Services exist to support student learning, personal development, and overall academic success. By coaching students how to remove psychological barriers that threaten academic achievement and personal well-being, CAPS contributes to a safe and productive campus learning environment.
Counseling provides an opportunity for students to freely explore personal problems or concerns. Students come to the center for reasons as varied as the people themselves; personal problems involving relations, emotional or social difficulties, conflicts, anxiety or depression, sexuality and orientation, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues.
Counseling and Psychological Services strives to be of assistance for students in their pursuit of academic, personal and career goals.
STATEMENT ON UTMB STUDENT HEALTH AND COUNSELING PROVIDERS
SERVING IN ACADEMIC ROLES
Providers in the UTMB Student Health and Counseling Center consist of a physician, nurse practitioners, nurses, a psychologist, a licensed clinical social worker and a consulting psychiatrist. The providers, with the exception of the consulting psychiatrist, do not serve in an academic supervisory role, they do not assess or submit grades, they do not serve as members of Academic Progress Committees, nor do they make any decisions regarding students’ academic advancement and/or graduation. The consulting psychiatrist, while also a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry, does not and will not oversee or evaluate students who are or have been their patient.