Counseling and Psychological Services

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Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling and therapy to help students manage, cope and grow with the stress associated with school and life. The primary goal of counseling is to help students develop the personal awareness and skills necessary to overcome problems and to develop in ways that will allow them to take advantage of educational opportunities at the University.


Online Screenings

Mental health is a key part of your overall health. CAPS offers online screenings for mood and anxiety disorders as well as alcohol and marijuana use. These free screenings are anonymous and available to all UWF students.

Online Screenings

Therapy Groups

One of the best ways for people to learn about themselves and their concerns is within the context of interpersonal relationships. In group therapy, six to eight people meet face to face with one or more group leaders to talk about what is troubling them.

Current Therapy Groups

Outreach Services

Outreach presentations are provided by request and can be tailored for various events. They are a way in which we hope to provide an open and integrative forum for presenting various topics. 

Outreach Services

Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback is a self-help program that teaches techniques for changing the body's response to stress and anxiety. It is an evidence-based intervention for the treatment of anxiety.

Biofeedback Therapy

Let's Talk

Let’s Talk is a free drop-in consultation program provided by Counseling and Psychological Services for all UWF students.

Let's Talk

QPR Gatekeeper Training

QPR Gatekeeper Training is a suicide prevention outreach program focused on providing gatekeeper training to the UWF campus community.

QPR Gatekeeper Training

Therapy Assistance Online Self-Help

TAO Self-Help is a web-based program that offers engaging, interactive modules to teach life skills and help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. TAO is confidential, free and available to all UWF students. 

Therapy Assistance Online Self-Help


CAPS Weekly Events

Meditation Meet-up

12:15-12:45 p.m.
Every Wednesday*
Commons, Room 260

Experience different types of meditation to help manage stress and be more present. This event is FREE and open to all students, staff and faculty.

*Meditation Meet-up will not be held: Oct. 9 & Dec. 4

Let's Talk

2-5 p.m.
Every Wednesday
Martin Hall, Room 138

5-8 p.m.
Every Thursday
Pace Hall, in the Honors Counsel Office, Room 169

Let's Talk operates on a no appointment necessary, first-come, first-served basis and is free to all UWF students. Stop by one of our locations to speak with a counselor about concerns you may have. Visit our Let's Talk webpage for more information.

CAPS Outreach Workshops and Events

 

  • Oct
    22
    Bridges & Boundaries: Building & Maintaining Healthy Relationships
    This workshop will help you identify the characteristics of healthy relationships and learn ways to communicate effectively with others. The focus will be on building healthy interpersonal relationships in all areas of your life including friendships
  • Nov
    13
    Noon-1 p.m. / TBD
    Masculinity and Manhood
    Masculinity and Manhood workshop examines what manhood looks like in American culture and what issues men face within that culture. This workshop is a part of the Cross Cultural Competency Certification for students.
  • Nov
    20
    3:30-4:30 p.m. / Commons (Building 22), Room 260
    Be-Friend Self-Care
    This workshop will provide an opportunity to learn about self-care strategies that can improve your overall well-being as a college student. You will learn simple and time-efficient self-care strategies to implement in your daily life.
  • Dec
    3
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. / John C. Pace Library
    Paws and Play
    Come, sit, stay, & play with the Pet Partners Therapy Dogs! Interact with the dogs, color, and play fun games to help de-stress from finals! Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness Services and the UWF Library.
  • Feb
    26
    11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. / Commons Great Hall
    Love Every Body
    In support of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is hosting Love Every Body, an event that focuses on positive body-image, and self-care. Love Every Body is an event to celebrate YOU inside and ou
  • Apr
    21
    11 a.m.-1 p.m. / John C. Pace Library
    Paws and Play
    Come, sit, stay, & play with the Pet Partners Therapy Dogs! Interact with the dogs, color, and play fun games to help de-stress from finals! Sponsored by Counseling and Psychological Services, Wellness Services and the UWF Library.