U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Online Screenings

We  would like to encourage you to take a quick screening to see if feelings like prolonged sadness, anxiety, irritability, loss of pleassure, and/or hopelessness might actually be related to depression. 

Other screenings for generalized anxiety disorder, alcohol misuse, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder are also available.  Participants will receive immediate results at the end of each screening to print and bring to a counselor for further discussion and evaluation if indicated.

You can take the screenings by going HERE

CAPS Screening For ADHD Concerns

If you are referred for an ADHD screening from another office or department or if you are interested in participating in an ADHD screening, you will need to schedule a 30 minute Initial Consultation (IC) with CAPS counselor and then during that consultation request to meet with someone on our staff trained in conducting ADHD screenings. 

However, you need to be aware that a screening does not provide enough information to definitively diagnose ADHD. Some students may need to be referred for a more comprehensive evaluation other than CAPS after the screening.

After completing the screening your counselor may refer you for a medication evaluation. 

CAPS only provides ADHD medication to those who are also actively involved in counseling and who have no insurance coverage. If you have insurance you will be referred to a community psychiatrist for a medication evaluation and monitoring.

First Appointment for Eating and Body Image Concerns

If you are interested in participating in a free, confidential, EPA (Eating Patterns Assessment) or If you are referred from another office, you will need to schedule a 30 minute Initial Consultation (IC) with CAPS counselor and then during that consultation request to meet with someone on our staff trained in conducting this assessment that holistically examines patterns of restrictive eating, overeating, and compensatory behaviors.  You will be referred for a First Counseling Appointment for the purpose of pursuing the Eating Patterns Assessment.

This is a three part process involving :

  • The Clinical Interview is completed with a trained mental health provider in two 45-minute sessions.  This is an in-person, one-on-one assessment of current and past eating patterns, concerns about eating or compensatory behaviors, and the bio-psycho-social impact of eating patterns.
     
  • Two take-home measures help to identify and quantify eating concerns: the Eating Disorder Inventory ® and the Eating Disorder Examination Questionnaire ®.
  • The student then receives receives personalized feedback including themes that arose during the EPA, high scores from the measures along with their standard interpretations, and recommendations.

Students are encouraged to be engaged through this process and to work together with the counselor to determine next steps for treatment or ongoing support at the conclusion of the EPA.

First Appointment for Alcohol and Other Drug Concerns

If you are referred for a confidential ASAP (Assessment of Substance Abuse Patterns) from another office or department or if you are interested in participaing in an ASAP, you will need to schedule a 30 minute Initial Consultation (IC) with a CAPS counselor and then during that consultation request to meet with someone on our staff trained in conducting this assessment of alcohol, marijuana and other drug use. 

This is a two-part process involving:

  • An opportunity for each student to examine patterns of alcohol, marijuana or other drug use and related concerns within the context of the “whole person”.
  • The student receives personally-relevant feedback from the trained CAPS counselor  and is then supported in making realistic decisions about their future use, choices and goals.