U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

Philosophy

We value our multicultural, multidisciplinary and multi-theoretical learning and working environment. Openness to the ‘multi-multi-multi’, as we often refer to them, is critical to the training year at CAPS. We recognize that trainees come to us with differing levels of experience with respect to issues of diversity. Our staff and training program is multidisciplinary, involving clinical social workers, clinical psychologists, counseling psychologists, psychiatrists and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. The diverse theoretical approaches utilized by staff enrich our work while our shared awareness of developmental issues and of brief therapy provide common ground.

Goals

We are committed to providing to each student:

  • A comprehensive program of professional development and mentoring to assist in developing a strong professional identity.
  • An environment where challenge is coupled with encouragement and support, and psychological science is interwoven in clinical practice.
  • Exposure to a variety of services, therapeutic perspectives, and methodologies offered by CAPS and the opportunity to work with diverse clients and/or presenting concerns.

We expect that students will contribute to the CAPS mission through engaging in the work of the agency. However, we recognize that the trainee is a student and therefore will not be held to the same work expectations as permanent staff.

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