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Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

Personal Counseling/Psychotherapy

A student can meet with a counselor for personal, emotional, behavioral or relationship problems. Students can receive support for difficulties adjusting to college, juggling obligations, alleviating problems and/or learning to cope adaptively.  The goal of counseling is to help you resolve concerns and reach your goals in the pursuit of a more satisfying, fulfilling life.  Counseling sessions are made by appointment.

Fees

Students are eligible for 6 free individual counseling sessions each semester (to include the initial consultation session). There is a $10.00 fee per visit for session 7 and any additional sessions during the current semester. Missed or late cancelled sessions will count toward the 6 session limit.

All group counseling is free of charge.

Psychological Assessment

Psychological Assessment is conducted for ADHD and Learning Disorders. The first step in the process is a free screening appointment. During the screening visit, your history and symptoms will be reviewed. Screening results will be discussed with you. If the screening results are positive you will be in a position to make an informed decision about whether testing is a good option for you.

ADHD Assessment

  • Free initial screening
  • $308 for students
  • No-show or missed appointment fee: $40

Learning Disorders Testing

  • Free initial screening
  • $364 for students
  • No-show or missed appointment fee: $40

Professional Approaches

Each counselor has his or her own counseling approach and style. Just as no two people are alike, no two providers are alike. Each provider has a style or approach that is unique. However, for all staff the goal of counseling is to help you resolve the issue(s) that brought you in. In addition, all staff maintain the highest ethical standards and practice. The exact type of assistance you receive will be based on collaboration between your counselor and yourself. Some issues may require treatment and/or monitoring that is beyond the scope of what our office can accommodate. In these cases, referrals to appropriate services will be provided.

Career Counseling

Career selection and planning is a lifelong process that involves developing self-awareness and understanding the realities of the working world. Counselors are available to help students with this process by appointment.

Career Assessments and Career Resources are often recommended to assist students in gaining awareness and understanding of their interests, personality and values. Career Assessments including the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can help with this process.

My Plan, a comprehensive web-based career planning program, is available in The Career Development Center located in 216 Davis Hall. For assistance with My Plan, job search skills, resume writing, interviewing skills and job market information, visit The Career Development Center.

Group Counseling

Why Join a Group?

CAPS offers two kinds of groups: Interpersonal Process and Psychoeducational Groups. When issues involve relationships (family, romantic, peer), interpersonal process groups can be very effective. Members can try out new ways of relating to others that can be applied to relationships outside of the group. Psychoeducational groups provide more structure and focus on skills building and learning new strategies to meet your goals. These small, co-ed groups (6-10 students) will meet weekly to enhance interpersonal skills and general well being. The group provides opportunities to gain self-awareness, explore personal and relationship issues, and give and receive feedback in a safe environment. For more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please call 817-272-3671.


I’m interested in group therapy, how do I get started?

It is normal to have questions about your group experience. CAPS offers group screening appointments so you can meet with group facilitators, discuss concerns and goals, and learn more about the group. Group leaders will collaborate with you in deciding if group is the right step for you. For more information, call 817-272-3671.

Please be aware that an initial consultation appointment will also be needed, therefore contacting CAPS as soon as possible will ensure the opportunity to complete the consultation and screening process.

Fall 2014 Group Schedule - Location: Ransom Hall Room 310

Mindful Moments - Open to the UTA campus community.  Mondays 12:15pm - 12:45pm, Begins August 25th.  No contact required.  Walk-ins welcome.

MAVS Process Group - Open to all currently registered UTA students. Mondays 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Begins September 15th, Contact: Michael Arnold. Contact required before joining group.

Cognitive Behavioral Group - Open to all currently registered UTA students. Thursdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Begins September 25th, Contact: Vickie Goins. Contact required before joining group.

Wellness Clinic – Open to all currently registered UTA students. Short-term group to gain coping strategies to navigate college life. 1st Series: Wednesdays 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Begins September 10th, Contact: Cindy Manzano; 2nd Series: Wednesdays 12:00 pm-1:30 pm, Begins Oct 22nd, Contact: Yolanda Fraser. Contact required before joining group.

Free from Distraction Group - Open to all currently registered UTA students. Tuesdays 3:00pm - 4:30pm, Begins Oct 7th, Contact: Thomas Johnson. Contact required before joining group.

CAPS Event Calendar

Discover new ways of promoting your emotional wellness!

Mindful Moments: Most Mondays Throughout Semester Starting 9/8, 12:15pm-12:45pm, Ransom Hall 310

Wishing You Well, Tues, 11/4, 11am-1pm, Library Mall

Tail Waggin' Wednesday, 11/5, 10am-2pm, Library 2nd Fl

Keep Calm and Sumo On! Tues, 11/11, 10am-1pm, Library Mall

MAVS Talk Depression, Thurs, 11/6, 3:30-4:30pm, CPB 303

QPR Training, Tues, 11/11, Tues, 2:30-4:30pm, CPB 303

MAVS Talk Grief, Thurs, 11/13, 3:30-4:30pm, Ransom Hall 310

Upcoming CAPS workshops and registration

Interested in becoming involved with CAPS outreach in Spring 2015?

Contact Cindy Manzano 817-272-3671 to explore how you can support student wellness!

Online Screening

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Online Mental Health Screening

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