Counseling

Outreach to Specific Communities

outreach Outreach is about connecting with the campus community to increase college mental health through awareness, education, and stigma reduction.

All communities can benefit from counseling services, yet each community has unique needs when understanding how to seek mental health care. Below is customized information for key campus communities:

Specific community counseling resources:...

Global Institute for Counseling and Student Mental Health

The Global Institute for Counseling and Student Mental Health offers training programs for counselors, student affairs professionals, and mental health providers worldwide.

CAPS Commitment to Diversity in Response to Recent Events

November 15, 2019
Changes in our country are happening rapidly. Recent acts of violence, increases in hate crimes, discrimination against marginalized communities, changes to national policies, and the current political climate have caused many students to experience distress, regardless of their political viewpoint.

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.

What can you expect from your counselor?

You can expect...

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) & Psychological First Aid Training - Fall 2017

August 28, 2017
Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) 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 Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be in danger of...

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

Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) or the Mental Health Handbook for faculty, staff and GSIs to assist you in helping someone in distress. One component of that help is understanding when a student may be...

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. If you or someone you care about is wanting or needing support, we encourage you to talk to ...

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.

For updated...

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.