Welcome to the official blog of UCSC Counseling and Psychological Services!

We are the UCSC community’s resource for counseling, wellness, and mental health concerns. Follow us here to learn more about upcoming events, health and wellness topics, our staff, and updates from the counseling center.

The CAPS blog is written and managed by the CAPS Peer Educator Program, with guest posts by staff and students. Our amazing Blog Coordinator for the 2016-17 year is Peer Educator Emma Burke!

Click the about tab to learn more about CAPS, and what we can do for you!


Apply to be a CAPS Peer Educator!

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is now accepting applications for its exciting new Peer Education Program (PEP)!  Five volunteer CAPS Peer Educators will be selected for this coming Winter and Spring terms, 2014.

Applications are due by Friday, November 15, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Please email your complete application to Emilie Cate, Ph.D. at eecate@ucsc.edu. All applicants will be notified by December 13th if they are invited to a brief in-person interview in January 2014.

What is CAPS looking for? UCSC undergraduates who are. . .

  • Enthusiastic, caring, collaborative, and flexible
  • Interested in increasing awareness and de-stigmatizing mental health issues and treatment
  • Dedicated to helping other students on-campus to increase their well-being through education
  • Committed to stigma reduction and diversity Continue reading