Engineering Student Support Services
Associate Dean of Students
Thornton Hall, Room A112
Liz Ramirez-Weaver, LSCW
Thornton Hall, A-wing Room B205
CAPS Support Services
Liz Ramirez-Weaver is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker bilingual in English/Spanish. She is CAPS psychotherapist specifically dedicated to the mental health needs of the School of Engineering students. She has over 17 years of experience in the field of mental health and received a Master of Social Work degree from Syracuse University.
- Consultation for students and faculty and staff (for concerns about students)
- Outreach activities such as presentations, guest talks in class, or meeting with organization
- 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 a School of Engineering student. The first meeting with Ms. Ramirez will be in person (Thornton Hall Room A205B) and will be approximately 20-25 minutes. This meeting allows students to discuss their concerns and plan for appropriate next steps.
Ms. Ramirez-Weaver is an employee of UVA Counseling & Psychological Services (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 shares 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 through Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. 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 got to CAPS at Student Health for crisis services (Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.).
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 ideals for mental health-centered presentations at the School of Engineering. Contact Ms. Ramirez-Weaver via email at email@example.com to schedule a mental health presentation for your organization or class.