Welcome to Counseling & Psychological Services
Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) offers counseling and therapy to help students address how to 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 the educational opportunities at the university.
Counseling & Psychological Services is pleased to announce that we have been granted full accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services. IACS is the premier accrediting agency for University and College Counseling Services.
UWF Bridge To Good Health Program Is Now Available
UWF students are eligible for most services only during each semester they are enrolled. Most students, however, do not enroll for all three semesters each year and as a result, may experience difficulty maintaining on-going medical and mental health care. In an effort to assist with this issue we have developed a Bridge to Good Health (BGH) Program that UWF students can opt to participate in to be eligible for services in an “off” semester.
Please visit the UWF Bridge to Good Health page for more information.
Follow this link to download the UWF Bridge to Good Health information in PDF format.
Counseling and Psychological Services now offers an online screening for mood and anxiety disorders. This free screening is anonymous and available to all University of West Florida students. To get started, click on the button below.Depression and Anxiety Screening
Coping with a Natural Disaster
We are fortunate that UWF is located in such a beautiful area of the Gulf Coast. However, along with our good fortune comes the increased risk of natural disasters, such as hurricanes. Dealing with any tragedy is difficult, especially for students who are already dealing with being away from home and feeling the stress brought on by being in college. Click the button below to find some common responses to tragedy and traumatic events and additional tips for coping and self care.Coping with a Natural Disaster
Coping with Trauma Related to Terrorism
Terrorism by definition is designed to evoke terror in people and for most people it does a pretty good job of achieving its intent. Knowledge or experience of random, unprovoked acts of violence often leaves people feeling helpless, hopeless, vulnerable, and angry. Terrorists intentionally attack defenseless citizens so that all individuals feel vulnerable, not just those in the military or those taking a stand against a set of ideas or beliefs. Terrorism in our world is a chronic stressor that each person has to find a way to build resilience to and cope with.Coping with Terrorism