ABOUT UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON
The University of Houston’s
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a vital department among the
Health and Well-Being (HWB) portfolio within the Division of Student Affairs. We work closely with our HWB partners,
which include the Student Health Center; Campus Recreation; UH Wellness; Justin
Dart, Jr. Student Accessibility Center; and Cougars in Recovery. Together, we are committed to fostering a
culture of care that promotes the
success of our students, faculty, and staff. We are proud to be a designated
Jed Campus, and aspire to be a Health Promotion University.
CAPS is accredited by the International
Accreditation of Counseling Services and also offers an APA accredited internship
in Health Service Psychology. We have a multidisciplinary team
consisting of licensed psychologists, doctoral and masters level mental
health professionals, and advanced graduate trainees in counseling, clinical,
and school psychology. Within our Stepped Care model, our services
include triage, essential skills workshops, single session therapy, group
counseling, short-term couples and individual counseling. We also offer a large
number of resources and outreach to include “Let’s Talk”, QPR, and on demand
trainings on a variety of mental health topics.
CAPS is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity
through a safe and welcoming environment. Our declared mission in providing
mental health services emphasizes that people representing the rich diversity
of our campus who use our services receive respectful treatment. As one of the
most diverse campuses in the country, we have a particular responsibility and
opportunity to promote and live up to these convictions.
the University of Houston
The University of Houston is a Division I university with over
47,000 undergraduate and post graduate students enrolled. It is only one of three Tier One
public research institutions in the nation designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by
the U. S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education. It is also
designated as an Asian-American
Serving Institution (U. S. Department of Education, 2012). UH has strong athletic programs
and is joining the Big 12 Athletic Conference next year.
The University of Houston is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and
persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Additionally, the University
prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation,
gender identity or gender expression.
Discover the Space City
City of Houston is a global city that is rich with arts and entertainment
including vibrant Theater and Museum Districts, the World Series winning
Houston Astros, Houston Texans and Houston Rockets, Houston Dynamo and Houston
Dash, cultural events, and over 1400 acres of green space for outdoor
enthusiasts. Visit NASA or take a short drive to Galveston. H-town
is also filled with endless dining options for foodies.