Clinical Services

The CAPS Clinical Service, directed by Pamela Botts, Ph.D., delivers a range of mental health services to enrolled students including individual and group psychotherapy, psychiatric services and limited psychological testing. In addition, CAPS offers consultation services to parents and to university staff and faculty who are concerned about a student's needs. All CAPS services are delivered with an emphasis on enhancing clients' potential for a successful college experience. The Clinical Service staff is composed of licensed professionals in psychology, social work and psychiatry as well as graduate-level trainees in psychology. Frequently addressed difficulties include mood and anxiety disorders, stress related conditions, relationship problems, and trauma recovery, as in situations of acquaintance rape or other assaults. Most staff members including trainees are expected to spend approximately half their time in direct clinical service. Therefore, psychology interns spend about twenty hours per week in the delivery of direct clinical services to clients through individual and group psychotherapy. Counseling psychology practicum students maintain a case load of about eight clients per week.