Counseling

Suicide Prevention

If You Are Suicidal

If you have taken steps to end your life, then please do one of the following so as to obtain immediate medical help:

Dial 9-1-1 from a landline or if you are off-campus

Dial UCPD Emergency at (510) 642-3333 from a cell phone if you are on or near campus
We ask that you do this so that we have a chance to help you with whatever leaves you feeling so overwhelmed that life is not worth living. We believe that you can be helped. We would like a chance to try to help you.

Drop-In Counseling at César Chávez

Concerned about a friend? Feeling anxious or down? Questions about counseling? Not able to get to the Tang Center?

Counseling and Psychological Services staff are available at César Chávez.

Counselors have expertise and competency in working with underrepresented students on campus. There are two ways to access care at Chávez: 

Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a condition that affects an estimated 3-5% of children and often persists into adolescence and adulthood. The principal characteristics of ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity.

Services

The Career Counseling Library provides comprehensive counseling services to help you select a major and make career decisions.

Confidentiality

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.

Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs

Mental Health Handbook

A comprehensive resource to assist faculty, staff and GSIs. 

Mental Health Handbook  A booklet on overall student mental health in UC system

Professional Training Programs

Thank you for your interest in our training programs at University Health Services.

I hope the information in the links below provides you a sense of what you might gain by participating in one of our training programs. The doctoral internship program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and our postdoctoral fellowship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).