U-M Counseling and Psychological Services

In 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.  CAPS counselors are now placed in 18 different Schools and Colleges at UM.  By doing so, each therapist can address the specific and unique needs of each culture through confidential clinical service delivery and tailored outreach, education, and prevention programs, engage with faculty and staff through consultation, and develop materials specifically tailored to each school and college.

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 a recent article about the "Embedded Model" published in the Michigan Daily here.

Check out this article from the Huffington Post regarding Michigan's Embedded Model.

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CAPS at Michigan Engineering

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at the College of Engineering.  Find more CAPS at the College of Engineering information including workshops, groups, and FAQs for students, faculty and staff HERE.

College can be a very exciting time for students. It can provide many opportunities for students to pursue their academic and personal goals. However, it may also involve various stressors for many college students.


CAPS Embedded Staff

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.


A Special Note Regarding Confidentiality

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.

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Embedded Clinical Services

Clinical Services:
Short-term individual therapy services are available for currently enrolled U-M students in the respective schools and colleges.


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