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 it is recommended to come in for an intake session, 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 face-to-face meeting with a CAPS therapist).
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.