Counseling

Videos

Counselors at CAPS answer frequently asked questions related to mental health services at UHS. You can also view each video on our YouTube playlist.

Support for Students & Staff Regarding Berkeley Employee Arrest

September 21, 2018

You may have heard or read news about a UC Berkeley employee named Roy Waller who was arrested and charged with a series of rapes that occurred more than a decade ago in several Northern California communities. He is currently in custody in Sacramento. He is an employee in the UC Berkeley Environment, Health and Safety department and is on investigative leave.

Needless to say, this news is shocking. None of the crimes he is alleged to have committed took place on or near campus, but this is nonetheless deeply unsettling.

We are aware that this will have a significant impact on campus, within University Health Services, and on members of our community, and particularly for those already living with trauma.

Our priority is to make sure that students, faculty, and staff have the support they need.

A reminder that PATH to Care serves students and employees. This confidential and 24/7 resource is specifically for issues related to sexual violence and harassment. Survivors, victims, and those impacted by such forms of violence and harm can reach out to PATH to Care Center for support, (510) 643-2005.

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to all students for emotional support and can provide confidential individual counseling and consultation. (510) 642-9494.

Social Services (SOS) Counseling is available for students presenting with sexual assault/rape, relationship or other violence concerns. (510) 642-6074.

Faculty and staff may access confidential individual counseling, group support, and management consultation through Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance, (510) 643-7754.

This information on common reactions and strategies for coping with traumatic events and news is also available.

Fall 2018 Training for Suicide Intervention and Psychological First Aid (PFA)

August 29, 2018
Suicide Intervention and Awareness Education Over the last few years, you may have become acquainted with the Look for the Signs App (for students) and 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 suicide. Counseling and Psychological services (CAPS) would like to offer you a unique training specifically to support students who may be thinking about suicide. This pilot training will use a scenario, lecture and discussion to help you understand the...

Resources in response to the Las Vegas tragedy

October 2, 2017
We are deeply saddened by the tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 1, 2017. We recognize that this may be a very difficult time for many of our students and other campus community members with connections to Las Vegas. During this time, we encourage you to reach out for support as well as extend support to others. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress related to this event, University Health Services is here to provide a safe and confidential environment to discuss this with a professional.

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Public and Alumni Career Program

The Career Counseling Library's Public and Alumni Career Program is an individualized opportunity to explore new career possibilities, evaluate current career plans, and increase self-awareness.

My Career Development Steps

Research shows that identifying a goal gives energy and direction to one’s efforts. And having a flexible plan can facilitate action, and help you see your progress. My Career Development Steps is a fillable PDF template for capturing and tracking action steps toward your career goals.

Use it to create and adapt a flexible plan as your ideas and plans develop. Refer to it regularly to recognize your progress and stay on track.

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Public Service Announcements

UC Berkeley Public Service Announcements (PSAs) seek to educate students on mental and physical health related issues that affect their day-to-day lives. Videos highlight the many resources that UC Berkeley can provide to help with these issues.

Assess Your Well-Being

Anonymous Screenings for Mental Health

University Health Services offers online screenings for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress. The screenings may help you determine whether seeking professional consultation would be of benefit to you. These free screenings are available to all UC Berkeley students, staff and faculty members and are taken anonymously. To access these screenings, please visit the...