For Faculty & Staff

Psychological Consultation

We provide assistance to faculty and staff to support your efforts in helping distressed students. To consult with a CAPS psychologist, call or email:

[email protected].

We will make every effort to respond to your questions or concerns within 24 hours on weekdays.

Include CAPS Slides in your Lecture

We have provided two powerpoint slides that instructors can in their lectures that include important information about Counseling and Psychological Services.

Guest Lectures & 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.

Signs of Student Distress

  • Problems in academic performance
  • Change in typical habits or behavior
  • 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 (518-442-5800). Whereas some students prefer to make their own contact, a distressed student may appreciate your assistance.

Additional CAPS Services available for students

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Signs of an Emergency Situation

  • 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