Embedded CAPS Centers & Positions

We are proud to have CAPS staff in various embedded positions and centers across Georgetown University’s offices and multiple campuses. Check out the tabs below to learn more about specific services available in your program!

At Georgetown University, the Department of Athletics and CAPS are committed to supporting the overall success and well-being of student-athletes. Counseling and sport psychology services are offered to student-athletes to help athletes achieve personal, academic, and athletic success.

Dr. Erica Force, Head of Athletic Counseling Services, is a licensed psychologist specializing in sport psychology. She provides individual counseling services, and consults with athletes, teams and coaches to help achieve peak performance. Her office is located in Athletics in McDonough Arena.

For scheduling, please contact Dr. Erica Force:
Office: 202-687-6715
Email: erica.force@georgetown.edu
Office Location: McDonough Arena E114

Athletics

CAPS at Georgetown Law Center is dedicated to the mental health needs and unique challenges of JD and LLM students. Located in Gewirz Hall, Suite 110 on the Law Center campus, we provide assessment, consultation, brief psychotherapy, case management/ referral services, psychiatric medication services and workshops/community outreach events. We also offer staff consultations and trainings, as well as coordinate the process when students take a medical leave of absence.

Active full-time and part-time law students are eligible for services at CAPS. Services are provided by licensed psychologists, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and a post-doctoral psychology associate. All CAPS services are free for law students during the academic year. To learn more about CAPS at the Law Center watch this CAPS 101 video and visit the Law Center website.

You can request an appointment through our website, or call the main campus at 202-687-6985.

Law Center

In response to student feedback regarding wellness, Dr. Simoné Jalon was hired in March 2019 as the School of Medicine’s first in-house psychologist. As an extension of CAPS, Dr. Jalon works exclusively with medical students providing initial triage assessments, consultations, brief psychotherapy, case management/ referral services, medical leaves of absence, and workshops/community outreach events. Additionally, she offers staff consultations and trainings.

You can learn more about Dr. Jalon here: https://gumc.georgetown.edu/gumc-stories/helping-future-caretakers-take-care-of-themselves/

Active M.D. students are eligible for services at CAPS. Services provided by Dr. Jalon are at no charge to M.D. students. Dr Jalon’s office is located at Med-Dent SE115, however due to COVID-19 she is currently only offering telehealth services.

To request an appointment with Dr. Jalon, please email her directly at sj787@georgetown.edu

After an open letter was signed by more than 500 students after the George Floyd protests, Dr. Jade Sanders was hired in September 2021 in response to the demand of more mental health resources for students who are Underrepresented in Medicine (URM). As an extension of CAPS, Dr. Sanders works exclusively with medical center students providing initial triage assessments, consultations, brief psychotherapy, case management/ referral services, medical leaves of absence, and workshops/community outreach events. Additionally, she offers staff consultations and training. 

Dr. Sanders also serves as a staff member on the Racial Justice Committee for Change URM Wellbeing Subcommittee. 

Active students in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Graduate Education programs are eligible for services at CAPS. Services provided by Dr. Sanders are free of charge. Dr. Sanders’ office is located at Med-Dent SE104, her in-office days are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. She is also providing telehealth appointments daily. 

To request an appointment with Dr. Sanders, please email her directly at js5048@georgetown.edu

*** Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Weekly E-mail Blast***

During these trying times with COVID-19 impacting many aspects of our lives, Dr. Jalon alongside Ms. Liz Belleau have created the SOM Healthy Mind, Healthy Body. This weekly e-mail wellness blast will provide you with coping tools and wellness information to help you as you manage the current times and your academic milestones. Sign up here! Previous editions will be added below.

HMHB Week 1: Coping During COVID-19 (new window)

HMHB Week 2: Let’s Get Better Sleep (new window)

HMHB Week 3: Coping with Loss (new window)

HMHB Week 4: Anxiety and Uncertainty (new window)

HMHB Week 5: Relationships (new window)

HMHB Week 6: Connectedness (new window)

HMHB Week 7: Caring for Your Whole Self (new window)

HMHB Week 8: Self Image (new window)

School of Medicine (SOM)