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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is the only free of charge campus agency designated to provide comprehensive psychological services to university enrolled students. We seek to strengthen student learning by minimizing interruption of the learning caused by mental health concerns, assisting with the academic skills needed to successfully matriculate through the university. In addition, we offer crisis intervention, career assessment and counseling, presentation services, professional consultation, and graduate training. Our staff is comprised of licensed (or license-eligible) psychologists and mental health counselors, and graduate interns who provide a confidential environment in which you may explore and resolve issues of concern.

We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or physical status. Please explore our website to learn more about us to determine if you might benefit from our services.

News & Announcements

February 27th, 5-7PM, CAPS
Posted on Thursday, February 6th, 2014 @ 7:30pm by SDES Information Technology

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) in collaboration with the School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD) invite you to share in the creative talents of members of our own campus community by attending our themed 2014 Healing Arts Exhibition Opening Reception, Journey to Acceptance.

UCF Healing Art Exhibition is designed to create campus wide awareness of the Counseling & Psychological services at University of Central Florida, to increase inclusivity across campus, and to create an open exhibition space for creativity and healing. Our mission is to continue to reflect the power of arts as a healing agent.

When: TH February 27th, 5-7PM
Location: Counseling and Psychological Services bldg (across from Health Center)

The event will include: Inspiring artwork, award annoucements, live music, and refreshments

Open to Students, Alumni, Staff, and Faculty
Posted on Friday, September 13th, 2013 @ 12:00am by SDES Information Technology

Selected artwork on display in CAPS building for 2014. Opening Reception & Awards Ceremony February 2014. Prizes awarded to "Best in Show" 1st place, 2nd place, and 3rd place.

A Traumatic Event
Posted on Friday, March 22nd, 2013 @ 12:00am by SDES Information Technology

Loyola University was kind enough to let us use this interactive program with video components as a means to help our UCF community begin to heal and recover from Mondays tragedy. Please continue to contact CAPS at 407-823-2811 or stop by the center Bldg#27. We are here for you!

Ferrell Commons Auditorium, on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th
Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 @ 12:00am by SDES Information Technology

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Department of Housing and Residence Life (DHRL), Victim Services, and Recreation and Wellness are partnering to host a Diversity Film Festival, April 2-4, 2013. The festival's goal is to encourage and promote awareness and dialog about diversity issues present within the UCF Community, the Greater Orlando Community, and the world beyond.

The venue will be in the Ferrell Commons Auditorium, on April 2nd, 3rd, and 4th . We plan to schedule a single viewing of the six selected films followed by a discussion with the audience about the film.

An exhibit representing the number of college student lives lost to suicide
Posted on Thursday, November 15th, 2012 @ 12:00am by SDES Information Technology

Suicide claims the lives of more than 1,100 college students each year, and each one of those deaths touches us all. Send Silence Packing is an award winning program by Active Minds Inc. to promote a dialogue about mental health issues on campus and combat the incidence of student suicide. Active Minds hopes that by empowering students and the student voice in mental health awareness, we will see the day when mental health issues are widely discussed, and the number of tragic deaths due to suicide is reduced to 0.

On November 9th, the UCF Active Minds Chapter hosted: The 9th Active Minds National Mental Health on Campus Conference. It is the only national conference addressing college student mental health and young adult advocacy. The conference brings together hundreds of experts, change-agents and leaders from across the country and educates, energizes and inspires the next generation of mental health advocates.

Send Silence Packing display, which was held in front of the Student Union is an exhibit of 1,100 backpacks representing the number of college student lives lost to suicide each year. Active Minds Inc. has collected and continues to collect backpacks and personal stories in memory or in honor of loved ones impacted by suicide. By displaying backpacks with personal stories of loved ones that put a "face" to lives lost to suicide, Send Silence Packing carries the message that preventing suicide is not just about lowering statistics, but also about saving the lives of students, daughters, sons, brothers, sisters and friends across the nation. Contributions serve as a meaningful outlet for survivors' grief as well as a powerful way to raise awareness and work towards suicide prevention.

Iphone, Android, and Blackberry
Posted on Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 @ 12:00am by SDES Information Technology

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