Crisis Information

Emergencies: 911
CAPS Main #: 814.863.0395
Centre County CAN HELP: 1.800.643.5432

CAPS Location

Check-in is on the 5th floor of the Student Health Center

News & Events

collage of students involved in individual and group counselling sessions

Outreach Workshops and Consultation

CAPS offers educational programs of general interest to the Penn State community. This allows our office to serve a larger number of students than would otherwise be possible. For example, the Personal Issues Series offered in the HUB-Robeson Cultural Center explores such issues as homesickness, separation and loss, acquaintance rape, and affirmation of diversity. Programs are also presented for interest groups, including students served by the Center for Adult Learner Services, the Center for Women Students, and the Office of International Students. Finally, CAPS offers relevant programs for special campus events such as National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Black History Month, and Gay Pride Week.

CAPS staff also participates on University committees to address issues such as race and diversity, eating disorders, relationship/violence, and LGBT issues. On occasion, a student, faculty or staff member may wish to talk with a CAPS professional about a student suffering from emotional stress, about counseling referrals, or other related matters. Such consultations are available by appointment or by telephone. In addition, CAPS staff members act as consultants to the Campus Life staff, student counselors, Commonwealth Campus personnel, and academic departments.

Request a Workshop or Presentation

We are able to respond to a limited number of requests for programs and consultation based on staff availability, the clinical needs of students and the timing of the event. We ask that you give at least 2 weeks notice. More notice is desirable when requesting programs at peak periods and when the event requires advanced preparation to meet your needs. We reserve the right to ask your group to consider attending an existing program that CAPS or another unit is offering in the event of duplicate requests.

To request an outreach program, please complete our Request Form or contact Mary Anne Knapp at 863-0395.

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