CAPS Care Pathways
CAPS Care Pathways is a new initiative developed in response to the ever-growing need for mental health support. Our goal is to get the right student, to the right treatment, at the right time, because here at CAPS we believe:
- No one should have to wait for mental health treatment.
- Every client has different needs that require different types of care.
- Mental health treatment requires ongoing evaluation to ensure the best outcomes for every client.
Here's how CAPS Care Pathways works:
All students who come to CAPS will need to first complete a triage. Prior to triage you will complete some paperwork to get established as a client. Included in your paperwork is a mental health evaluation measure that providers use to help inform treatment recommendations. Paperwork for your first appointment usually takes around 30 minutes. During your triage you will be able to speak to a counselor about your mental health needs in a supportive one-on-one format. Toward the end of your triage you and the counselor will complete a CAPS Care Pathways Custom Care Plan. We will review CAPS’ resources and make recommendations that we believe will meet your needs. Recommendations may include using a single resource or a combination of resources including what is listed below:
- Free self-help resources, like TAO, WellTrack and other online tools and apps.
- Pathways to Wellness
- Psychoeducational workshops.
- Group counseling focused on a variety of topics and support-based groups designed to support people of color, LGBTQIA+ students, and graduate students (among others).
- Short-term individual counseling: while we do not have session limits most of our students get their needs met in 1-4 sessions
- Psychiatry used in tandem with other CAPS services.
- Comprehensive Referral Support for students wanting to engage in individual counseling beyond our short-term model. Find out more about our care coordination services.
- Specialty services including the ADHD Clinic, short-term couples counseling, crisis services, eating disorder support, LGBTQIA+ services, Oasis counseling (for students impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking), substance abuse assessment and recovery support including Wildcats Anonymous.
- Support in getting connected to other campus resources.
As you progress through your Custom Care Plan, there will be opportunities to reevaluate your plan with a counselor. If you’re interested in starting your own Custom Care Plan simply call to preschedule a triage by calling (520) 621-3334 or “walk-in” through our online triage service.