CAPS is part of a residential Jesuit University of 8,300 students, both undergraduate and graduate. Trainees will work with a variety of issues prevalent in a primarily young adult population. Presenting problems span a range of developmental issues including identity formation, relationship problems, alcohol and drug use as well as other clinical issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, sexual assault, and trauma.
Our mission at CAPS is to support and enhance the personal, educational, and professional growth of the Santa Clara community. We do this by providing direct psychological services as well as outreach, programming, screening, and consultation. Our services are coordinated with Student Health Services and housed in the Cowell Building.
We currently have a diverse staff of licensed mental health practitioners working with a variety of theoretical orientations. We mainly work within a short-term therapy model. A limited number of clients can be seen on a longer-term basis for optimal training and professional growth opportunities.
On August 29, 2015, CAPS submitted its self-study to APA's Commission on Accreditation.