Understanding Counseling and Confidentiality

Simply stated, counseling is any relationship in which one person is helping another person to better understand and solve some problem. Friends and relatives provide a type of counseling, as do academic advisors, teachers, and many others. The staff at CAPS differ from others who may offer counseling because of their extensive training in psychology and human behavior. They have a broad range of experience working with many different situations.



Listed below are options for appointments with health professionals, here at the Tang Center and elsewhere on campus.

To speak with a CAPS counselor, you can also take advantage of our many drop-in satellite locations.

Post-MSW Fellowship in Clinical Social Work

Thank you for your interest in our post-MSW fellowship in clinical social work in Counseling and Psychological Services and Social Services at University Health Services at UC Berkeley! 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Service Psychology

traineesThe University of California at Berkeley is accepting applications for 5 postdoctoral positions in professional psychology.

Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

traineesWe are very excited that you are interested in our APA-accredited doctoral internship (program #111511).

Psychiatry Services

Medications often can be helpful to students struggling with depression, anxiety and other emotional concerns that have a biological component. We have a strong commitment to helping students understand their difficulties and to offering a range of options to make things better.

Our psychiatric clinicians (psychiatrists and nurse practitioners) can meet with students to determine which medications might be helpful and to recommend a course of treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about CPS:  

SHIP Waiver Instructions for Summer Special Programs

You are almost there! Help us help you! 

To save you time and frustration, please take a moment to review these helpful steps. Most errors encountered during the waiver process can be avoided by following these simple instructions. 

  1. This waiver application is only for students in a Summer Special Program who are waiving for the Summer 2018 session.
  2. Please find your program below for the Summer 2018 waiver period.  


Urgent Concerns

Drop-in crisis assessment and intervention for urgent concerns

Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, CAPS (Tang Center 3rd floor, no appointment needed)