At CAPS we strive to provide students with evidence-based / data driven mental health treatment that addresses each student’s most pressing need. We commonly help students find assistance through campus and community resources. At times, this may mean that a student’s needs are best served by a community provider who either has specialized training or resources that are a good match for the student’s needs. Some of the possible reasons for referring a student to a professional resource outside of CAPS include:
A student would benefit from specialized and/or intensive support
Other mental health providers or resources are a better fit for a student’s needs
A student is graduating soon and would benefit from getting connected with providers in the community
A student would benefit from open ended rather than structured support and/or more frequent and/or flexible appointments
A student may get an appointment in the community more quickly, and this is important to them
Be sure to talk to a CAPS clinician about the ACTION PLAN that is right for you!