Student Life


Outreach and Consultation

The professional staff of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is available to provide educational programs in classrooms or residence halls for students, faculty and staff. Requests and suggestions for programming are always welcome. In addition, the psychologists are available to consult with RAs, student leaders, faculty, and staff to help them develop programs tailored to the needs of their particular groups. A sampling of classroom lectures includes the following topics:

  • Acquaintance Rape
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs
  • Bereavement Issues of the College Aged
  • Body Image
  • Eating Disorders
  • Leadership Styles
  • Time Management

Many times Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will offer an educational and/or interactive workshop of one to five sessions. Following are workshops which have been offered in the past:

  • Abusive Relationships
  • Anger Management
  • Bulimia
  • Bereavement
  • Communication Skills
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Date Rape Prevention
  • Dream Analysis
  • Drug and Alcohol Awareness
  • Exam Survival
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Differences in the Classroom
  • Male/Female Relationships
  • Myers Briggs Personality Style Indicators
  • Relaxation and Self-hypnosis
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Sexual Identity
  • Sexuality and Values
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Team Development
  • Time Management
  • Women in Relationships

Students, faculty, staff and family members may wish to consult with the CAPS staff whenever there is a concern about a student or fellow employee. By phone or in person, psychologists may provide information on referrals to other mental health services, on assisting a friend or family member who is in crisis, on determining if one can benefit from counseling, as well as on any other mental health issue. In such instances, the same principles of confidentiality apply.