July 4, 2020

UMW, Other Virginia Campuses to Hold Virtual ‘Take Back the Night’

Take Back the Night – an international event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms – has had many incarnations since its inception more than 35 years ago, from rallies, marches and performances, to runs, walks and biking events. Now, with the looming presence of COVID-19, the event is going […]

UMW, Other Virginia Campuses Hold Virtual ‘Take Back the Night’

Take Back the Night – an international event that aims to end sexual, relationship and domestic violence in all forms – has had many incarnations since its inception more than 35 years ago, from rallies, marches and performances, to runs, walks and biking events. Now, with the looming presence of COVID-19, the event went virtual for the first time ever. Take Back the Night for 2020 is Take Back the Net.

Held as an annual speak-out and candlelight vigil at Mary Washington for over two decades, the event brings together the University and Fredericksburg communities to share personal stories of resilience and recovery, stand up against sexual assault and gender-based violence, and let survivors know they are not alone.

Unable to assemble in person, UMW Eagles joined electronically with colleges and universities across the Commonwealth for Take Back the Net on Tuesday evening. Spearheaded by the Virginia Campus Task Force, this Zoom gathering featured survivors, advocates and allies, including several Mary Washington students and alumni. The event came as higher education institutions nationwide observe Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April. Read more.

Zukor Column Appears in Psychology Publication

Talley Center Director Tev Zukor

A column by Tev Zukor, director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services, appears in a recent edition of  the American Psychological Association publication “Group Psychologist.” His perspective about group psychotherapy can be viewed at https://www.apadivisions.org/division-49/publications/newsletter/group-psychologist/2019/03/group-therapy?_ga=2.94700693.888501561.1556736391-1805288234.1556736391.

Group Psychotherapy Column (American Psychological Association)

Group Psychotherapy Column: Civilizations Die From Suicide not by Murder (The Group Psychologist)

Zukor Publishes Column in The Group Psychologist

Tevya Zukor, director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services, recently published a column in The Group Psychologist, the newsletter of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy.

Entitled Civilians Die From Suicide, Not by Murder, Zukor reflects on the deaths of fashion designer and icon Kate Spade as well as celebrity chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain. Zukor writes:

“Anthony Bourdain’s death hit me hard. My mind flashed back to that fleeting conversation I had with him; not the content of the conversation (which has long ago been lost to memory), but rather to the vibrancy and enthusiasm of the person I admired. I thought, with great sadness, about the people who were closest to Mr. Bourdain and the profound sense of loss they were experiencing. I thought of the multiple times, both personally and professionally, when I have been confronted with the immediate aftermath of a completed suicide. There is a profound sense of shock and incongruence of those scenes – the dichotomy that one life has suddenly, and violently, ended while thousands of others continue uninterrupted and unaware of the tragedy that has occurred next to them.”

Supporting Distressed Students: Presentation

Many students experience emotional and psychological difficulties at some point in their lives. Some students either arrive at UMW or develop at some point in their journey an emotional, physical or psychological disability that requires additional support and possible academic accommodations.

Sandra Fritton (Director of the Office of Disability Resources) and Tevya Zukor (Director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services) will be discussing how faculty and staff can identify, refer and support distressed students and assist them in receiving appropriate accommodations to allow those students to be successful.

There will be two opportunities to attend this presentation, which will occur in Lee Hall Room 414:

Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 2 p.m.

Please encourage faculty and staff to attend this important training.

Supporting Distressed Students – Presentation

Many students experience emotional and psychological difficulties at some point in their lives. Some students arrive at UMW with or develop at some point in their journey an emotional, physical, or psychological disability that requires additional support and possible academic accommodations.

Dr. Sandra Fritton (Director of the Office of Disability Resources) and Dr. Tevya Zukor (Director of the Talley Center for Counseling Services) will be discussing how faculty and staff can identify, refer, and support distressed students and assist them in receiving appropriate accommodations to allow those students to be successful.

There will be two opportunities to attend this presentation, which will occur in Lee Hall Room 414:

Tuesday, Sept. 20. at 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m.

Please encourage faculty and staff to attend this important training.