Counseling and Psychological Services

About Us

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is a department within the Division of Student Life and Development that helps undergraduate and graduate students cope more effectively with personal, mental health, and academic issues that arise in their lives. Counseling and Psychological Services is the primary mental health provider for students at St. Cloud State University. We are accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

We offer free and confidential personal counseling and consultation to promote personal development and psychological well-being and assist students in defining and meeting personal, academic, and career objectives. 

We've designed our website to provide you with an overview of our services as well as resources that you may use at your convenience. These resources may be sufficient to address your needs or you may decide, upon reading them, that you have more questions or want additional assistance. If so, we are here to serve you.

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SCSU was one of the first schools in the nation to take part in the Jed-Clinton Health Matters Campus Program, meaning it has demonstrated a comprehensive approach to supporting students’ mental health on this campus, based on their analysis of an extensive survey we completed.

The Jed-Clinton Health Matters Campus Program is a leading national organization working to promote emotional health and prevent suicide in college students.

Multicultural Commitment

Counseling and Psychological Services is committed to providing services that are sensitive to human diversity in age, race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religious and moral beliefs, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, and ability. We endeavor to treat all students, staff, and faculty with the utmost concern and respect, and we continually work to enhance our multicultural competence and our ability to be effective allies to diverse communities on campus. CAPS maintains collaborative working relationships with the Multicultural Student Services, the Women's Center, LGBT Resource Center, Student Disability Service, and other campus offices.

Staff

Counseling and Psychological Services maintains a staff of professional counselors who hold master's or doctoral degrees in counseling or psychology and provide full-time counseling in our center. Most of our counselors maintain licensure as psychologists with the Minnesota Board of Psychology and several hold faculty rank in the university. St. Cloud State University also staffs a clinical case manager to help coordinate services for students in need. In addition, our center supervises a number of graduate assistants and counselors who are training at the master’s and doctoral level.

Training Opportunities

Are you in a masters or doctoral program in clinical counseling? We offer 9-month (academic year) training positions for students who are seeking a masters-level internship or doctoral-level practicum.