Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

We're moving!!

CAPS will be relocating to a new building, the Price Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, next to the Student Health Center on Friday, September 29. CAPS will not be open for routine appointments on that day but will be available by phone to answer questions, make appointments, and help with urgent matters.  

We expect to be fully open at our new site on Monday, October 2.


The staff of the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services joins the community in its grief for the loss of Dr. Jeannine Skinner, assistant professor of psychology/gerontology. We encourage members of the community to read the statement from the Chancellor, which points to various sources of support, including CAPS.  In addition, CAPS offers this Guide for Coping with Traumatic Loss to help understand common reactions and coping strategies. Finally, please be aware that Safe Alliance is a valuable community resource that offers counseling and shelter to those affected by interpersonal relationship violence, including sexual trauma.

Other helpful resources:
Interpersonal Violence Guide

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CAPS is aware that an action to terminate the DACA program will have a significant impact on students who are DACA recipients and/or have close friends and family who are recipients. During this time of incredible instability and uncertainty, we want to be sure that members of the community are aware of our commitment to providng support to those affected by the DACA decision. 

Resources for those affected by the DACA decision:

Info on Mental Health Impact of DACA on Undocumented Young Adults
http://wtop.com/congress/2017/09/how-daca-affected-the-mental-health-of-undocumented-young-adults/

Mental Health & Civil Rights Resources from National Immigration Law Center
https://www.nilc.org/mental-health-and-civil-rights-resources/

UndocuHealth Project Mental Health Resources:  
http://defenddaca.com/resources/mental-health-resources/

General Information:
What Do I Need to Know if the DACA Program Ends? by the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) (8/28/17) 
https://www.ilrc.org/sites/default/files/resources/if_daca_ends.pdf

 


 

 

Welcome to CAPS -- the Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

On this site, you will find information about the services we offer at CAPS, links to a variety of mental health resources, and details about our pre-doctoral internship and practicum training programs.  We hope you enjoy exploring this information and find these resources helpful.  Please be in touch with us if you find there are things we can do to be helpful to you, whether you are a UNC Charlotte student, faculty or staff member, family member or friend of a member of the UNC Charlotte community.


Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The UNC Charlotte Center for Counseling and Psychological Services aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identify and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.


Negotiating a complex world

Amid these turbulent political times, the UNC Charlotte Center for Counseling and Psychological Services affirms its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. CAPS, through its work with individual students and in its outreach to the University community, aspires to create an affirming, accessible, and safe environment that celebrates human diversity. We understand diversity to include but not be limited to: race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual identity, sex, age, socio-economic status, religion, ability, nationality, and language. We are dedicated to social justice through increased awareness of the effects of oppression, prejudice, and discrimination.

We recognize that local, national, and international events can have a significant impact on many members of our campus community. For some, the impact is direct and personal. For many others, the divisive climate is disturbing and provocative. It is our mission to assist all members of the UNC Charlotte community to thrive academically, personally, and interpersonally, which can only be accomplished when every member of our community feels safe and secure. Your perspectives, experiences, values, and identities will be welcome at the CAPS, and we hope you will reach out to us if you need assistance. For more information about how to stay safe and productive in turbulent times, please visit the "Negotiating a complex world" section of this website.


Archive of statements on the impact of international, national, and local events