Effective Date: 
Fri, 08/01/2008
Mon, 05/07/2018
Wed, 01/31/2018


  1. Utilizing a brief-therapy model, CAPS offers time-limited individual counseling to UCSC students.  If specialized or longer-term counseling is indicated, the client will generally be referred to the appropriate off-campus resource.
  2. If a client needs to be seen beyond the agreed upon time limit, the CAPS staff member should discuss the request for extension to a member of the management team.
  3. Longer term individual counseling can be provided by interns, post-doctoral fellows, or their supervisors.  They can carry one long-term case per year.  The decision of which client will be eligible for longer term counseling for the intern is mutually decided by the intern and the primary supervisor.  In addition, all other clinical counseling staff can elect to follow one case throughout the academic year.