Eligibility and Confidentiality
 
Eligibility for Services
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers, at no cost, consultations to students about personal concerns and/or difficulties they might have. As a result of this consultation, your will receive recommendations about appropriate services available either at CAPS and/or other specialized services (elsewhere on campus or in the community). In light of the demand for services, the brief therapy approach within CAPS, the professional staff expertise and availability, and the resources within CAPS, every effort will be made to identify the best treatment options for your psychological concerns. Should it become apparent that you have additional concerns (e.g., career/major indecision, study skill deficits, academic advising needs, economic assistance needs), other campus and community resources may be recommended. 
    
Who may use our services?
   
Students
Students must be currently enrolled in the semester they want to receive CAPS services and paying the health service fee.  During the summer, students not enrolled for classes, but who are continuing enrollment in the fall semester, may pay a nominal fee for services.  All students are eligible to participate in groups, workshops, biofeedback, and limited emergency services.  Most groups require a pre-group meeting to determine if the group is appropriate for your needs.  


Faculty/Staff
Staff and faculty are eligible for to participate in outreach sponsored by CAPS.  CAPS will provide training to campus departments. Faculty and Staff may contact CAPS to consult about student concerns.  

Consultation and On-going Counseling Services
To access services, a student may call or come by CAPS and the receptionist will schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.  During the initial meeting, the counselor will identify and recommend appropriate services and confirm which, if any, the student wishes to pursue.  The recommended services may be within CAPS, within the community, with another services on campus or some combination therein. 

 

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