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Services at the School of Law, Darden, Engineering, and McIntire School of Commerce

CAPS at the School of Law

Dr. Kate Gibson, Psychologist

There is a CAPS psychologist specifically dedicated to the mental health needs of law school students with an office at the School of Law. Dr. Kate Gibson has been at CAPS for nine years and is a licensed psychologist. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and is a licensed attorney who practiced for eight years at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (now Wilmer Hale) before becoming a psychologist.

Dr. Gibson will provide the following services:

  • Consultation for students and faculty and staff (for concerns about students)
  • Assessment
  • Outreach activities such as presentations, guest talks in class, or meeting with your organization
  • Referrals
  • Brief individual therapy
  • Group therapy

Confidentiality
Dr. Gibson is an employee of CAPS, and the same CAPS confidentiality standards apply to her. Information for her clients is maintained separately from any other academic or administrative records and cannot be shared outside of Student Health without permission of the client unless certain legal exceptions apply. In addition, Dr. Gibson is a confidential employee and in her role as therapist is not mandated to report sexual assault information to the university.

How to Make an Appointment
If you are a law student who is interested in mental health services, you can make an initial appointment with Dr. Gibson by calling the CAPS main number 434-243-5150 and letting the receptionist know that you are a law student. A first meeting will be in person and take approximately 20 minutes during which you will have the chance to review your concerns and plan appropriate next steps with Dr. Gibson.

Open Office Hours
Dr. Gibson has open office hour Monday-Friday from 2-3 pm for unscheduled meetings with students needing immediate attention or faculty and staff who wish to consult on concerning situations. If you come to this hour and the door is shut, please call the CAPS main number (434-243-5150) to check on her availability. If Dr. Gibson she is unavailable, please go to CAPS at Student Health for crisis services (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

Community Connection and Outreach
Dr. Gibson welcomes opportunities to meet with student groups, faculty, and staff to hear about your experiences at the law school and your thoughts about mental health services and mental health programming that could be helpful at the School of Law. You can also email her if you would like to arrange for mental health presentations or programming for your organization or class.

Office Location
Dr. Gibson’s office is SL135(c). The office is on the ground floor of Slaughter Hall in the Karsh Student Services Center area. If you are facing Caplin Pavilion, go left, past the Admissions office until you can’t go any further. Take a right down the ramp and the entrance to the waiting room will be facing you at the end of the ramp. Dr. Gibson’s office is the first on the left after you go through the door.

Eligibility for services at Student Health
Law students remain eligible for the full range of CAPS services at Student Health.

CAPS at Darden

Dr. Debbie Wilson, Psychologist

Dr. Wilson is specifically dedicated to the mental health needs of Darden school students with an office at the Darden School of Business. Dr. Wilson received her doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. She has worked with adolescents and adults from many cultures, representing over two dozen countries. She has served as a Staff Psychologist at George Washington University and a Sports Psychologist at George Mason University. She uses an integrative approach to psychotherapy that is grounded in psychodynamic theory and incorporates interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness theories and skills. She is a generalist with specific experience in helping university students with personal development, relationship, academic recovery, substance abuse, and trauma related issues. She has expertise in working with student athletes and performing artists on performance enhancement and leadership development. Dr. Wilson chairs the NCAA’s Sexual Assault Task Force, serves on the NCAA’s Board of Governors’ Commission to Combat Campus Sexual Assault and is a past chair of the NCAA’s Committee on Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct. Prior to becoming a Clinical Psychologist, she was the Women’s Basketball Coach at The Ohio State University for eight years. Debbie enjoys reading, riding horses, and traveling.

Dr. Wilson provides the following services:

  • Consultation for students and faculty and staff (for concerns about students)
  • Assessment
  • Outreach activities such as presentations, guest talks in class, or meeting with your organization
  • Referrals
  • Brief individual therapy
  • Group therapy

Confidentiality
Dr. Wilson is an employee of CAPS and the same CAPS confidentiality standards apply to her. Information for her clients is maintained separately from any other academic or administrative records and cannot be shared outside of Student Health without permission of the client unless certain legal exceptions apply. In addition, Dr. Wilson is a confidential employee and in her role as therapist is not mandated to report sexual assault information to the university.

How to Make an Appointment
If you are a Darden student who is interested in mental health services, you can make an initial appointment with Dr. Wilson by calling the CAPS main number 434-243-5150 and letting them the receptionist know that you are a Darden student. A first meeting will be in person and take approximately 60 minutes during which you will have the chance to review your concerns and plan appropriate next steps with Dr. Wilson.

Open Office Hours
Dr. Wilson has office hours at Darden Graduate School of Business Faculty Office Building (FOB), Room 134 on Fridays from 10-11:30am for unscheduled meetings with students needing immediate attention or faculty and staff who wish to consult on concerning situations. If you come to this hour and the door is shut, please call the CAPS main number (434) 243-5150 to check on her availability. If Dr. Wilson is unavailable, please go to CAPS at Student Health for crisis services (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

CAPS at the School of Engineering

Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LCSW

Ms. Ramirez-Weaver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker bilingual in English/Spanish. She is a CAPS psychotherapist specifically dedicated to the mental health needs of School of Engineering students. Ms. Ramirez-Weaver has over 17 years of experience in the field of mental health and received a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University.

Office Location
Thornton Hall, A-wing 2nd level Room 205B, across from the Stacks study room and next to the Rodman room.

Services Offered

  • Consultation for students and faculty and staff (for concerns about students)
  • Assessment
  • Outreach activities such as presentations, guest talks in class, or meeting with your organization
  • Referrals
  • Brief individual therapy
  • Group therapy

How to Make an Appointment
School of Engineering students interested in mental health services can make an appointment by calling the CAPS main number (434) 243-5150. Please tell the CAPS receptionist that you are School of Engineering student. The first meeting with Ms. Ramirez will be in person (room A205B Thornton Hall) and will be approximately 20-25 minutes. This meeting allows students to discuss their concerns and plan for appropriate next-steps.

Confidentiality
Ms. Ramirez-Weaver is an employee of CAPS and the same CAPS confidentiality standards apply to her. Information pertaining to students receiving services through CAPS is maintained separately from any other academic or administrative records and cannot be shared outside of Student Health without written permission of the student unless certain legal exceptions apply. Additionally, Ms. Ramirez-Weaver is a confidential employee and in her role as therapist is not mandated to report sexual assault information to the university.

Open Office Hours:
Ms. Ramirez-Weaver has an open office hour Monday-Friday from 1-2 pm for unscheduled meetings with students needing immediate attention or faculty and staff who wish to consult on concerning situations. If you come to this hour and the door is shut, please call the CAPS main number (434) 243-5150 to check on her availability. If Ms. Ramirez-Weaver is unavailable, please go to CAPS at Student Health for crisis services (Monday-Friday 8am-5pm).

Community Connection and Outreach
Ms. Ramirez-Weaver welcomes opportunities to meet with student groups, faculty and staff to engage in dialogue around experiences at the School of Engineering, perspective on mental health services and ideas for mental health centered presentations at the School of Engineering. Contact Ms. Ramirez-Weaver via email to schedule a mental health presentation for your organization or class.

CAPS at McIntire School of Commerce

Erin Tracy, Ph.D. is a CAPS psychologist who will be working in the McIntire School of Commerce during the 2019-2020 academic year.  Dr. Tracy is a licensed psychologist who joined the CAPS staff in 2015.  She received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Colorado State University and completed her doctoral internship at the University of California-Davis Counseling Center.  Dr. Tracy's clinical interests include eating disorders, anxiety, trauma, emotion regulation, interpersonal concerns, multicultural and gender issues, and group therapy.

Dr. Tracy provides the following services:

  • Assessment
  • Brief individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Referrals
  • Consultation for faculty and staff (for concerns about students)
  • Outreach activties including meetings with Commerce-related student organizations and student leaders

How to Make an Appointment

Students interested in mental health services can call CAPS (434) 243-5150 to schedule a Brief Screening, which is conducted over the phone.  The Brief Screening therapist will complete an initial assessment and may recommend an intake with Dr. Tracy at the Commerce School.  Commerce students remain eligible for the full range of CAPS services at Student Health.  Students needing immediate assiatance can access CAPS walk-in hours (Monday-Friday between 8:00am-4:30pm).  Student Services staff members can be available to accompany students to CAPS, if needed.  Afterhours concerns should be directed to the CAPS emergency line: (434) 243-5150.

Hours and Office Location

Dr. Tracy's office is located in the Student Services Office, on the first floor of Rouss and Robertson Halls.  Students check in for their scheduled appointments at the Student Services office reception area.

Confidentiality

Dr. Tracy is an employee of CAPS, and the same CAPS rules of confidentiality apply to her.  Information pertaining to students receiving services through CAPS is maintained separately from any other academic or administrative records and cannot be shared outside of Student Health without written permission of the student, unless certain legal exceptions apply.  Additionally, Dr. Tracy is a confidential employee and in her role as therapist is not mandated to report sexual assault information to the univesity.

Faculty and Staff Consultation Hours

Dr. Tracy will host weekly consultation hours for faculty and staff in the Student Services Office on Mondays (11am-12pm) and Thursdays (1pm-2pm) to discuss student concerns.

Community Connection and Outreach

Dr. Tracy welcomes opportunities to meet with student groups, faculty, and staff to engage in dialogue around prevention and wellness programming that could exnhance the experience of Commerce students.  Contact Dr. Tracy via email to discuss outreach and programming options.