Update: The Counseling Center is now offering telehealth services to students. Click here for instructions.
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Check this page for information and resources to manage your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Our staff has carefully curated a self-help toolkit. Click here to access!
Who we are
Located on the third floor of Hardesty Hall, the Counseling and Psychological Services Center offers clinical services to all students and a broad range of professional, educational and consultative services to faculty and staff. We are trained to help college students adjust to the changes and transitions of college life as well as to help faculty and staff function more effectively in their roles.
Our team is dedicated to supporting and fostering social and emotional growth for the TU campus community. The guiding principle and primary value at the core of all of the programming and efforts put forth from the counseling center staff can be distilled down to “wholeheartedness”:
Wholeheartedness is about integration. Integrating our thinking, feeling, and behavior. It is putting down the armor and bringing forth all of the scraggly, misshapen pieces of our history and folding in all of the different roles that, when falsely separated, keep us feeling exhausted and torn, to make a complex, messy, awesome, whole person. – Brene Brown, Dare To Lead
How we help
There are many different stressors that happen during the college experience. The most common reasons for services in the 2017-2018 school year were as follows:
Relationship Problems: 42% | Anxiety: 41% | Family Concerns: 36% | Academic Difficulties: 33% | Depression: 26%
If you are struggling, we can help. Give us a call or come visit during our walk-in hours.
Starting January of 2020, we are offering walk-in hours from 10:00am – 3:00pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays. These hours are open to any student for initial or ongoing consultations. During these brief appointments, a clinician will meet with you to assess needs, provide solution focused care, and make a personalized recommendation for appropriate services.
CAPS offers a variety of services to provide unique support for each individual. Check out our curated self-help tools here.
Referrals to external therapists are available for off campus care.
A class is open for enrollment for 0 credits to develop skills necessary to succeed in college.
A workshop series is offered every week for students to learn relevant skills (i.e. sleep hygiene, emotion regulation, etc.)
Group psychotherapy provides a safe group of peers, facilitated by a therapist, that meet weekly throughout the semester to learn and process together.
Counseling sessions are available for individuals, groups, and couples.
**All clinical contacts at the counseling center are strictly confidential as protected by law and professional ethics.
Responding to Crisis/Emergency
- In case of immediate danger and off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- For urgent situations outside of office hours and on campus, call Campus Security at 918-631-5555. Campus Security has additional resources available, including an after-hours contact phone number for CAPS personnel.
- During business hours, the CAPS team can be reached at 918-631-2200. You can also walk over to the third floor of Hardesty hall between Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m..
Examples of Urgent Crises:
- Thoughts of hurting yourself
- Thoughts of hurting other people
- Have not eaten in a few days (not due to physical illness)
- Have not slept in a few days (not due to physical illness)
- Recent victim of sexual violence
Students at TU take care of themselves and take care of one another. CaneCares is a simple online tool for you to communicate any concerns or observations you may want to share about a friend, a neighbor, or your community. The reports on CaneCares are read by TU staff members trained to assist in many ways. CaneCares provides a convenient way for you to step in and make sure a fellow student gets the help that they may need.
Please note that CaneCares reports are not intended for emergency situations. If you or someone you know needs immediate assistance in real-time, call 911 or contact Campus Security at (918) 631-5555.
Submit a CaneCares Report
Mental Health First Aid is an 8 hour evidence based course. The program teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders. This training will give you the skills you need to reach out and provide initial support to someone who may be developing a mental health or substance use problem and help connect them to the appropriate care.
At the end of the 8 hour training you will receive a Mental Health First Aid certification that is good for 3 years. The cost of the training $18.95 and the University of Tulsa has agreed to cover the cost for the training for staff and faculty.
The counseling center staff is dedicated to contributing to and supporting the professional development of future clinicians. We offer pre-doctoral, practica experiences. If you are interested in applying as a practicum student, you can contact the CPSC staff to inquire for more information including the application.
In addition, the counseling center is a member of an APA Accredited internship program, Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program (NOPIP). Please visit the NOPIP site for more information and application requirements.