuss their thoughts and feelings about recent events at Penn State. Forums will be held Nov. 29, Dec. 1 and Dec. 7 on the University Park campus.

As students return from Thanksgiving break, they may have more thoughts to share. Topics might include child sexual abuse allegations, Penn State’s image, dealing with reactions of friends and family, services for students, fears for the future and how to cope with stress. This is not a replacement for counseling. CAPS asks that participants respect the confidentiality of others in the forum. These events are closed to representatives of the media.

-- From 7 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Special Dining Room B in Pollock Commons, clinical social worker Cathie St. Andrews and psychologist Aki Kawamoto will be facilitating a discussion.

-- From 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1, in 103 Johnston Commons (the George Clark Lounge) in East Halls, clinical social worker Mary Anne Knapp and doctoral intern in psychology Jess Buckland will facilitate a discussion.

-- From 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in Room 205 of the Student Health Center, psychiatrist Vicky Stout and clinical social worker Cathie St. Andrews will facilitate this discussion.

For more information about resources available to those affected by recent events, visit http://live.psu.edu/story/56358.

Last Updated November 29, 2011