Social Distancing to Reduce the Spread of Covid-19

In conjunction with UCF’s efforts to implement social distancing and help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, CAPS is not seeing students in-person, but will give students the option to use phone or video-conferencing for their sessions. Videoconferencing needs a discussion with a therapist and a consent form signed prior to session (see Forms link on home page side panel ).  CAPS is waiving all no show fees for counseling appointments starting on 3/12/2020 and until further notice.

CAPS is not seeing students in-person, but will give students the option to use phone or video-conferencing for their sessions. Videoconferencing needs a consent form signed prior to session (see Forms link below on side panel).  CAPS is waiving all no show fees for counseling appointments starting on 3/12/2020 and until further notice.

If you are in need of support or are in crisis, please call CAPS at 407-823-2811 and ask to speak to the counselor on duty. After-hours, call CAPS number and press 5 to speak to a counselor.

We know this can be a very stressful time.  Here are some helpful resources for coping.

Resources for Coping during COVID-19 can be found here


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***TeleMentalHealth Services***

Due to the need for social distancing, CAPS is not offering in person counseling currently. CAPS is now offering phone or online video-conferencing appointments.  Please call CAPS at 407-823-2811 to schedule an appointment.  If you want to engage in video-conferencing,  you will need to speak to a counselor to discuss options and process. For information go to TeleMentalHealth Services

CAPS services are for both new students interested in engaging in services for the first time, and for students who were already engaged in counseling and want to continue their therapy session.

 

Given the high demand for services, we are also inviting you to utilize our community provider resources listed below:

 

TAO Mindfulness Library is FREE for everyone!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, TAO has decided to make our Mindfulness Library free for everyone. Please feel free to share with family, friends, or anyone else who might benefit from enhancing their mindfulness practice. All exercises are available in both English and French: https://www.taoconnect.org/mindfulness-exercise/

*****Coping During Covid-19*******

CAPS values your well-being. If you are feeling sick, please seek medical attention at UCF SHS or urgent care. Your health is our priority. We know this is a stressful time.  We have added some helpful coping information and tools. Mental Health and Coping during Covid-19.

 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a free-of-charge campus agency designated to provide psychological services to university-enrolled students. We seek to strengthen student success by minimizing the interruption of  learning caused by mental health concerns. During normal operations, CAPS offers initial assessments, brief individual counseling, group therapy, workshops and educational presentations on a variety of topics, crisis intervention and daily walk-in services, and professional consultations to staff, faculty, students and parents. We offer services in an atmosphere that is welcoming and comfortable for all students regardless of race, gender, ethnic background, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship, or physical status.