Scope of Services

FAU Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free and confidential initial consultation and crisis intervention to assess the current needs of eligible* FAU students (*currently enrolled and have paid the health fee).

Students seek services for a wide variety of concerns, spanning from stress, adjustment, worry and relationship challenges to acute and ongoing mental health conditions. Each student will be assessed and provided with recommendations according to their specific needs, with CAPS providing support and assistance, whether this comes in the form of short-term individual or group therapy on campus, connection to another campus resource, or assistance with connection to an off-campus provider.

When a student’s needs or requests exceed our capacity to provide the appropriate level of care, CAPS partners with the student to transition to resources within the community. Students who may require a transition of care include, but are not limited to a need or request:

  • to be seen more frequently than is feasible.
  • for weekly individual services on an ongoing, long-term basis;
  • for a treatment modality not provided;
  • to be seen differently from what is clinically recommended;
  • for documentation for an emotional support animal;
  • for mandated treatment;
  • or the presence of one or more of the following:
    • severe alcohol and other drug abuse disorders
    • severe eating disorders
    • chronic thoughts and/or attempts of self-injury and/or suicide

CAPS services include the following:

  • Brief psychotherapy
    • Individual psychotherapy
    • Relationship counseling (at least one person in the relationship must be enrolled at FAU)
  • Group counseling
    • Psycho-educational groups
    • Interpersonal psychotherapy groups
    • Support groups
  • Consultations with students, faculty, staff, and family members in crisis
  • Outreach services to support students’ wellness and success
  • Crisis response and treatment recommendations
    • crisis walk-in sessions to assess support, and provide appropriate resources to students in crisis.
  • Psycho-educational workshops
  • Psychological and/or educational assessment (additional fees apply)
  • Treatment coordination