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Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) offers individual, group and couples treatment (or provides referrals to other agencies which provide similar services) for developmental, emotional, or interpersonal difficulties that arise during the educational process. We espouse a Counseling Center philosophy recognizing that our mission is to assist students in fulfilling their educational goals by helping them overcome obstacles that interfere with their ability to succeed in college.

Who We Are

Counseling & Psychological Services is a part of Brigham Young University’s Student Development Services (SDS). SDS is part of the College of Student Life and shares in Brigham Young University’s mission to help students realize the aims of a BYU education. SDS offers professional services designed to promote individual, interpersonal, and spiritual development. Offices within SDS facilitate success in learning and academic accomplishment, career development and overall personal growth. Our offices are committed to supporting individuals in a unique developmental process and we are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and a culture of inclusion. At CAPS, our services are sustained by commitment to research, scholarship, program development and the professional standards of our disciplines.

Psychological services in CAPS are provided by full time clinical faculty (licensed doctoral level clinicians) as well as doctoral students in training. All clinical faculty are involved in a variety of direct service activities. We provide counseling services, teach Student Development Classes, provide outreach trainings, and participate in the clinical training of doctoral students by supervising externs, practicum students, and part-time student hires from Counseling Psychology and Clinical Psychology programs. We also provide supervision and training for doctoral interns who are part of our APA-accredited internship program. Our counseling services include individual, couples, and/or group counseling. In addition, we participate in a variety of ongoing research projects and evaluations of our services. We also provide consultative services to the campus community, including administration, housing, faculty, and ecclesiastical leaders.

Treatment is provided free of charge to eligible students as the cost of these services are paid in part by student fees.