CAPS Services and COVID-19 Pandemic

As we pass the one year mark of COVID restrictions, as well as remote classes and services, we pause to recognize that we have lived through a Year of Loss and to reflect on what, to many, feels like a Lost Year. In this time of chronic uncertainty, CAPS has had over 15,000 TeleMental Health Appointments and we will remain operational while adhering to safety measures to protect the health of the community. As advancements are made and plans develop, our top priority will remain the health, safety, and well-being of our community, on and off campus. We are planning for several contingencies and taking informed actions to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity and availability of our services. We remain committed to our mission of providing timely, culturally responsive, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families. 
 

 

Our Group Counseling page is now updated for Spring 2021!

Check out the Group Counseling Program offerings for Spring!
The new layout is a result of helpful feedback from students and staff - making navigation easier, particularly on mobile screens. 
Please note that there are some date and time changes to groups that have been offered in the past. 
If you are interested in a group, please review the requirements and sign up for more information. As always, please submit an online request form or call 805-893-4411 if you have any questions regarding groups or the sign up process. 

 

Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to our diverse UCSB student body, as well as professional consultation to faculty, staff, and families.

All registered students are eligible for services at CAPS. When help is needed in sorting out a personal concern, CAPS is a resource for learning new skills in building self-confidence, relating to others, reducing stress, solving problems, and identifying options.

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CAPS Communications - Recent Posts

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In Solidarity with APIDA & Asian Communities

Statement of Solidarity with APIDA and Asian Communities

We at CAPS stand in solidarity with all members of our APIDA and Asian communities against any form of xenophobia, oppression, and racism. 

 

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International Students & SEVP

We understand that you may be anxious and scared right now.  Please know that CAPS will support you in any way we can. We stand with you in support and caring.

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DACA Decision

The United State Supreme Court released a historic decision to protect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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