UNC Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) addresses the needs of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as post-doctoral fellows and spouses. UNC Chapel Hill has a diverse population of about 29,000 students. A fairly representative portion of the student body at UNC accesses services at CAPS at some point in their academic career. We are part of Campus Health Services, which is administratively located within Student Affairs. We offer a wide array of clinical services in order to meet the needs of students with a variety of difficulties, ranging from academic stress or adjustment concerns, to more severe mental health disorders. Students most commonly present to counseling services for assistance with depression, anxiety, academic concerns, and/or relationship difficulties. We have found that students at UNC are bright and motivated and are able to make significant gains within the brief treatment model at CAPS.
Our multi-disciplinary staff is composed of ten psychologists, four psychiatrists, seven social workers and four administrative support staff. Our clinicians are all involved in training in some capacity and have a wide variety of clinical interests and expertise (please see staff bios page for more information). As a staff, we are committed to training and supervision, and enjoy this aspect of our work. Each year we work with a total of 10-12 trainees at various levels of training from psychology and social work graduate programs.