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Counseling and Psychological Services, CAPS
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Outreach & Consultation

CAPS is dedicated to providing outreach and community engagement on campus related to many mental health and wellness topics in an effort to improve the overall psychological and emotional well-being our students and Beach community. At your request, members of our staff will facilitate an outreach program for your student organizations, university departments, staff, and offices that serve CSULB students.

Please provide the following information so that we may process your request. All program requests must be submitted THREE weeks prior to the date of the intended program.

Please contact our CAPS & Project OCEAN Outreach Coordinator below if you have any questions.

Alexandria Pan

Counseling and Psychological Services, BH-226

Phone: (562) 985-4001


Click Here: CAPS Outreach Request Form


Description of CAPS Workshops & Programming

All workshop presentations are designed to provide an interactive, experiential learning opportunity. Workshop presentations can be tailored to meet the needs of the requester and intended audience in regards to topic and length of programming.

Please indicate your specific needs in the CAPS outreach request form.

CAPS Commercial

This informational 15-20 minute presentation introduces CSULB, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) In this brief presentation, you will learn who makes up our counseling team, what services and resources we offer, where we are located, when is it appropriate to seek/refer CAPS services, common reasons why individuals seek CAPS services, and how to set up an initial consultation with a counselor.

CAPS 101

This informational presentation provides an in depth introduction to CSULB, Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).  Learn about CAPS services and resources, our counseling team, and our campus outreach efforts to promote mental health and overall wellness. In addition, our CAPS staff will facilitate an interactive activity with the audience to facilitate reflection and discussion around holistic wellness.

QPR- Suicide Prevention Training

QPR stands for Question, Persuade, and Refer, 3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life. This nationally recognized certification training is intended to teach individuals how to recognize the symptoms/ warning signs of suicideand provideguidelines as to how to appropriately Question a person about suicidal thoughts, how to Persuade them to get help, and how to Refer the person to seek help. Upon completion of training, participants will be certified as a QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper for 3 years. *Training facilitated by Project OCEAN.

Stress Management

Participants will understand stress and the benefits and costs associated with stress in our lives. It will also help participants identify unhealthy or self-defeating ways of coping with stress, and learn new, healthy ways to monitor and cope with the stress in their everyday lives.

Healthy Relationships

Participants will learn how to differentiate healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships, how to help a friend/peer/family member who may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Participants will develop further understanding on how to cultivate healthy boundaries in relationships and learn about helpful campus and community resources.

Effective Communication Strategies

Participants gain an understanding of the basic styles of communication. Participants will develop self-awareness on their personal communication styles and learn ways to integrate effective communication skills into their daily life and interactions.

Helping Students in Distress

Learn what to look for in a student or peer who may be struggling with their mental health and how to approach that individual with empathy and support. This workshop will provide guidelines about initiating a conversation with someone you are concerned about. Participants will also learn about resources available on campus and how to provide support and referrals to peers or students.

Virtual Tabling

CAPS representatives will engage with students/staff/faculty through zoom meetings and share CAPS information during your virtual event.

Virtual Panelist

A CAPS counselor or peer representative may serve as a panelist for webinars or virtual events focused on college student mental health and wellness.

Program Consultation

Several types of consultation services are offered to faculty, staff, administration, and student groups. Expert and organizational consultation are provided as well as the training of professional and student staff. In collaboration with academic departments and student services offices, outreach programs are developed to assist special populations and students with specific needs