Counseling and Psychological Services
Individual Counseling/ Therapy
- test anxiety
- stress management
- conflict resolution
- time management
- communication/ interpersonal issues
- women's/ men's professional issues
- relationship issues
- substance abuse
Some problems can be addressed in a group therapy setting. Ongoing support groups can be formed for special interest groups such as adult children of alcoholics, social anxiety, blood/needle phobia, etc.
Sometimes faculty and students are concerned about what, if any, action to take if they believe a student is experiencing difficulties. The CAPS staff will provide in-person or phone consultations to explore options and make recommendations. The concerned faculty member or student need not identify him/herself or reveal the name of the student. Consultation is available to
- students concerned about a friend or family member
- student groups and organizations
- faculty, administrators, and staff concerned about students
- faculty concerned about interpersonal interactions in the classroom environment
- departments and other MUSC offices interested in learning about student issues
Certain problems are best addressed by seeing a couple together. CAPS provides couples therapy to any student and his/her partner involved in a significant relationship, whether married or unmarried, heterosexual, gay or lesbian.
CAPS staff members are knowledgeable about mental health resources in the Charleston area. Referral to other University services, speciality clinics, the Department of Psychiatry, and private practitioners will be made as indicated with the student's consent.
Psychopharmacologic Assessment and Management
Medication management and evaluation for treatment with a psychopharmacologic medication is provided.
Psychological testing is available to aid in the diagnosis of various conditions, including depression, anxiety, or problems affecting learning.