Welcome to UCR's Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)
CAPS is here to support you!
We are continuing to provide services via TeleMental Health (phone and secure videoconferencing).
- JOIN A CAPS GROUP - CALL TODAY!
- Call to schedule an Appointment or Virtual Walk-In consultation, 951-827-5531 weekdays 9A-4:30P.
- Watch a message from your CAPS Team
- Access Support Resources for self-help and support from home.
- Read how to access therapy services out of state and a UCSHIP member.
- Visit COVID-19 for campus updates and information, or Student Health for information or for a telephone screening (951-827-3031).
CAPS Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
CAPS is committed to promoting inclusion and the affirmation of individual and cultural diversity. Our services and training foster the development of healthy behaviors necessary for success in a complex global environment.
CAPS is committed to collaborating with our campus and community partners to best inhabit our Principles of Community. We remind you of their presence and some resources for involvement:
- African Students Programs
- Asian Pacific Student Programs
- Chicano Student Programs
- Middle Eastern Student Center
- Native American Student Programs
- Office of Foster Youth Support Services
- Student Disability Resource Center
- Undocumented Student Programs
- Veterans Resource Center
- Women’s Resource Center
- Let's Fight Racism! | United Nations
- 5 Ways to Fight Racism and Xenophobia | UNICEF USA
- Ending racism | American Friends Service Committee
- Stop AAPI | Hate Reporting
- Asian Mental Health Collective
- Asian American Mental Health Collective directory of APISAA therapists
- Bystander Intervention Training to Stop Anti-Asian/American and Xenophobic Harassment
- Helping AAPI Families Talk to Children and Teens Exposed to Anti-Asian Bullying and Harassment
Winter 2022 Group Therapy Options are HERE!
CAPS Winter 2022 Groups
Therapy groups are an excellent way for students to work with others who share similar concerns. Members are able to gain support from others, to experiment with different ways of relating to people, and to practice giving and receiving feedback. Talk with your CAPS clinician about your interest in joining a group or call 951-827-5531, Option 2 and ask to get signed up for a group!
Graduate Student Support Group: Wednesday 3-4pm
- This is a process-oriented group open to all graduate students. The goal of this group is to provide a space for graduate students to share their experiences with other students going through similar circumstances. The topics covered are broad and vary – they have included balancing academic and social life, self-care, family and intimate partner relationship concerns, advisor-advisee relationship concerns, procrastination, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, cultural adjustment, issues of oppression (e.g., ableism, ageism, heterosexism, racism, sexism), and coping with COVID-19 concerns.
Anxiety Management : Wednesdays 2-3:30pm
- Do you feel like you are constantly worried? Do you feel tense and on-edge? Do you tend to over-think social situations and have difficulties staying in the moment? If so… consider joining the Anxiety Management Group offered by UCR Counseling & Psychological Services. During this 6-week group, CaPS therapists will discuss the tools and techniques that will help you lower your anxiety. Topics and skills include: Understanding the Anxiety/Avoidance feedback loop, learning to restructure and get distance from anxious/unhelpful thoughts, practicing relaxation techniques to decrease stress, and the benefits of mindfulness.
Healthy Relationships: Thursdays 2-2:50pm
- The healthy relationships group is a semi-structured group that will provide a safe and supportive space to explore and learn skills about common relationship concerns such as boundaries, conflict resolution, and attachment. The goal is the group to leave group members feeling more aware of how they relate to others and more confident in navigating relational issues.
Sexuality and Gender Diversity Support : Wednesdays 1-2:30pm
- UCR CAPS will again offer a Sexual and Gender Diversity Therapy/Support Group for queer and TGD UCR students experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma and other relevant mental health concerns as well as for individuals in need of a welcoming space for discussing matters of sexual and/or gender identity. The LGBTIQ communities are underserved within the Riverside County area, and we are looking forward to offering a safe place for our students. As a group, we will aspire to create a safe space to build connections with and learn from each other.
Late Arrival Policy update
Late Arrival Policy (Effective 9/23/19)
- You will be marked a “no-show” if you are 15 minutes late to your scheduled appointment.
- If you are less than 14 minutes late to your scheduled appointment, you will be seen for the remainder of the allotted appointment time.
- If you are late to a specified early-arrival appointment, (e.g., an intake appointment) you may be seen for the remainder of the allotted appointment time. And/or you may be scheduled to return another day to complete that appointment. The decision to be seen for the remainder of the time or to be rescheduled will depend on your arrival time and the clinical judgment of CAPS staff.
Student COVID-19 Isolation
For students living on campus who have tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed to the virus, the Getting Healthy. Keeping Safe brochure provides helpful information and resources for your time in quarantine/isolation.
Online Satisfaction Survey
Please take a few minutes to complete the CAPS Services Satisfaction Survey about your most recent visit. All information will be kept confidential and used solely for quality assurance and improvement.