Meet Amanda Broyles! Amanda is a practicum clinician at CAPS who provides individual and group services. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from Emory University. She is currently a 3rd year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program in the College of Education at UH. Amanda enjoys working with young adults, particularly college students. She is interested in exploring how gender role socialization and other intersecting identities impact behavior and mental health. In her free time, she likes to practice yoga, watch Netflix, play with her cat, and explore restaurants around Houston.

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We've partnered with UH Wellness to discuss how racial trauma can affect the mental health and overall wellness of African American college students. Join us in the discussion next Tuesday!

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Meet Dr. David Ranschaert! Dr. Ranschaert is a psychologist at CAPS with multiple roles. First, he is a clinician providing individual and group counseling, and he also facilitates workshops and trainings across campus covering various topics. He provides services directly to students to help with different problems such as depression, anxiety and adjusting to college. The trainings he provides to students, faculty, and staff covers topics like prevention of problems or copin...g with anger. Dr. Ranschaert is very proud to be the co-facilitator of the Rainbow Coogs therapy group, where he provides group counseling to LGBTQIA+ students here at UH. The other role he plays is assisting with outreach coordination by creating the flyers and ads produced by CAPS. Most of the recent ads created to advertise CAPS functions were created by him! Dr. Ranschaert is originally from Louisville, Kentucky, which is where he received his BA in psychology and a Med in counseling psychology from University of Louisville. He also attended Spalding University, a small university in Louisville, Kentucky, which is where he received his MA and a PsyD in clinical psychology. His clinical interests are varied, but include working with LGBTQIA+ students, first generation college students, students adjusting to college, and outreach. Outside of work, he loves to collect comic books and watch movies, University of Louisville basketball and football, UH football (Go COOGS!), The Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo and Dash. He also loves the food in Houston, and Houston Restaurant weeks are the best weeks ever! Every once in a while, he works on his stand-up comedy routine and will participate in open mics around town.

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Have you ever wondered if someone was in distress and asked yourself how you could help them? If so, our workshop on Referring and Recognizing Students in Distress is for you. Tomorrow at 12pm and 2pm on the University of Houston at Sugar Land campus we will be offering this workshop in AMG room 104.

Drs. Ngo, Liu-Tom, and McCain had the pleasure of meeting Symone Sanders at UH Center for Diversity and Inclusion's MLK Celebration. It was great!

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Hope the beginning of your semester has been great! Short week, but hopefully a good start!