Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)

  • A Check Up from Your Neck Up

    Mental health is a key part of your overall health. Brief screenings are the quickest way to determine if you or someone you care about should connect with a mental health professional.

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  • LVI

    Living Your Life-Values

    Your Map for Living.

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  • Self-Help

    These self-help pages are another dimension of our service to the Duke community.

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Who We Are: 

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) helps Duke students enhance strengths and develop abilities to successfully live, grow, and learn in their personal and academic lives.  We offer many services to Duke undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, including brief individual counseling/psychotherapy, consultation, couples and group counseling, assistance with referrals, and more. CAPS staff also provide outreach education programs to student groups, particularly programs supportive of at-risk populations, on a wide range of issues impacting them in various aspects of campus life.  Read more

Have You Heard?

Mar 20, 2015

“I don’t know how you do this for a living, listening to people’s problems all the time.”

I hear this comment from clients all the time, especially after a session with a lot of tears and overwhelming feelings of discouragement. As an audience member during a DSG-hosted event, STAND UP TO STIGMA: A Student Panel on Mental Health and Mental Illness at Duke, I realized how vividly accurate my standard response to the statement about how I “do this for a living” truly is.

This was not a program on the signs and symptoms of mental health problems, or a presentation the prevalence rates of these problems. It was an arena for sharing stories about living, an offering of what living life is like living with depression. Living with anxiety. Living with disordered eating.  Living with addiction. Living with ADHD. Living with PTSD.

These were their stories. These were their lives.

Mar 08, 2015

“What does it mean?” asked one of the participants at the CLG Workshop on Speaking Up for Yourself hosted by Seun Bello Olamosu, IHouse where Dr. Gary Glass and Brandon Knettel, Intern, from CAPS made a presentation about communication strategies.

When somebody ‘steps on your toes’ do you just grin and bear it?

Why do you hesitate to speak up?


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