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CAPS Additional Information

  • CAPS was developed [in part] under a grant number 1H79SM080105-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS. A0269 (06/18)

    Counseling Assistance Program for Students (CAPS)

    SCC has agreements with two local universities to provide individual mental health counseling services FREE to SCC students. These services are provided by mental health clinical interns who are enrolled in master's degree counseling programs. The students are closely supervised and meet with SCC students who are currently enrolled regardless of the number of hours taken. Students can receive up to 15 counseling sessions per academic year and up to 10 group sessions at no cost to the student. Students can seek counseling for any number of concerns, including: stress management; time management; depression; anxiety; distress related to a life event such as beginning college, breaking up with a significant other, a death or illness in the family; problems with children; eating disorders; body image concerns; PTSD; etc. Some situations may be beyond the scope of these graduate student interns such as individuals currently in crisis. The counseling services can be accessed through the Campus Dean of Student Affairs or by stopping in at campus Student Success Centers.

    Health/Mental/Behavioral Health Disclaimer:

    This publication/document/website is not considered a contract between Southeast Community College and any entity, person, student, or prospective student. The general information about health/mental/behavioral health conditions, supports, treatment, and resources is not advice, and should not be treated as such. The information is provided “as is,” and SCC makes no representations, warranties, or endorsements in relation to the information listed. Although reasonable efforts are made to present current and accurate information, SCC does not warrant that:

    1. The health/mental/behavioral health information will be constantly available, or available at all; or
    2. The information is complete, true, accurate, up-to-date, or non-misleading.

    Any links to external websites and/or non-SCC information provided on College pages is provided as a courtesy. They should not be construed as an endorsement by SCC of the content or views of the linked materials.

    Professional Assistance:

    1. You must not rely on the information listed as an alternative to health/mental/behavioral health advice from your counselor, therapist, or other licensed/certified professional health care provider.
    2. If you have any specific questions about any health/mental/behavioral health matter you should consult your counselor, therapist, or other licensed/certified professional health care provider.
    3. If you think you may have any health/mental/behavioral health condition you should seek immediate professional attention.
    4. You should never delay seeking professional advice, disregard advice from your health care provider, or discontinue treatment because of information in SCC publications/documents or on this website.