U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

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Embedded Model Overview

In 2014, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) embarked on a new way of effectively and efficiently distributing mental health services for students across the schools and colleges by creating a community-based model - placing CAPS clinicians inside some of the schools and colleges, known as the embedded model.  CAPS counselors are now placed in 7 different Schools and Colleges at UM.  By doing so, each therapist can address the specific and unique needs of each culture through confidential clinical service delivery and tailored outreach, education, and prevention programs, engage with faculty and staff through consultation, and develop materials specifically tailored to each school and college.

Find out more information on the Clinical Services, Confidentiality, Embedded Staff, Consultation and Outreach HERE.

The goals of the model include:

  • Increase support of all U of M students’ mental health and wellness via direct, local service delivery, including clinical, consultation, and prevention services targeting low and high risk needs, developmental issues, diagnosable illnesses, crisis intervention, and psychiatric emergencies.
  • Meet the expressed needs of U of M Deans, Associate Deans, faculty, and administrators in the schools and colleges for local, accessible intervention and prevention services for students.

Read a recent article about the "Embedded Model" published in the Michigan Daily here.