UM Counseling and Psychological Services Student Advisory Board (CAPS SAB)
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about college student mental health to meet once a month with the CAPS Director (Dr. Todd Sevig) and CAPS Associate Director of Community Engagement and Outreach (Dr. Christine Asidao) in a group format over Zoom to provide a combination of thoughtful feedback on CAPS approaches to mental health on the U-M campus and occasional activities in which we do something for the U-M campus.
We will be seeking out new members for for the 2021-2022 academic year in late March / early April. The application will be available around that time
The CAPS Student Advisory Board (CAPS SAB) is a community of undergraduate and graduate students interested in advising Counseling and Psychological Services on the variety of ways in which we engage with the greater UM community on matters of college student mental health as well as actively participating in topic-focused projects. The CAPS SAB was established in 2008 and advises CAPS on matters of mental health outreach to all students, provides valuable input on various agency decisions and is involved in staff searches. CAPS SAB members have the opportunity to work closely with the Director and Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services. We truly value CAPS SAB input and work hard towards implementing suggestions.
Examples of past activities and projects:
- Creating a Faculty Toolkit in order to promote an environment supportive of mental health for students
- #CAPSonTimeOut mental health social media challenge
- Creating, writing and acting in a CAPS promotional video https://youtu.be/ozUDB86qTP4
- Providing significant student perspective and suggestions in creating a “Part 2” to the well-established CAPS QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) suicide prevention training
- Promoting and engaging with students through the Semester Survival 101 tabling event https://youtu.be/fhvFSnvs54o
- Providing recommendations on CAPS social media, suicide prevention, and eating disorders and body image outreach efforts
- Providing valuable input in advocating for “CAPS After Hours” information to be printed on the back of every new MCard https://caps.umich.edu/article/caps-now-mcard
- Providing guidance and feedback for the “University of Michigan Student’s Guide to Mental Health Hospitalization”
- Increasing accessibility and knowledge regarding the CAPS appointment process (https://youtu.be/9kuKiTHXaFM)