Welcome to Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)!
Letter from Dr. Kell Fujimoto, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services:
This is a very challenging period for all of us. In addition to the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed upon us, the recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor has fueled anger, fear, and sadness among our diverse campus community. The protests that we are observing across the nation speak to the constant discrimination, inequities, and injustices our communities of color have experienced. Protests bring awareness of change needed for our diverse communities. We do not condone any violence or crime that occurs under the disguise of protests.
The impact of these incidents, as well as news relating to COVID-19, can increase feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as behaviors associated with post-traumatic stress and substance use disorders. Counseling and Psychological Services encourages everyone to engage in self care. Stay connected with your family and friends. Limit your exposure to the news and when you do seek out information, obtain it from accurate, reliable, and trustworthy sources. Maintain a routine, but also be flexible with yourself and listen to your feelings and body.
To assist our students during this time, we want to remind you that we are here and available for you. We will listen to your fears and frustrations, and provide you a space to process your feelings. Students who are enrolled in Summer Session or the EOP Summer Bridge are eligible to receive services at Counseling and Psychological Services. Students enrolled in the Spring 2020 semester AND registered for the Fall 2020 semester may also receive services from CAPS during the summer. CAPS' business hours during the summer is Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. To get connected, call (408) 924-5910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, Counseling and Psychological Services stands against racism and discrimnation, and reminds the campus community to Treat Yourself (and everyone else) Well.
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 Information - To 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.