CAPS at UC Berkeley
The University of California, Berkeley’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) department is one of the oldest university counseling centers in the world. For over 70 years, It has been a national leader in the design and provision of counseling and mental health services to students and is considered one of our nation’s top sites for the training of post-masters, doctoral and post-doctoral interns and fellows.
Response to Global Need
As a response to the growing internationalization of our campus population and our counseling and psychology profession, CAPS entered into an innovative plan to expand its scope and reputation globally. This effort was stimulated by two particular drivers:
- The need for our counseling and psychiatry staff to be more proficient in the mental health systems, educational systems, and cultures of our growing numbers of international student clients and patients.
- The increasing numbers of requests from international colleagues for consultation and training to develop and improve the professionalism of student counseling at their universities.