University of Michigan Counseling and Psychological Services 2015-16 Annual Report
A Message from the Director Thank you from Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) for your help and your role in supporting the mental health of our UM students. With all of us joining and working together we have accomplished great things - - the whole is truly greater than the sum of all parts. What you helped us accomplish this year:
• Thousands of people accessed information on the CAPS website about mental health and how to help oneself or a friend in need • Sponsored a QPR presentation in your area. QPR stands for “Question, Persuade, Refer” and is part of our overall suicide prevention effort
• Helped 1,139 students to use same-day crisis appointments
• Supported students utilizing over 25,000 mental health care appointments
• Referred students to 25 therapy and psychoeducational groups offered each semester
• Encouraged 4,565 students to utilize an online mental health screening tool to check their symptoms and get information about seeking services
• Liaison relationships were strengthened with schools, colleges, units, and departments all over campus
• Helped support and attend the six Hal Korn Final Friday Series on College Student Mental Health presentations
• Supported and downloaded the Stressbusters Wellness App
• An average of 63 calls per month were made to the CAPS After-hours service that allows students to speak with a mental health professional any time CAPS is closed
• Further developed the Wolverine Support Network
• Strengthened the Embedded model of service delivery
We look forward to working with you next year as we continue our work to promote mental health among our students. Sincerely, Todd D. Sevig. Ph.D.
Meet Our Staff Our staff includes fully licensed professional staff in social work, psychiatry, and psychology. All CAPS clinicians identify as “generalists” and are comfortable working with a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, eating concerns, family and relationship distress, substance abuse, and academic concerns, along with the many other concerns facing college students. All of our staff members are dedicated and to committed to the field of college student mental health. In addition, many of our staff also have specialized interests and expertise. Diverse Staff CAPS has a diverse staff with regard to race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, age, languages spoken, professional discipline, and intervention approaches that all contribute to providing excellent mental health services for students. Contributing to the Campus and the Profession Our staff is active in many ways on campus, as well as regionally and nationally. Our staff also contributes to the understanding of college student mental health through national presentations and writings in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
2015-16 CAPS Staff Members Karin Arizala, Ph.D. (University of Oregon), Assistant Director of Psychology Training Christine Asidao, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Associate Director of Community Engagement and Outreach Jamye Banks, Ph.D. (University of Kentucky), Suicide Prevention Coordinator Amanda Byrnes, LMSW (Dominican University), Case Management Coordinator Dwaine Campbell, Ph.D. (Michigan State University), Psychology Practicum Coordinator La Reese Collins, Ph.D., LMSW, ASCW, BCD (University of Michigan), Staff Social Worker Rachel Crutchfield, LMSW (University of Michigan), Staff Social Worker James P. Dolan, Jr., Ph.D. (Western Michigan University), Associate Director for Clinical Services Jerome Dowis, Ed.D. (Indiana University), Staff Psychologist Falyne J. Frye (Michigan State University), Staff Psychiatrist Elizabeth González, LMSW (University of Michigan), Assistant Director for Clinical Services Pamela Harnick, Psy.D. (Nova Southeastern University), Embedded Psychologist Victoria Hays, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin - Madison), Senior Associate Director & Post-Doctoral Fellowship Coordinator Karen Henry, Psy.D. (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology), Embedded Psychologist Kiyana Horton, LMSW (University of Michigan), Assistant Director for Social Work Training Ed Huebner, LMSW (Grand Valley State University), Assistant Director for Community Engagement and Outreach Emily Hyssong, LLMSW (University of Michigan), Embedded Social Worker Julie Kaplan, LMSW (University of Pennsylvania School of Social Work), Embedded Social Worker Aki Kawamoto, Ph.D. (Alliant International University, Staff Psychologist Sheryl Kelly, Ph.D. (Western Michigan University), Staff Psychologist Nicole Lennon, B.A. (Butler University), Outreach Programs Assistant Kellie McGuire, B.A. (Oakland University), Administrative Assistant Durriya Meer, Psy.D. (Wright State University), Assistant Director for Psychology Training Laura Monschau, Ph.D. (Pacific Graduate School of Psychology), Staff Psychologist Lindsey Mortenson, M.D. (Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons), Psychiatric Services Coordinator Patricia O’Malley, Psy.D. (Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University Hawaii), Eating and Body Image Issues Coordinator Tyler Perala, LLMSW (University of Michigan), Case Manager Shivaun Nafsu, LMSW (University of Michigan), Embedded Social Worker Amanda Rico, B.B.A. (University of Michigan), Main Receptionist Mishelle Rodriguez, Ph.D. (University of North Texas), Social Media Coordinator Ann Scott, B.S., MLS (Eastern Michigan University), Training Programs Assistant Reena Sheth, Ph.D. (Duquesne University), Embedded Psychologist Todd Sevig, Ph.D. (The Ohio State University), Director Junichi Shimaoka, Psy.D. (Widener University), Liaison Services Coordinator Lana Tolaymat, Ph.D. (University of Florida), Embedded Psychologist Matt Waddell, LLMSW (Wayne State University), Alcohol and Other Drugs Coordinator Min Ji Yang, Ph.D. (University of Maryland - College Park), Wolverine Support Network Coordinator 2015-16 CAPS Trainees Post Doctoral Fellows Allison Asarch, Psy.D. (Roosevelt University) Mike Lute, Psy.D. (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) Post MSW Fellows Kelly Clark, LLMSW (University of Michigan) Emily Porter, LLMSW (Smith School for Social Work) Practicum Students Chris Bober, M.A. (The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) Ryan Cardinale, M.S. (University of Michigan) Maureen McGlinn, M.A. (Michigan School of Professional Psychology – Farmington Hills) Psychiatry Residents Heidi Burns, M.D. Bradley Stilger, M.D. Psychology Interns Hartini Abdul-Rahman, M.A. (Western Michigan University) Jay Bettergracia, M.A. (University of California, Santa Barbara) LeCreshia McKinley, M.Ed. (University of Missouri) Stefanie Mayer, M.S. (University of Michigan) Social Work Interns Community Organization • Beth Feldkamp, BSW (Eastern Michigan University) Interpersonal Practice • Nadia Aggour, B.A. (Eastern Michigan University) • Dan Anderson, B.A. (University of Michigan) • Alana Kivowitz, B.A. (University of California, Santa Cruz) • Ferdinando Palumbo, B.A. (Montclair State University 2015-16 Adjunct Clinical Staff Cassie Garrety, Psy. D. LLP Elizabeth Hernandez, LLMSW Sierra Hillebrand, LMSW Wendy Kern, LLMSW
Staff Member Involvement CAPS staff members are involved in a variety of Student Life and University committees as well as state and national professional organizations. Student Life • Assistants Team • Blavin Scholars Program • Dean’s Behavioral Intervention Team • Housing Review Board • Leadership Assembly • Student Health Insurance Committee University of Michigan • Campus-wide Emergency Mental Health Response Team • Chair – Student Mental Health Work Group • Co-Chair - Depression on College Campus Conference • Committee for Action Regarding Eating (and body image) • Council on Student Veterans • Depression on College Campuses Conference – Planning Committee • Eating Issues Network • First Generation Student Support Network • Health Advisory Team • Institutional Review Board – Scientific Member • Professional Nurses’ Council • Psychology Consortium Internship • Substance Abuse Education Network • University of Michigan Association of Black Professionals, Faculty, Administrators and Staff State and National • Academy of Certified Social Workers • American College Personnel Association (Commission on Counseling & Psychological Services) – Directorate Member, Chair • American Psychiatric Association • American Psychological Association • APA Commission on Accreditation Internship Site Visitor • Association of Counseling Center Coordinators of Clinical Service • Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies • Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors • Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach – Chair Emeritus, Member on Board of Directors • C. G. Jung Institute of Chicago, Student Member • Elements of Excellence Task Force, Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors • Higher Education Case Management Association • International Association of Counseling Services – Site Visitor • International Institute For Trauma And Addiction Professionals • Michigan Council of Nurse Practitioners • National Association of Social Workers • Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health Selected Staff Member
Professional Presentations and Publications Asidao, C., Glass, G., Huebner, E., Michaelson-Chmelir, T. (June 2016). The Evolution and Implications of Your Title. Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach Conference: Columbus, OH. Asidao, C., Banks, J., Huebner, E., and O’Malley, P. (February 2016). LOL: Finding Meaning and Resilience Through the Use of Humor. Big 10 College Counseling Conference: West Lafayette, IN.
Buhain, J., Dolan Jr, J. (May 2016). Can I Google My Client. Association for the Coordination of Counseling Center Clinical Services Annual Conference: Orlando, FL. Dolan Jr, J., et.al. (March 2016). An Overview of College Mental Health Today. ACPA-College Student Educators International Annual Convention, International: Montreal, Canada.
Dunkle, J, Schreier, B., Sevig, T., and Sharma, M. (2016). Extending the Footprint: „Embedded“ Counseling Center Staff Models. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors 67th Annual Conference: Tampa, FL.
Gonzalez, E. (March 2016). Ethical Considerations Working with Transgender Students. ACPA-College Student Educators International Annual Convention, International: Montreal, Canada.
Horton, C., Kirkland-Gordon, S., Martin, JK., Petrillo, E., and Sevig, T. (2016). Seasons of a Director‘s Life. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors 67th Annual Conference: Tampa, FL. Lee, A., Sevig, T., and Osburn, M. (2016). Campus Politics: Power, Resources, and Diplomacy as a Director. Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors 67th Annual Conference: Tampa, FL.
McDermott, R. C., Cheng, H., Wright, C., Browning, B., Upton, A., and Sevig, T. (2015). Adult attachment dimensions and college student distress: The mediating role of hope. The Counseling Psychologist, 43, 822-852.
Petrillo, E.K., Rayburn, M., Sevig, T., and Wallack, C. (2016). Creating a continuous circle of leadership: Helping counsleing center administrators (An Elements of Excellence Program). Association for University and College Counseling Cener Directors 67th Annual Conference: Tampa, FL.
Clinical Services Jim Dolan, Ph.D, Associate Director for Clinical Services Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a variety of clinical services designed to meet the many different concerns experienced by UM students. The clinical needs of students range from normative developmental changes to more serious emerging or on-going mental health concerns; from a disrupting life event to a life-threatening crisis; or from supportive counseling and psychoeducation to psychiatric needs. Our clinical staff is specifically trained and committed to providing counseling, psychological and psychiatric services that meet the specific mental health needs of college students. Just as students struggle to meet the increasingly complex challenges of college life, CAPS strives to meet both the consistent and changing demands of college student mental health. At its core, a college counseling center operates from a developmental perspective in partnership with the academic mission to support student academic success and personal growth. At the same time services must be provided that address the full spectrum of college student mental health concerns within an appropriate scope of services. Although a large agency, CAPS endeavors to treat each student seeking services with individualized attention and care in an environment that supports and values diversity, excellence and inclusion. CAPS takes pride in being an agency that operates from a multicultural, multidisciplinary and multitheoretical perspective. Our clinical staff and trainees represent a wide range of individual and social identities and experiences; are a combination of psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists; and have training in numerous treatment modalities and theoretical perspectives. This rich diversity in people and practice provides opportunities for UM students to connect with a clinician and receive treatment in a manner that is a fit for both the person and their clinical need. College student mental health has received increased attention over the past few years. While for the most part many aspects of college student mental health such as prior treatment and types of concerns have remained stable over the past few years, the “average demand for counseling center services grew at least 5x faster than average institutional enrollment.” (Center for Collegiate Mental Health Annual Report, 2015). UM CAPS is no exception to this trend and responding to the ever increasing demand for services – both in appropriately meeting student needs and supporting the staff who meet these needs – has been a critical concern for the clinical services team this past year.
Challenges and Trends The unprecedented increase in demand for clinical services has presented a challenge for the past two years. Prior to Fall 2014, CAPS typically experienced about a 4% annual increase in demand for services. For the 2014-15 academic year the number of students served increased by 17%, more than 4x what was expected. At 6% for the 2015-16 academic year, the increase in demand is down from last year but continues the trend of higher than normal demand – up 36% since 2010. CAPS experienced two surges in demand, one in the third week of September and one in the second week of January, when the number of students seeking services exceeded 40% more students than from the same period in the previous year. This surge put a strain on resources that had a ripple effect for the entire semester. “…how to be happier with myself, how to handle conflict, what my issues generally were, how to take a step back and look at the big picture. I’m very thankful for CAPS!” – response to the question „What I leanred from counseling?“ in the CAPS Client Survey, Winter 2016 Services for Students CAPS provides a wide range of services for students including: individual and group counseling; assessments for ADHD, substance use, and problem eating; case management; psychiatric evaluation and follow-up; and connecting with community providers. Our mix of services is continually evaluated and evolving to meet both the timeless mental health concerns of college students as well as the specific needs of UM students. This year CAPS received almost 4,500 requests for services. This is an overall increase of 25% in requests for services over the past four years, a rate that far surpasses increases in enrollment. On average, CAPS clients attend about four counseling sessions and the majority (92%) end therapy within 10 sessions. This is consistent with national statistics for college counseling centers.
”CAPS After-Hours” is a new service for students offering professional counseling by telephone any time CAPS is closed. CAPS after-hours averages about 63 calls per month from UM students, current clients, and others like parents and staff members to address a range of concerns from urgent or crisis matters to problem solving. Twenty-two groups were provided in the fall semester.
Twenty groups were provided in the winter semester. Five groups were provided during the spring/summer semesters. By the Numbers CAPS provided direct services to approximately 10% of UM students last year; almost twentyfivethousand appointments attended by over four-thousand students.
An essential part of CAPS’s mission is to provide multi-culturally appropriate services to students from diverse backgrounds. Over one-third of our clients are students of color. In general, client demographic and identifying data is consistent with prior years. The split between female-identified and male-identified students is around 60/40. The number of graduate students seen by CAPS increased from last year by about 5%. Likely this is due to the presence of CAPS counselors in graduate and professional schools as part of the CAPS embedded counselor program.
Client presenting concerns are consistent with previous years and national data. Top Five Client Concerns – anxiety, depression, relationships, academics, and adjustment. Top Five Ways Students Learn About Caps – friends (38%), CAPS web site (22%), academic advisor (18%), University Health Service (15%), and CAPS presentation (14%).
What Clients Say Each fall and winter semester clients are asked to participate in a survey that provides them with an anonymous way to provide feedback about the services they received at CAPS (Fall 2015 n = 279, Winter 2016 n = 376, total n = 655). This year the survey was administered twice during the winter semester in an attempt to both survey more students and to include those students who complete services earlier in the semester. As a result, the number of students who participated in this year’s winter semester surveys was almost double from previous years. Also for the winter semester, open-ended questions were added to the survey that ask students to reflect and comment on their experiences in their own words. Consistent with past years, overall students rate CAPS services and their experiences highly. An analysis of survey results shows that students who have more than three meetings with a counselor tend to rate their experiences higher. The responses to the open-ended questions supported the positive ratings for services and indicated that students experience change and growth in ways that support both personal and academic success. • 92% of students say CAPS provides high quality services • 92% of students say they would return to CAPS in the future if needed • 95% of students would recommend CAPS to a friend • 81% of students report a positive change in life • In response to the question “What I did I learn from counseling?” o “How to work on academics even with anxiety.” o “I feel like CAPS has helped me get through everyday life by taking it one day at a time and trying to worry less about my future.” o “Don’t be afraid to…make yourself vulnerable around others.”
Community Engagement and Outreach Christine Asidao, Ph.D., Associate Director for Community Engagement and Outreach Through Community Engagement and Outreach, CAPS is able to increase college student mental health awareness, decrease stigma, provide education, and focus on preventative efforts across the University of Michigan community. Through outreach, CAPS is able to provide services to the thousands of students who do not use more traditional clinical services as well as engage with faculty and staff who are often times the first points of contact with students who may experience distress. Outreach is an important role for college counseling centers. It involves creativity and “reaching students where they’re at.” Outreach creates a “web of caring” so that friends, staff and faculty can learn how they can help themselves or a friend.
Leaders at their Best (L@tB) is a new initiative involving a multi-layered approach to outreach and community engagement. Launched in the fall, L@tB incorporates tenets of positive psychology in order to attend to the needs of a diverse student population, from those who struggle or who have struggled with mental health concerns, to those who are having difficulty adjusting to the university, to those who identify as experiencing overall emotional wellness and well-being. L@tB Goals include – • Increasing resiliency, empowerment, agency, and hope • Promoting positive coping amongst our large UM student population with easy to access and visually engaging messaging and information • Providing a strengths-based common language that is accessible to our students, faculty, and staff • Strengthening community and relationships • Creating a healthier social and learning environment • Providing tools to better manage future obstacles Leaders at their Best highlights include – • Mindful Minute, an interactive event designed to help UM students develop tools for wellness and well-being • Multiple tabling events focusing on building resilience and hope • Training CAPS staff in the basics of positive psychology • Developing marketing materials promoting and establishing the Leaders at their Best initiative • Incorporating the L@tB elements into all outreach and community engagement programs
With growing student interest in supporting CAPS outreach efforts a new student group, CAPS In Action (CIA) formed in October 2015. In addition to supporting outreach events such as tabling with the UM Library Therapaws, this group of dedicated students implemented the Real Stories of Leaders at their Best project, which produced a series of videos with UM students telling their stories of overcoming mental health challenges. The powerful and personal videos, posted on YouTube, were viewed over 2,500 times in just three months and have yielded over 16,000 “likes” on the CAPS Facebook page.
CAPS maintains formal liaison relationships with all 19 UM Schools and Colleges as well as 28 University departments and units in order to better know about the lives of UM students and the mental health resources they need for personal and academic success. “do something.
Stop Student Suicide” is a program started four years ago. CAPS works with students and campus partners in a variety of efforts to promote prevention and increase awareness about student suicide. CAPS is recognized as a national leader in suicide prevention education.
Program Highlights from this Past Year
• A visible and vital initiative, the Messages of Hope continue to be shared all around campus, creating an inclusive community of care. A mobile block “M” messages of hope display was hosted by the Shapiro Library during the winter semester.
• CAPS responded to numerous requests for QPR: Question, Persuade, and Refer suicide prevention training sessions including from University Housing Security; University Health Service Wolverine Wellness; Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center; the UM Law School; and the Office of Student Conflict Resolution. CAPS staff and the Student Advisory board collaborated on a new QPR training video for this year.
• The CAPS Student Advisory Board sponsored a variety of activities including a messages of hope promoting awareness and recruiting students to participate in a new video for QPR suicide prevention training. CAPS has a Student Advisory Board comprised of a diverse group of undergraduate and graduate students who work closely with CAPS in order to increase college student mental health awareness across campus. A sample of SAB accomplishments this year include –
• Leading positive psychology stations at Mindful Minute event
• Making recommendations for CAPS’ Facebook page content
• Reviewing and contributing to the Student Life Hospitalization Guide
• Supporting adding CAPS After Hours information on the MCard
• Offering activities and tips for the annual Semester Survival eventOne of the ways CAPS meets the student community where they are is by maintaining an active presence on a variety of social media platforms including Facebook and YouTube.
• Our social media coordinator (a new opportunity for staff added this year) and the community outreach intern work together on posting articles, videos, and messages that both inform students and support positive psychology efforts.
• This year the activity on our Facebook page more than doubled and our videos on YouTube were viewed more than 150,000 times
In collaboration with Central Student Government, CAPS hosted the University’s first mental health summit on November 14, 2015. The goal was to inspire cooperation between the leaders of different student organizations focusing on mental health across campus. Representatives from 10 student groups shared their organization’s goals and visions then brainstormed ways to work together to address student mental health needs.
CAPS provided almost 500 hours in presentations and workshops to over 11,000 students, staff and faculty members as well as to parents attending orientation programs. Stress management, CAPS services, and mental health awareness are the most requested topics. While our programs are consistently highly rated by participants, we constantly seek feedback from students to improve offerings and meet student needs. Stress management, ”CAPS 101”, and Mental Health Awareness are the most requested workshop topics. About 325 staff hours were spent engaging the campus community through tabling events, mainly during Welcome Week and during departmental orientations, resource fairs, and wellness fairs. Over 4,000 students were engaged by CAPS staff members in quick conversations about self-care, resources and mental health concerns.
• Four most viewed UM CAPS YouTube videos: • Progressive muscle relaxation, 106K view • Coping with depression, 6K views • Setting up an initial consultation, 5K views • Coping with loss from suicide, 3.5K views
Training Programs Vicki Hays, Ph.D., Sr. Associate Director for Training The CAPS training programs provide our staff and the trainees with opportunities for professional growth through service, seminars and supervision. This year CAPS supported eight distinct training programs in psychology, social work and psychiatry. Our center is a highly sought-after training site for advanced graduate students and post-graduate fellows both from UM and from across the country. Our training programs are broadly based and well-integrated programs of field instruction/internship/residency training, designed to prepare ethical and multiculturally sensitive professionals who can move with competence, creativity and flexibility into a variety of permanent positions. Each program focuses on experiential learning, supported by specialized training seminars and intensive supervision. CAPS offices are equipped to digitally record counseling sessions, allowing supervisors to observe the services being provided by our trainees and to offer specific feedback that ensures the growth and well-being of the clients as well as the new professional-in-training. Together we create a unique learning/service environment with our focus on the 3M’s: multicultural, multidisciplinary and multi-theoretical. Encouraging the enhancement of our multicultural skills, working collaboratively with our multidisciplinary training staff and programs, and valuing the diverse theoretical approaches utilized by our staff enriches our work and provides role models and mentoring, while our shared awareness of developmental issues and of brief therapy provide common ground for all who work at CAPS. During 2015-2016, there were sixteen advanced graduate and post-degree trainees in the mental health professions. They enliven our workplace with their enthusiasm and fresh perspectives, and CAPS staff are enriched by the teaching and supervision we provide to them.
The programs were ably led by permanent staff members in rotating leadership positions. The following staff members provided leadership for the eight training programs this year - • Karin Arizala, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Psychology Training • Vicki Hays, Ph.D., Coordinator, Post-Doctoral Fellowship • Kiyana Horton, LMSW, Assistant Director for Social Work Training • Ed Huebner, LMSW, Assistant Director for Social Work Training • Julie Kaplan, LMSW, Coordinator, Post-MSW Fellowship • Durriya Meer, Psy.D., Assistant Director for Psychology Training • Lindsey Mortenson, M.D., Coordinator, Psychiatric Services
We are proud to have contributed to the professional development of our CAPS trainees who have gone on to work in a variety of professional settings including; academia, government service, private practice, university counseling centers, and other clinics. The following are a few of the colleges and universities where CAPS trainees have obtained permanent positions or advanced training positions. • American University • Boston College • Colgate University • Cornell University • DePaul University • Dennison University • Duke University • Eastern Michigan University • Lawrence University • Lehigh University • Macalester College • McMaster University • North Carolina State University • Northwestern University • Roosevelt University • School of the Art Institute • Seattle University • The Ohio State University • Wright State University • University of California, Berkeley • University of Central Florida • University of Kentucky • University of Maryland • University of Maryland-Baltimore County • University of Michigan • University of Michigan-Flint • University of Minnesota • University of San Diego • University of South Alabama • University of Wisconsin, Madison • University of Las Vegas
Hall Korn Final Fridays Series on College Mental Health Hal Korn was a former director of CAPS and professor of Clinical Psychology here at the University of Michigan. He was particularly interested in college student development, researching and writing about this area starting in the 1960's. An anonymous donor, who wished to honor Dr. Korn, provided an endowment that CAPS uses for a monthly professional development series to help educate our counseling center staff and trainees, university colleagues and higher education professionals, and community providers on issues, concerns, and research in college student mental health. The presentations and speakers for this year were: New Model for College Counseling Rob Durr, Ph.D. and John Dunkle, Ph.D. Barry Schreier, Ph.D. and David Adams, Ph.D. Mental Health Challenges for Students Bullied as Children and Adolescents Jun Sung Hong, Ph.D. Internalized Racial Oppression: Caring for People of Color in Context Kira Banks, Ph.D. Critical Consciousness & Social Justice Considerations for Practice & Outreach Matt Diemer, Ph.D. Sleep to Succeed: The Impact of Sleep on Mood and Wellbeing Shelley Hershner, M.D. The Role of Trauma and Social Support in the Development of Substance Use Disorders and Recovery Maintenance for Women with Addictions Suzanne Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
Since 2000, UM CAPS has trained 51 psychology interns, 62 social work interns, and 41 post-degree fellows.
Wolverine Support Network The Wolverine Support Network (WSN) is a student-led peer support organization developed initially and collaboratively by Central Student Government and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). WSN continues today under the auspices of CAPS by creating a supportive campus community united against the stigma of mental health issues by offering Peer Support Groups and occasional large-scale events to students. The peer-facilitated groups meet weekly and provide a place for students to discuss day-to-day stressors and to connect with students from across campus. WSN has approximately 40 Group Leaders who co-facilitate the groups. Groups are scheduled almost every evening of the week in multiple locations around campus. In addition to weekly Peer Support Groups, WSN also hosts networkwide stress-busting activities on Fridays called Kickback Friday events. This provides another avenue for students to connect with others and enhance wellness through community, fun, and relaxation. WSN held its first Peer Support Groups starting in January 2015 and the groups have been a great success with positive feedback from both members and facilitators. CAPS has been guiding WSN by providing weekly trainings to Group Leaders and mentorship to WSN Directors. These are currently provided by CAPS Coordinator for Peer Support Initiatives, Dr. Minji Yang with oversight from CAPS Director, Dr. Todd Sevig. The weekly training sessions, also known as Leader Meetings, have focused on helping leaders learn facilitation skills, address challenging peer group dynamics, and learn about various mental health topics. The training sessions are also a place for WSN Leaders to share ideas and successes, discuss any urgent concerns that come up in groups, and become more familiar with campus resources. During the 2015-2016 academic year WSN accomplished various goals: • Increased active membership. When WSN launched their first set of support groups in the Winter semester of 2015, it had approximately 150 members sign up for WSN with 48 facilitators. In the second semester of groups in the Fall of 2015, WSN had approximately 225 member sign ups, with 50 facilitators. In the Winter semester of 2016, WSN had approximately 160 new members sign up, with 50 facilitators. • Underwent its first successful semester change of transitioning groups from the Fall semester to the Winter semester • Established a positive working relationship with Camp Copneconic and designated Camp Copneconic as their annual Fall Retreat location • Raised over $3,000 for Giving Blueday • Ran pilot groups in the Spring and Summer semesters of 2016 • Presented at the Depression Center Conference in March 2016 • Developed positive working relationships with various donors • Developed WSN’s mission statement, pillars and values • Expanded the idea of WSN to other universities since Winter 2016: started to reach out to other schools about WSN and develop a Blueprint of how to create a peer-to-peer program at universities
The Embedded Program The CAPS embedded model is a proactive approach to meeting the increasing demand for mental health services that utilizes the strength of a decentralized campus while centralizing risk and support functions. With this model CAPS provides direct, local service, meeting the needs of students and administrators for accessible mental health and prevention services for students. This community-based model places full-time CAPS counselors inside some of schools and colleges, providing dedicated professionals in service to their respective unit. This model – • Increases support by leveraging the existing infrastructure of the CAPS Liaison Program • Tailors services and prevention efforts for the school or college • Enhances data collection and sharing for informed decision making • Ensures best practices consistent with professional, ethical, and legal standards • Makes services more accessible to students In the Fall semester 2014 CAPS launched an embedded model of counseling that placed a CAPS counselor in the College of Engineering, the School of Music Theatre and Dance, and the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning / Stamps School of Art and Design. In the fall semester of 2015 the program was expanded and CAPS counselors were placed in the Rackham Graduate School, the School of Dentistry, the Law School and the Ross School of Business. An in-depth look at the Embedded Program can be found in the program evaluation report, which is available upon request.
Our Mission The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services is to foster the psychological development and emotional well-being of students through counseling and psychotherapy, preventive and educational programming, consultation and outreach, as well as contributions to the mental health professions. In collaboration with students, schools, colleges, and other units, Counseling and Psychological Services strives to develop a diverse, inclusive and multicultural community. Our Values As mental health professionals charged with the mission of serving the psychological needs of a diverse student population, the values we espouse shape the way we work, affect the lives of others and influence how we relate to each other as colleagues. We respect all persons and acknowledge their unique and diverse cultures, lifestyles, and philosophies. We value each individual's right to be free and self- determining. We promote mental health through innovative and effective services, programs, and continuous evaluation. We value participatory decision-making and support the appropriate taking of both responsibilities and risks. Our collective efforts to maintain these values empower those we serve and ourselves.
Diversity Statement As an agency, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to the promotion and celebration of diversity in all of its forms. We are a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary, and multitheoretical staff striving to provide culturally competent clinical services, outreach programming, and training opportunities. We recognize that not all diversity is universally valued. For this reason, we feel a special obligation as a mental health agency to affirm diversity, to condemn oppression in every form and to encourage the utilization of our services by all students, including those that might be reluctant to receive standard/traditional forms of treatment. To this end we seek to provide a safe, welcoming and affirming environment for all persons that seek our services.
UM CAPS Counseling and Psychological Services 3100 Michigan Union 530 South State Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1308 734-764-8312 caps.umich.edu