We understand that graduate students face many challenges that undergraduates do not face in terms of academic demands, personal lives and career development. So our counselors are here to assist students in meeting the multiple demands placed upon them by virtue of the myriad of roles they take on and juggle on a daily basis. We also recognize that when issues arise for graduate students in one domain of their lives, it can have unintended consequences for other areas of life. These issues can impact academic performance, student retention, graduation rates, and general quality of life. CAPS works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to create and maintain a campus environment that encourages and supports psychological well-being.
If you and your partner are both students at CU, you may be eligible to come seek couples counseling with one of our clinicians.
Every semester, CAPS offers are a variety of groups to help students to address specific needs and enhance the quality of their lives. The groups are free and cover a spectrum of interest areas. Some of the groups are geared specifically to meet the unique challenges and needs of graduate students while others are more general and are open to graduate students unless otherwise specified. Some Graduate Student Specific Groups:
Dissertation Support Group
An on-going weekly drop in support group for graduate students who have passed their comprehensive/preliminary examinations and who are working on their dissertations. Group members will support one another in setting and meeting concrete goals toward completing their dissertations. Tuesdays 1-2:45, Center for Community Room S435. Facilitator: Dr. Glenda Russell, Ph.D., Glenda.Russell@colorado.edu
***Check out the article about this group, featured in the Daily Camera!!!***
For a full list of groups, visit our Groups & Workshops page.
One of the most valuable services that we provide to staff, faculty and graduate students is our consultation services. In the various roles that you may play on campus, you may be in an excellent position to recognize behavior changes that characterize emotional distress in your students or peers. If you have any concerns about a student/peer and would like consult about what it is that you might be seeing, how you might be of most help, and how and where to refer, please call us and consult with one of our counselors (303-492-6766). You have 24-7 access to a mental health professional.
For Graduate-specific handouts, please visit our Helpful Handouts page.