While CAPS primarily offers services for individual students, sometimes difficult issues arise within groups on campus.  Any campus staff can request an outreach service or workshop from our psychologists to help address any situation, such as:

  • A concern or conflict in your organization
  • A workshop or training on a specific topic
  • A distressing event or situation that could require debriefing as a group (for example, your sports team, fraternity/sorority, academic department, or residential floor)

Please fill out the online request form at least 2 weeks prior to your event, and our Outreach Coordinator will contact you to assess the specific needs involved in the request. 

If you are looking to collaborate with the Mental Health Peer Program, or you would like to schedule an outreach event with them, please email mentalhealthpeers@sa.ucsb.edu  

The CAPS Outreach Program has three primary goals:

  1. To enhance the overall functioning and well-being of the students, staff, and faculty of UCSB. We accomplish this through a systems approach, which emphasizes gearing interventions towards groups of people in the immediate environment. Interventions may involve training, organizational development activities, and outreach-based response to community trauma/crisis events.
  2. Maintain collaborative relationships with Student Affairs organizations and campus departments.  This is an effective use of staff resources and as a way to strengthen the philosophy of community within the University. This collaboration may occur through program development, training, and membership in campus committees or task forces.
  3. Ensure the delivery of quality services to our diverse campus community. This includes maintaining a multi-faceted consultation and outreach team of individuals who are aware of issues relevant to the broader campus community in general and, in particular, issues unique to underrepresented groups. Our outreach services strive to assist in the de-stigmatization of seeking mental health services by meeting clients in their own community environment and/or natural grouping. This is accomplished through offering debriefings (discussing the aftermath of the situation) outside of the counseling office, providing training on an as-needed basis, and in general being responsive to community requests for service.