CAPS offers a number of undergraduate and graduate groups. Starting dates for the groups vary, but typically begin 3 to 5 weeks after the start of the semester. Groups are free for U of M students. The article provides links to videos with some information on each group.
CAPS has a diverse staff with regard to race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, professional discipline and intervention approaches that all contribute to providing excellent mental health services for students.
Different types of services are offered by CAPS like urgent walk-in services for any urgent personal situation, sexual assault services for survivors of sexual assaults and crisis response team for providing guidance for student and staff at the times of crisis. Read the article for more details on how to avail each of these services.
Due to Michigan Union renovations, CAPS has temporarily moved. The Wellness Zone will return in Winter 2020!
CAPS Wellness Zone is available for students on a drop-in basis! We offer many wellness resources to help you manage stress, rest and relax as you navigate your busy life as a student at U of M.
The multicultural, multi-disciplinary and multi-theoretical staff members at CAPS are enthusiastic about being supervisors and mentors. We are committed to providing this exemplary training opportunity to enhance your skills, continue to develop expertise in areas of interest and allow for significant progress in the licensing process. This article provides detailed information about our Fellowship program and we welcome your interest in a possible Post Master's training experience in our counseling center.
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Saturday & Sunday: Closed
Our urgent/crisis services are available 24/7 for those students who are in crisis or have an urgent need to be seen by our counselor on duty.
Counselor on Duty at CAPS is available in Fall/Winter Semester:
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Student Advisory Board (SAB) launch the Stressbusters Wellness App that is available for FREE in the APP store or Google Play for iOS and Android mobile devices. This app will quickly and conveniently provide students with up-to-date campus health information, mental health resources, stress reduction exercises and other wellness activities.
Students dealing with personal concerns and in distress typically show some outward signs that they are struggling in some way. All of us experience life’s “ups and down,” but significant distress experienced over a period of time may suggest a more serious problem. There are different levels of distress and these can be represented through a continuum.
CAPS have been providing confidential, easily assessible online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating issues, alcohol use, bi-polar disorder and PTSD since 2001. The platform for the screenings has been recently enhanced for all electronic devices and available to take in complete privacy 24-7.
Many University of Michigan students are choosing to engage in mental health efforts on campus. More than ever, these students are passionate about helping their friends, reducing stigma, and making the University of Michigan an environment where no student feels they have to struggle alone.
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CAPS is taking leadership for the campus in multiple ways -- to embrace the complexity of the work, to give courage to act, and to supply the necessary tools.
Gain tools to help a student in distress through QPR training. In order to strengthen U-M’s “community of caring,” CAPS researched systematic, college-appropriate programs focused on suicide prevention and chose to proceed with QPR, a community-based, nationally-recognized and empirically-based suicide prevention program. QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer.
Individual counseling provides an opportunity to talk with an objective, caring professional about your concerns or problems in a brief, solution focused manner. Concerns discussed range widely, but might include feelings of low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, academic concerns, substance use, issues with friends and family, or relationship concerns. Counseling sessions last 45 minutes (they start quarter after the hour and end on the hour).
The CAPS Student Advisory Board (CAPS SAB) is a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who advise CAPS on matters of mental health outreach to all students, provides input on various agency decisions, and is involved in staff searches.
If you are seeking services at CAPS, the first step in that process involves making an appointment for a 30 minute face-to-face Initial Consultation (IC) with a staff counselor.
Annual reports outline the accomplishments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) each year, as well as to try to capture the heart and soul of our counseling center work.