Message From the Director

Message From the Director—Fall 2017

Welcome to all of you who are new to campus, and welcome back to those of you who are returning! We have been working hard at CAPS this summer to better meet all of your mental health-related needs.  We are changing our system so that you can see one of our therapists sooner and with less repetition. We are also increasing our staff thanks to your support of funding for direct mental health services.  Our recruitments are focused on meeting the needs of our culturally diverse campus, and we continue to train our existing staff regarding these needs.

CAPS offers a wide array of services, including self-help, referrals, groups, peer support, psychiatry, individual therapy, and crisis services.  They are all detailed here, so please take a few minutes to check out our website.  I also want to acknowledge that we are living in a time of significant social and political unrest and, seemingly, we are exposed to troubling news on a daily basis from our country and around the world.  These events can hit home and impact your ability to get the most out of your college experience.  We stand ready to support you, so please let us know how we can help.  We are here for you.


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