Psychiatric Services at CAPS

Psychiatric Team

The psychiatric team at CAPS provides medication evaluation and management of mental health concerns. It consists of board certified/board eligible psychiatrists, a psychiatric mental health clinical nurse specialist, and a psychiatry RN who have clinical experience addressing the unique treatment needs of young adults. The psychiatric team collaborates closely with therapists and primary care providers regarding the mental health care of students and provides medication evaluation, monitoring, and education.

Treatment and Referral Options

Medication is one option to address mental health concerns. CAPS utilizes a combined treatment model whereby psychiatric and psychotherapy services are integrated, since medication is often most effective when combined with active engagement in psychotherapy. Routine referrals for an initial psychiatric evaluation typically occur during the course of established therapeutic work with a CAPS psychotherapist, although occasionally an expedited referral (based on specific criteria) may be made by a CAPS psychotherapist soon after initiation of services at CAPS. Referrals for psychiatric services can also be made by campus colleague psychotherapy providers (see Referring Professionals, below).

Specific requirements for the medication management of ADHD

Fees

Please see Psychiatric Services on our Fees page.

Referring Professionals

Referrals to CAPS psychiatry from campus colleague psychotherapy providers are coordinated by the psychiatry team RN during the academic year and by other support staff during the summer term. It is necessary for the referring provider to complete a CAPS HIPAA-Compliant Authorization Form as well as a Psychiatric Referral Form, as well as forward all chart notes and other relevant documentation, before an intake appointment is scheduled. Please call CAPS at 765-494-6995 to initiate this process.