Counseling

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). 

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Training - Spring 2017

January 17, 2017
Ask a Question, Save a Life - Over the last few years you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) or the mental health guides (for faculty/staff/GSIs) to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of suicide.

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) - Spring 2018

January 29, 2018

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR)

Ask a Question, Save a Life

Taking care of yourself and your community

September 25, 2017

Free Speech week events, increased security on campus and the intense media focus on UC Berkeley is impacting our students. Constant exposure to negative and threatening situations and environments has been linked to confusion, anxiety, sadness, helplessness, difficulty focusing and poor sleep. CAPS would like to remind everyone that seeking support is a sign of strength, courage and resiliency, not a sign of weakness.

Resources and support following recent election

November 9, 2016

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) counselors have heard from students throughout this election cycle about the impact the rhetoric and conversations are having on their lives, their stress levels and their emotional wellness.

CAPS is working with the Dean of Students office and various advising offices on-campus to find spaces for students to process their reactions to yesterday's election and in some of them there will be counselors available.

New Gender Spectrum Support Group

February 28, 2017
Do you identify as non-binary, genderqueer, agender, gender non-conforming, gender fluid, bigender, third gender, androgyne, questioning, etc.? Are you looking for a space to get support and connect with others who identify outside the gender binary? Then come to the Gender Spectrum Support Group! The group will be facilitated by two queer-identified counselors from the Tang Center’s Trans Care Team. Drop-in anytime, no sign-up is needed.