About Us

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Pat Walker Health Center’ Counseling & Psychological Service (CAPS) offers high-quality clinical, outreach, consultation, training, and research services to the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Arkansas.

CAPS programs and services are designed to meet the academic, developmental, remedial, and preventive needs of the university community.

What We Do

CAPS offers critical mental health services such as individual counseling, group counseling, psychiatry, emergency services, and case management. Although some services — such as ongoing individual counseling and psychiatry have minimal charges — much of the services offered with no charge.

See the “Services” section of our website for information on how to make an appointment and what to expect.

CAPS Staff

CAPS staff includes professionally licensed mental health clinicians, board-certified psychiatrists, and several half-time and full-time trainees that provide counseling under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.

  • A professional counselor has an M.S. or Ph.D. in Counseling, and is licensed by the State of Arkansas to provide individual and group counseling, as well as supervision to graduate trainees.

  • A psychologist has a Ph.D. in clinical or counseling psychology, and is licensed by the State of Arkansas to provide individual and group counseling, assessment services, and supervision to graduate trainees.

  • A psychiatrist is a medical doctor and has specialized training to treat mental health conditions. Psychiatrists are licensed by the state of Arkansas and meet with students to provide consultation and prescriptions for psychiatric conditions, if warranted.

  • A social worker has an MSW or Ph.D. in social work and is licensed by the State of Arkansas to provide individual and group counseling, as well as supervision.

  • A graduate trainee is working toward a masters or doctoral degree in counseling, psychology, or social work. Trainees provide individual or group counseling with regular supervision from a licensed senior clinician.


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