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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.

Vision Statement

CAPS vision is to support CSULB students’ success by providing life changing mental health service experiences.

Mission Statement

CAPS mission is to help CSULB students obtain their academic goals by equipping and empowering them to improve their mental health and overall well-being. CAPS achieves its mission through providing innovative and effective mental health services, improving the campus climate via thoughtful community building and outreach,and training the next generation of mental health professionals.

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


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