Counseling and Psychological Services
The violence in Charlottesville, VA

The UCF Counseling and Psychological Services (CAP) would like to express our care and compassion for those who were directly or vicariously impacted by the protests and violence that unfolded in Charlottesville, VA this weekend. In the aftermath of such events, it is normal to experience a range of feelings, such as sadness, fear, anger, helplessness, or guilt.  It would also be more than understandable for our students who belong to marginalized and/or under-represented identity groups to be feeling particularly vulnerable.  We encourage you to contact our office if you (or someone you know) would like additional support for coping with the unfortunate events that occurred in Charlottesville this weekend. Please call or stop and let the receptionist know you need to be seen today.

CAPS Peer Educators

CAPS PEs, are a group of student volunteers from all years and majors. We are here to promote UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services to students and campus departments. We are here to educate the campus community on mental fitness and stress reduction. CAPS Peer Educators help guide students to the available resources on campus to help them stay mentally fit. Our goal is to connect with students to help reduce the stigma of seeking mental health services.

Peer Educators for the 2017-2018:

  • TBD

Services


Presentations

CAPS Peer Educators are available to present at events and student organization meetings. Our “Stressbuster” presentation serves to educate students on mental fitness and stress reduction. To request a presentation by our Peer Educators, complete the form and request the “Stressbuster” presentation.

Events

Peer Educators attend CAPS signature events the semester. Peer Educators are present at PAWS events, Field of Memories, Healthy Knights Expo Healing Arts Exhibit, National Eating Disorder Awareness week, and more!

Tabling at the Student Union

Peer Educators are present at tabling events at the Student Union twice a month from 10:00-2:00 for students to get more information about being mentally fit, as well as learning more about the services that CAPS offers.

Peer Educator Fall 2017 Calendar Events

August

Tuesday, 22nd #UCFRocks Paint Party

Tuesday, 29th Paws a tively Energized

September

Wednesday, 6th Purrfectly Stress Free

Friday, 8th Parent Open House

Wednesday, 20th QPR a thon

Tuesday, 27th Field of Memories-Be Aware, Show you Care

October

Wednesday, 4th Healthy Knight Expo

November

Tuesday, 28th  Paws a tively Stress Free

Wednesday, 29th Purrfectly Stress Free