For Faculty & Staff
We provide assistance to faculty and staff to support your efforts in helping distressed students. To consult with a CAPS psychologist, call 518-442-5800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make every effort to respond to your questions or concerns within twenty-four hours on weekdays.
Signs of Student Distress
- Problems in academic performance
- Change in personal patterns
- Problems and/or loss in personal relationships
- References to harming oneself or others
Making a Referral: Speaking to a Student about Seeking Help
- Express concern for the student’s wellbeing.
- Be specific regarding the behavior that concerns you.
- Ask the student to consider a visit or consultation with Counseling and Psychological Services.
- If the student agrees to the referral, offer to call CAPS on their behalf. Whereas some students prefer to make their own contact, a distressed student may appreciate your assistance.
What is an Emergency? Some Signs of an Emergency Situation Include:
- Recent suicide attempt or stated intention
- Behavior posing a threat to the individual or to others
- Inability to care for oneself
Responding to Urgent Situations
Save a Life
As part of our commitment to assisting distressed students, Counseling and Psychological Services has developed a program for faculty and staff regarding how to help students in crisis. To download the “Save a Life” program brochure, please click here.
Guest Lectures and Seminars
We present in-class lectures and seminars regarding topics that complement academic learning with a focus on mental and behavioral health issues. Click here for examples of educational presentations.
Additional Information about Counseling and Psychological Services