Mental Health Services

CAPS Services

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

Although most of CAPS services are included in the Student Health Fee, some services such as individual counseling and psychiatry, have minimal charges associated. All fee-associated with CAPS services are billed to the student’s UAConnect account.

 

CAPS services are available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For appointments or other questions, call 479-575-5276.

Counseling & Psychotherapy

CAPS offers a variety of individual therapy options. Our staff works within a broad range of theories and approaches to help tailor services to fit each client’s individual need.Note: We do not provide services to children or conduct clinical services through email.

 

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Group Therapy & Workshops

Group therapy is an effective form of treatment, which is why CAPS organizes various therapy and support groups. Group therapy is a beneficial form of treatment for many different concerns, including those commonly experienced by college students such as depression, anxiety and adjustment issues.

Psychiatry

CAPS offers psychiatric services for a range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and ADHD, among others. CAPS also offers information about starting or continuing ADHD medication.

Emergency Services

24-Hour Emergency Mental Health Services are available to students, faculty and staff by calling 479-575-5276. A mental health emergency might include suicidal or homicidal thoughts, severe panic attacks, self-harm or a strong urge to engage in self-harm, psychosis, and recent traumatic event.

Psychological Assessments

Psychological assessments offer a way to measure traits, feelings, beliefs and abilities that can lead to people's problems. A typical psychological assessment includes an interview with a mental health practitioner, one or more formal psychological tests, and a follow-up with the mental health practitioner to provide assessment results. Some tests can be completed individually, while others are completed with an examiner. Psychological assessments typically require a referral from a treating CAPS provider.

Consultation Services

CAPS offers a range of consultation services to students’ families, faculty and staff members, community providers, and other members of the community. If you have a request for or question about the consultation services CAPS offers, please call 479-575-5276.

Outreach & Prevention

CAPS actively works to raise mental health awareness on campus. Invite CAPS to your classroom, training event, or meeting to discuss mental health topics, and be sure to look for CAPS around campus during their several campus-wide events.

Research

An important part of our mission is to conduct research that aids our clinicians and other practitioners across the country in deepening our understanding and effectiveness. All research is done with the knowledge and consent of clients. CAPS also participates in a national research project designed to improve our services and expand the knowledge about college student mental health.

Training

The training of graduate students in the various counseling and mental health disciplines is a professional activity that CAPS has supported since its inception. Over the years, the program has expanded to include trainees from different academic departments, necessitating a formalization of the CAPS training experience. Our training program helps students develop personally and professionally in a supportive clinical environment.