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Counseling and Psychological Services, CAPS
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About Counseling & Psychological Services

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps students meet the personal challenges associated with identifying and accomplishing academic, career, and life goals. Our services include short-term counseling for individuals, group counseling, career development counseling, referral services, psychoeducational workshops, and crisis intervention. Counseling is provided by mental health professionals and by advanced doctoral psychology interns under the supervision of licensed psychologists. CAPS welcomes students of all backgrounds, value systems, and lifestyles.

Mission Statement

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services at California State University, Long Beach is directly linked to the core educational mission of the campus.

Services exist to support student learning, personal development, and overall academic success. By teaching students how to remove psychological barriers that threaten academic achievement and personal well-being, CAPS contributes to a safe and productive campus learning environment, increased retention, and higher graduation rates.

Educational outcomes are achieved through the delivery of the highest quality direct student services, university and community service, and scholarly and creative achievement. CAPS delivers these services from developmental and wellness models and affirms the many forms of diversity that enhance our campus community.

Direct Student Services Include

  1. Individual and group psychotherapy
  2. Crisis intervention
  3. Referral services
  4. Training and supervision
  5. Outreach and program development
  6. Consultation
  7. Program evaluation

University and Community Service
Scholarly and Creative Achievement


International Association of Counseling Services (IACS)

CSULB Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS). The basic purposes of the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) are to encourage and aid counseling services throughout the United States and internationally to meet high professional standards, to inform the public about those which are competent and reliable, and to foster communication among counseling services operating in a variety of settings. IACS is committed to furthering the visibility of the counseling profession and improving its quality. For more information on the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), please visit their website (

American Psychological Association (APA)

The mission of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) includes providing training and supervision for full-time, clinical and counseling psychology interns in their final year of study. The CAPS doctoral internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is an accredited Doctoral Internship Training site.

For more information regarding the American Psychological Association, please visit their website at