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CAPS Events


No workshops/events during spring break.

Visit our website on 4/3, to view workshops available for the following week

 


 

Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Letter from Dr. Kell Fujimoto, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services:

Dear Students,

The Santa Clara County Health Officer has now extended its order for individuals to shelter at their place of residence until May 3, 2020. The constant flow of information about COVID19 can raise the anxiety in all of us.  A few tips you can use to manage the anxiety you are experiencing are:
 
  1. Obtain information from accurate, reliable, and trustworthy sources. Some of the sites we recommend are:
    1. http://www.sjsu.edu/healthadvisories/current-update/index.php  
    2. https://www.sccgov.org/sites/phd/DiseaseInformation/novel-coronavirus/Pages/home.aspx
    3. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html    
  2. To maintain a routine, such as setting up a schedule of when to wake up, got to bed, take breaks, and connect with others.  
  3. Be flexible. As important as it is to set up a routine, be flexible and pay attention to how you are feeling emotionally and physically.
  4. Finally, we continue to emphasize the importance of being physically distant from one another, but stay socially connected with family members, colleagues, and friends through alternate methods, such as phone calls, video chats, texts, and social media.   
Counseling and Psychological Services is available for all students at San Jose State University.  We have shifted all of our services to online telemental health services.  CAPS will not be physically open at the Student Wellness Center until further notification.  Students who are seeking services can contact us on our main line at (408) 924-5910.  We also encourage students seeking our services to utilize our new Therapy Assisted Online (TAO) Self-Help service.  Information and access to TAO can be found on our website, located at: www.sjsu.edu/counseling/students/TAO/index.html.   
For crisis intervention services, students can speak to a counselor by calling our main line.  In addition, students can contact the Santa Clara County Suicide and Crisis Hotline at (855) 278-4204 or send a text to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.  For life threatening emergencies, individuals should call 911; or if you live on campus, call campus police at (408) 924-2222. 

Thank you, be well, and we will continue to provide updates of our services.

 TAO

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.