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NEW!!! CAPS appointment scheduling policies are below – please read carefully. 

How do I make an appointment?
  • If you are interested in CAPS services, please visit the front desk in the CAPS office at 138 Sarah Brunet Hall.
  • Bring your Student ID with you!
  • You will be asked to complete registration materials at that time that will take between 10-15 minutes to complete
  • Once you complete these materials, you will be given an appointment to meet with a counselor for a Brief Consultation on a mutually convenient date and time. This is the standard first contact appointment for new CAPS clients. Unless the situation is an emergency, an appointment will be made for a later date, within 1-2 weeks of registration.
  • If you need help but feel that you can’t wait for the next available appointment, please inform the CAPS receptionist that you are in crisis
What is a brief consultation?

The Brief Consultation is our way of determining the urgency of a student’s needs so that we can assist them in accessing resources. Students will be asked what they need help with and how their concerns are impacting their functioning. This includes things like sleep, energy level, academic performance, appetite, thoughts of self-harm or harm to others, and substance use. Based on that discussion the student will receive a recommendation that could include one or more of the following:

  • Coming to CAPS for one of our Skill-Building Programs
  • Individual Counseling after complete at least 2 pre-counseling offerings
  • Assistance in connecting to other UR offices (e.g. Academic Skills, Wellness Coaches, Chaplaincy, Deans’ Offices, etc.)
  • Referral for a community provider
  • Self-help and/or online support resources
How can I sign up for one of the programs and/or individual counseling?

An important part of mental health is learning to manage your emotional experiences on your own, therefore we would like to jumpstart the change process by providing you with the opportunity to learn and cultivate useful coping skills prior to pursuing further services at CAPS.

  • You must participate in at least 2 of the following:
    • any of our Well-Being Seminars (offered various times throughout the week)
    • Online modules through TAO that you may do on your own at any time
    • Or, a combination of the two (1 seminar and 1 TAO module)
  • Both options will be presented to you during the Brief Consultation.
  • Once completed, you will be eligible to sign up for one of our Skill-Building Programs or Individual Counseling