The Faculty & Staff Assistance Program is dedicated to serving the emotional and psychological needs of the campus community. All FSAP staff are trained as generalist counselors and are equipped to deal with a wide range of personal and work related issues. You must be a CU Boulder employee to use FSAP services, and services are free to all CU Boulder faculty and staff members.
During your initial meeting or 'intake appointment', an FSAP counselor will gather a thorough history from you. Many of our intake sessions are facilitated by a trained graduate-level intern supervised by a licensed mental health provider. Based on information gathered during the intake meeting, FSAP clinicians will determine appropriateness of continued work with your intake counselor or will provide assignment to another FSAP counselor.
Once a faculty or staff member has completed the initial assessment with an FSAP counselor, this employee becomes a client of the FSAP department. Information provided by you is confidential and will not become part of your employment record. However, there are limits to confidentiality as discussed below.
In some limited situations, information may be released as follows:
At times, longer-term counseling could be more beneficial than starting short-term counseling with an FSAP counselor. In these situations, referrals will be made during the initial appointment or at a scheduled follow-up session. In emergency or urgent situations, referral information can also be provided solely via phone, without an appointment. These urgent referrals may be to providers addressing needs related to hospice, eldercare, childcare, basic needs (food, clothing, shelter, energy), and many other issues. While FSAP cannot endorse community providers, we can suggest strategies and resources for finding providers including psychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, and addictions counselors.
Completing the necessary forms prior to your appointment with an FSAP counselor will reduce your wait time for your first appointment.
In support of our University-wide effort to reduce use of paper while also improving efficiency, FSAP now offers DocuSign form completion. DocuSign is our preferred means of receiving client documents. Important: After clicking on a DocuSign form below, you will be prompted to sign into the DocuSign document with your name and preferred email address. Please use the name that you generally print when signing an official document. Use the email address that you prefer FSAP use to communicate with you should you provide email permission.
Please Note: We request information from all new and previous clients. The documents listed below are requested each year. If (1) year has passed since you last completed FSAP forms, please follow the links below to provide updated information.
Click on the link that includes the name of your counselor. Complete and sign on-line – your documents will auto-send to a secure FSAP email address via DocuSign.
If you prefer completing forms manually, please print, complete and bring to your first session.
Click on your counselor below; Read, sign and bring to your session.