In August 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. The following represents the timeline of how the Embedded Program has grown to currently being in 18 Schools/Colleges across campus.
CAPS Counselors in the Schools and Colleges: Some of the CAPS therapists are located in different Schools and Colleges at U-M. To see a CAPS therapist in your School/College, please follow this link to find your embedded therapist. Then, email them directly, and they will send you the online scheduling information.
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 an article about the "Embedded Model" published in the Michigan Daily here.
Check out this article from the Huffington Post regarding Michigan's Embedded Model.
We have some of our staff located in different Schools and Colleges at U-M. To see a CAPS therapist in your School/College, please email them directly, and they will send you online scheduling information.
Embedded Counselors (email them directly to set up an appointment - emails are below).
A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture & Urban Planning
A Special Note Regarding Confidentiality
As someone who cares about students and their well-being, it is completely understandable that you may want to know specifics regarding the therapeutic content and/or services that a student might be participating in at CAPS. However, as mental health-care providers, CAPS is legally and ethically required to uphold standards of confidentiality, and students expect us to uphold these standards.
Consultation for faculty and staff:
- Embedded counselors will be available for consultation with faculty and staff in their respective schools and colleges regarding students of concern.