Brief Treatment Services

CAPS offers a range of clinical treatment services for UC students following a brief therapy model. Review the areas below for a descrption of our services. 

Group counseling is often the treatment of choice for many of studnets' concerns. CAPS offers a wide variety of groups each semester based on students needs. Click here for more information about group services at CAPS

Individual counseling is not easily described in general statements. At its core is a collaborative relationship that develops between you and the therapist (and members of a group).  Psychotherapy is not like a medical doctor visit. Instead, it requires a very active effort on your part. In order for the therapy to be most successful, you will need to work on things discussed in your sessions at other times as well. 

Many students use individual therapy to address personal concerns. Students typically seek services for help with adjusting to new situations, managing stress, difficulties in relationships, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, family problems and personal identity. Sometimes academic difficulties may reflect an underlying problem in one of these areas.

For clients who have other needs, we provide case management services, helping them identify on-campus or community resources. This may include financial, legal, academic, or housing issues.

UC has many offices that assist students with academic and personal needs. These include Educational Services, Women's Center, Ethnic Programs and Services, Center for Access and Transition, Career Development Center, Campus Ministry, Financial Aid, University Health Services, Impact Solutions, Disability Services, Judicial Affairs, and others.

CAPS offers psychological assessment services as part of our clinical services. 

Scope of Assessment Service

The assessment team offers a specialized service conducting psychological assessments on a referral basis. Students participating in CAPS services may receive a referral from their primary therapist to clarify diagnosis. Mandated assessments such as alcohol or other drug evaluations required by the university or the court system are outside of the scope of Psychological Assessment Services.

Fees

CAPS offers psychological assessment services as part of our clinical services. 

Scope of Assessment Services

The assessment team offers a specialized service conducting psychological assessments on a referral basis. Students participating in CAPS services may receive a referral from their primary therapist to clarify diagnosis. Mandated assessments such as alcohol or other drug evaluations required by the university or the court system are outside of the scope of Psychological Assessment Services.

Fees

Students who are participating in CAPS services are also eligible for assessment services. Students who are self-pay or have private insurance, the initial assessment interview is $100. If a full assessment is completed (regardless of the number of testing appointments) the fee is $400. For those students who have UC Student Health Insurance they will be billed $20 for the Initial Assessment Interview and $80 for the test administration.

Overview of Assessment Process 

  1. Referrals: A referral for assessment Services is completed by the primary clinician regarding those concerns that require further assessment. The Assessment Coordinator will then contact clients in order of receipt prioritizing those clients with urgent needs first (e.g., graduating soon, failing coursework). The student will then be scheduled with one of the Assessment Team providers for an Assessment Interview.
  2. Assessment Interview: The student will arrive 30 minutes to complete assessment specific paperwork. The student will then meet with the Evaluator for 2 hours regarding presenting concerns, relevant history, and specific diagnostic criteria. If after this appointment the referral question has not been answered additional data will be gathered in a more comprehensive assessment. The process of testing, feedback, and expectations will be provided at this time.
  3. Testing: Evaluators will review collaborative data and self-report measures in conjunction with the Assessment Interview to determine appropriate performance based testing to be administered. This could include measures of attention, memory, intelligence, and achievement.
  4. Report Writing and Feedback: Following the gathering of assessment data and history, the Evaluator will create an integrated, comprehensive report with specific recommendations. This process should take between 2-4 weeks after the testing has been completed depending on the level of the clinician and whether they are independently licensed. 

The feedback appointment is focused on helping the student understand the diagnoses and findings of the assessment, guide students in finding strategies that are effective for them, and inform them of specific recommendations. A signed copy of the report is available for students. However, if test data is requested, that information is only given to professionals with the training to interpret the data.

Alcohol and Other Drug Change and Recovery Services is a clinical program that is designed for studnets so they can explore thier alcohol and drug behaviors, assess for risk factors, and improve decision making. Click here for more information about the Alcohol and Other Drug Change and Recovery Services. 

CAPS offers confidential on-campus mental health services for UC studnets who have been impacted by sexual violence. Click here for more information about the ARISE program