Scope of Services

 

Counseling can take a number of forms. The decision about which type of service may be appropriate is based on many factors, including your current concerns and needs, your counseling history, scheduling considerations, and availability of resources. Our goal in this process is to find the best way to attend to your concerns in the most effective and efficient way. Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers the following services and works within a brief therapy model.

  • Initial Consultation:  Your first session is an initial consultation during which you and a CAPS counselor will discuss the nature of your concerns and decide which service might be most helpful.  Possible options include a seminar or workshop, peer to peer support, group or individual counseling, or referral to another office or service provider better suited to meet your needs. There is no cost for this consultation.
  • Additional Appointments
  • If it is decided that the services offered at CAPS are appropriate given your needs, we will schedule an appointment with your assigned counselor. During an early visit with your counselor, you will establish goals for counseling and determine the approximate number of sessions you will attend. Individual counseling sessions are typically scheduled on a bi-weekly basis for approximately 45-50 minutes per session.
  • Please Note: CAPS provides solution-focused counseling services and many of your concerns can be addressed within this brief model. If at any time your counselor determines other services are better suited to your needs, CAPS will assist you in setting up services with appropriate off-campus providers. Ongoing appointments are available between the hours of 8:00am to 5:00pm, and 7:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays during the fall and spring semesters.