Black Lives Matter

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This page contains resources for Black and African-American students. UHS has another resource page for Black and African American Faculty and Staff.


Current and historical events across our nation are impacting many of our UC Berkeley students, and are particularly impacting our Black and African American community. Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) joins the rest of UHS and the University of California, Berkeley, in expressing our grief, sorrow, and compassion to all those who have been impacted by the race-based tragedies that have been occurring across our nation. We are appalled and outraged by the racist killings of recent months and stand in solidarity with our Black and African American community.  These tragedies reflect a longstanding and entrenched history of structural and systemic injustice and violence and we stand against racism and hate in all forms.  CAPS is committed to addressing anti-Blackness, and other forms of systemic oppression, racism, and discrimination.

As mental health clinicians, we understand that oppressive and harmful systems have a direct impact on mental well-being. In the aftermath of experiencing or witnessing racial injustice and violence, we can experience a range of feelings and emotions, such as shock, fear, sadness, anger, grief, helplessness and/or guilt.  As a service, CAPS is committed to providing affirming and racial trauma-informed care for all of our students who have been directly or vicariously impacted by trauma.  

We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like support with coping and healing. Counselors are available for phone and video counseling appointments. CAPS employs mental health professionals trained to provide support to individuals from a wide array of identities, including traditionally marginalized, historically oppressed or disenfranchised groups.

  •  Call Counseling and Psychological Services at (510) 642-9494 to talk to a counselor

  • When the Tang Center is closed, call the after-hours counseling line (855) 817-5667. 

  • Visit the CAPS website for more information about services

Counseling Groups & Workshops

For Black & African-American Students

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Rest, Resilience, and Rooting in the Earth

Join the UHS African American Mental Health Team as we center the power of rest as resistance and experience our sacred healing relationship with nature and mother earth as a Black community. Through meditation practice, reflection, and community sharing we will deepen our connection to the elements and cultivate a sense of home in our mind, body, and spirit.


Honoring Our Past, Embodying Our Present, andEnvisioning Our Futures

Join the UHS African American Mental Health Team for an opportunity to honor the stories and resilience of our Black histories, center in the wisdom of the present moment, and dream together about our futures as a Black community. Through meditation practice, reflection, and community sharing we will rest in the power of our shared legacies and cultivate restoration as we journey on toward collective liberation.

 

Counseling Groups

Please call (510) 642-9494 to join.  If you are interested in joining after the listed start-date, please give us a call as there may still be openings or new groups starting.

For a full-list of summer virtual groups go to group counseling page.

 

Black Womxn’s Sister Circle 

  • Mondays, 3:30-5pm
  • Facilitated by Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW and Genee Jackson, PhD

 

BIPOC Queer Womxn's Support Circle

  • Tuesdays, 2:15-3:45pm
  • Facilitated by Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW
     

BIMOC Black Indigenous Men of Color Healing Circle

  • Tuesdays, 3:15-4:45pm
  • Facilitated by Adisa Anderson, PhD and Danny Meza, PhD

Heart Wisdom: BIPOC Meditation and Healing Community

  • Thursdays, 3:30-5pm
  • Facilitated by Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW

Q-BIPOC Harm Reduction

  •  Fridays, 2-3:30pm
  • Facilitated by Darius Taylor, MSW

 

Virtual Drop-In Consultations

For Black & African-American Students

Virtual "Let’s Talk" Drop-In Consultations

Want an informal consultation with a Black counselor from  CAPS?

 Sign-up for a time and the counselor can meet with you by Zoom video or by phone. 

Genee Jackson, PhD

Genee Jackson

Mondays, 10am-12pm  Genee Jackson's Let's Talk Consultation Link

Treajané  Brown, MA

Treajané Brown

Tuesdays, 2-4pm Treajané's WeJoinIn Link

Amber Jaiza Jones, LCSW

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Thursdays, 11am-1pm  Jai Jone's Let's Talk Consultation Link

Adisa Anderson, PhD

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Thursdays, 2-4pm Adisa's Let's Talk Consultation Link

You can also see the full list of Virtual Let's Talk Drop-In Consutlations with Counselors.

Health Coaching

for Black & African American Students

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Get support from a Health Coach on identifying your needs, priorities, and how to support your health and wellness. They are open for virtual appointments!

Make an appointment:

Get Information and Care for Yourself: 

Fatigue is real. Take a step back for rest and recovery whenever it feels necessary so you can support you. This can include rest, nourishing yourself, receiving support from your community, play, and movement.