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Make An Appointment

Winter Services and Calendar
Thanksgiving to Opening of Spring Semester

Clinic staff are working both remotely and in person Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The University will be closed on the following dates:
November 26, 2020 – November 29, 2020: Thanksgiving Break
December 25, 2020 -January 3, 2021: Winter Break
January 18, 2021: Martin Luther King Holiday

Step 1
Contact Us

The first step in making an appointment is to call us at 973-655-5211. From here you will have a brief 10-15 minute phone conversation with a CAPS staff member. This phone call is intended to gather basic information about you and the issues that have led to you contacting CAPS.

Step 2
Schedule the Appointment

When you are done initially speaking with a staff member, next steps are discussed which may include scheduling an intake at CAPS, referral session for off-campus services or referral to other on-campus services, including Let’s Talk. If an intake appointment is recommended, they are usually scheduled within a week; however, urgency of need is always taken into consideration. This appointment is usually about 75-90 minutes (20-30 minutes for completion of paperwork, and 40-60 minutes for a meeting with a CAPS therapist).

Step 3
Your Intake Appointment

At this appointment, you will begin by filling out forms on a secure laptop computer in our waiting area. Afterward, you meet with a CAPS counselor. This is an opportunity to elaborate on the issues addressed during the phone interview and on the computerized forms and to gather the information needed to come up with a treatment plan, either at CAPS or with a provider in the community. You will be contacted within a few days with information regarding whom to see and when.  Please know that during the Fall 2020 semester, the intake appointment and subsequent appointments will be conducted via phone or teleconference.

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