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

Outreach Presentation and Consultation


outreachSPRING 2020: Due to limited staffing and an increase in clinical demand, UCF CAPS is temporarily limiting our outreach presentations we provide to the campus community. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time of transition. If you have any questions, please contact UCF CAPS Director Dr. Karen Hofmann at the following email: karen.hofmann@ucf.edu


Prevention and outreach allows for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) staff to connect, educate and intervene with the larger UCF community and ultimately strengthen our “community of caring.” Providing education and prevention to university students, faculty and staff is often called outreach.

Outreach is a broad term and includes facilitating workshops (e.g., stress management, introduction to mental health services, how to help someone in distress), forming liaison relationships with units and departments focused on student needs, consulting between faculty, staff, parents and concerned students about a student who may be in distress, and being present at numerous events.

Through prevention and outreach, CAPS is able to reach numerous students, from those who are interested in learning more about college student mental health and may benefit from gaining information about the variety of services CAPS has to offer, to those who may want to know more about how to help a friend, to reaching out to those students who may experience too much stigma to actually feel comfortable seeking therapy. CAPS creates a web of support not only for students, but also encourages staff and faculty involvement through a variety of education and prevention efforts.

Our outreach efforts include such initiatives as:

Outreach Presentations


If you are interested in learning more about the presentations CAPS offer, check out our Available Presentation list. We often provide presentations to Residence Halls, classes, Greek Life and student organizations. If you are interested in having one of our clinicians facilitate a presentation, check out our list and complete the Request a Presentation form. A member of our staff will contact you within 24-72 hours.

Please note: We do not offer outreach services on the weekends or past 7pm during the week unless we are responding to a crisis situation. In addition, In order to give our staff enough time to schedule and prepare the presentation, 3 weeks’ notice is requested. If less time is given, the request will become more difficult to schedule and provide.