Outreach & Programming

CAPS outreach programming extends the caring and expertise of CAPS staff to our broader campus community. We recognize that students do not always feel comfortable coming to our offices for traditional talk therapy, and strive to meet the needs of our diverse campus community through a social justice and developmental outreach approach that works to eliminate disparities in help-seeking and provides programming and consultation that supports the psychological health of Brown students.

CAPS has a set of presentations that are geared toward the current needs of the Brown student community, and we are also able to create custom programs.

Current CAPS Programs & Focus Areas:

  1. Diversity and Inclusion oriented programming (i.e., CAPS staff interacting with students outside of the CAPS office with goal of engaging students on-campus who may not feel safe or comfortable coming to CAPS for traditional 1:1 counseling).

  2. Educational programming (workshops or trainings such as: suicide prevention, test anxiety, enhancing wellness, how to deal with stress).

  3. Consultation (how to support a student in distress)

  4. Supporting students who are in a position to help other students on-campus (RPLs, Meiklejohns, Active Minds)

We cannot meet every request due to our clinical focus, but we will make every effort to work with you. Requests that are received at least three weeks prior to the planned outreach event are most likely to be filled.

If you are interested in requesting a program from us, or having us be a part of a program you are running, please send an email to counseling@health.brown.edu and we will respond soon.