Resolution 17-05: EASY MATCH FOR MY SCHEJ

Number 17-05
Description CAPS (Counseling & Psychological Services) provide an option schedule appointments online
Authored by Katie Gosa
Sponsored by Stephen Sissons
Yash Singh
Venkatesh Ramaning
Deniz Soydan
Date Submitted Monday, March 28, 2016
Date Considered Tuesday, November 7, 2017
General Body Vote Thursday, January 1, 1970
Committee Student Affairs
Result n/a
Remarks The Student Senate felt that what this resolution is asking for would benefit the students who use Counseling and Psychological Services. It was brought up that scheduling appointments online would make it easier for students as there would be an additional avenue.
Whereas The UT Arlington Counseling and Psychological Services ( CAPS) program provides various services in order to improve the mental health of the student population through individual, couple, and group counseling;and
Whereas These services are highly beneficial to students experiencing difficulties with mental health issues; and
Whereas Appointments for these services can only be made by either calling the CAPS Psychiatric Services number or having a face to face conversation with a CAPS employee; and
Whereas Some students may find difficulty in making this call or face to face interaction due to anxiety or general discomfort in expressing their need for psychological help.
Be It Further Resolved That The University of Texas at Arlington Counseling and Psychological Services program include an online system that allows students to schedule appointments to make use of their services for the first appointment only.