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CAPS Events

SPRING 2020 Semester 


Communication and Assertiveness

Monday, Feb. 24

9:00am - 10:00am

Learn different tips for expressing yourself positively and assertively. Explore how our communication styles and skills are influenced by others, our cultures and our thoughts. 

Global Connections

Monday, Feb. 24

12:00pm - 1:00pm 

This is an opportunity to meet new friends from across the SJSU campus and the world in a casual and comfortable environment.

RIO Series 2 Session 1

Mon, February 24

3:00PM- 4:15PM

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress.

RIO Series 1 Session 3

Tues. Feb. 25

1:00PM - 2:15PM

Recognition, Insight, Openness (RIO) focuses on building skills and creating flexibility in how you respond to distress.

Top Habits ~ Setting a Habit

Thursday Feb. 27


Attend this workshop to discover some of these highly effective yet extremely easy habits and incorporate them in your own lives!


Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

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Your Path to Balance- TAO is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help students bounce back from frustrations and disappointments in life, and also aiming to increase positive and adaptive behavior. TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies for helping anxiety.  (Read More Information).

8 Session Limit InformationTo address our campus’ increasing need of mental health services, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) will be implementing an 8 session limit per academic calendar year in personal counseling for all matriculated students of San José State University.  Implementation will begin August 19, 2019, with the initial year ending June 30, 2020. (Read More Information)

New Scheduling Procedures for Personal Counseling - Beginning July 1, 2019, CAPS office will be scheduling students and asking that you contact us by the next day at 8:00 AM to confirm or cancel the appointment. If we don't hear from you by the stated time, your appointment will be given to another student wanting services. (Read More Information)

"Let's Talk," Spartans! - provides an opportunity for students to meet with a counselor from Counseling and Psychological Services in common areas across campus.  You can meet with a counselor at various times and locations in individual or group settings. (Read More Information)

CAPS recognizes the impact that recent Federal policy changes have made on the students of San José State University, specifically our international and minority populations. At counseling centers nationwide, confusion and uncertainty are causing disruption and worry among students, their colleagues, friends, and family. (Read More Information)

Counseling and Psychological Services at San Jose State University is re-accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911.  Or if you live on campus, please call campus police at (408) 924-2222.

For urgent consultations or assistance during our hours of operation (regular semesters: Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm, and Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; summer and winter hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm), there is always a staff member available to assist you either on the phone or in person.

For after-hours urgent consultations or assistance, please call our main number (408-924-5910) and press 4 to connect with the after-hours crisis service.

The County Suicide & Crisis Line at (855) 278-4204 or National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at (800) 273-8255 are also available toll-free, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

In addition, you may send text messages for help to 741741.  Text "HOME" in your message to have the Crisis Call Center respond to your text message.

For medication questions, call the After-Hours Advice Nurse at (866) 935-6347.