Counseling and Psychological Services Role in Assisting Students
The Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a warmly welcoming environment located centrally on the UCLA campus. We offer free or nominal-cost confidential individualized therapy and psychiatric care. Our services are provided by a diverse and multiculturally competent professional staff of psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. Our CAPS Care Manager, Tina Williams, LCSW, consults with faculty, staff, students and family members to coordinate appropriate care within the campus behavioral health system.
In addition to individual services, Counseling and Psychological Services provides a range of programs to promote mental health, emotional resilience and wellness throughout the campus community. Our counselors work with students, parents, staff and faculty during orientation programs, in classes, at health and wellness fairs, in residence halls, at fraternities and sororities, in student community groups, and of course in our counseling center at John Wooden Center West.
Our Wellness Skills Program provides wellness workshops, time-limited skills development groups, biofeedback training, and wellness program consultations at various locations across campus. Our Wellness Self-Help Lab at John Wooden Center West includes biofeedback bays, a self-help lending library and access to self-diagnostic computerized tools to increase emotional wellness. Wellness Skills Development Groups focus on self-management and stress management skills, including Reducing Procrastination and Perfectionism, Mindfulness Training, and Increasing Public Speaking Confidence.
Our counselors meet with faculty, staff and students across the campus to provide training on emotional health and wellness, and identifying and referring students with compromised stress resilience. Our on-line resources are designed to allow students, faculty, staff and parents to easily access wellness resources. Our 24-hour telephone access line (310-825-0768) allows students, parents and other members of our campus community to receive counseling and consultation in the use of CAPS’s many offerings.