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Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Educational Workshops
  • Testing and Assessment

Individual Counseling is provided to students who wish to discuss personal issues. Sessions usually last about forty-five minutes and may be scheduled on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. The number of sessions vary depending on the issues involved, however most clients meet with a counselor six times or less.

Our counselors are the best according to students surveyed
  • 100% felt the counselor was able to relate to them and understand their concerns
  • 99% were satisfied with the overall process of coming into counseling
  • 100% reported feeling better after attending their initial appointment with a counselor
  • 98% stated that they would definitely come back for another appointment at the Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Only currently enrolled UNCP students are entitled to free services at the Counseling Center. Students who wish to use the services of the consulting psychiatrist must be participating clients of the CAPS. Currently enrolled students may receive services up to the first day of classes of the following semester.
  • Students who are enrolled for at least one of the summer sessions may be seen at any point throughout the summer.
  • It is illegal in the state of North Carolina for minors to be seen for ongoing treatment without the consent of their legal guardians. In emergency situations it may be necessary to provide crisis intervention but ongoing services cannot be offered before consent is obtained.
  • Staff, faculty, and their families (who are not students) are not eligible for services at the CAPS. Staff and faculty may be seen for a one time consultation to determine appropriate referral sources. Non-student spouses, partners, and/or family members may be seen conjointly with the student if clinical judgment indicates that their involvement would be important to address the student's concerns.
Students report being satisfied with the CAPS after a semester
  • 100% of students reported that their counselor is helping them to make progress toward their goals
  • 100% of students stated their counselor was helping them to understand themselves better
  • 100% of students stated their counselor respected them
  • 100% of students reported their counselor understood their reasons for seeking counseling
As a result of counseling our students have learned many skills
  • 98% feel more capable in accessing UNCP resources
  • 99% reported being more successful in school as a result of counseling
  • 92% stated that as a result of counseling they related better with others
  • 99% reported making better decisions as a result of counseling

* All statistics taken from 10-11 Academic years data.

Updated: Monday, August 19, 2013

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  • CAPS Effectiveness:

  • 48% of our students who sought services this semester had never visited a counselor before  
  • Feedback from students after coming to the CAPS for the first time
  • 98% of our students found our reception area staff helpful and friendly
  • 100% of our students reported being satisfied with our confidentiality policy

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