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Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) News

Student Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) clinicians are trained to help you work through problems commonly experienced by students of all ages and backgrounds.

Current Counseling and Psychological Services News

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Campus News | February 24, 2021

The administration encourages people experiencing loss to tap into these campus resources for support.

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Campus News | November 23, 2020

A guide to the resources that can help you, your students, or your coworkers navigate the multiple stressors of living and learning through 2020.

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Campus News | March 17, 2020

UNLV's Student Counseling and Psychological Services offers tips and resources for managing stress, isolation at this difficult time.

Counseling and Psychological Services In The News

Nevada Independent
December 17, 2020

This spring, Olivia Rothe was putting the finishing touches on her undergraduate degree at Montana University. As the rapid spread of the coronavirus shuttered the country in a matter of weeks, she was planning her big move: She was going to law school, and she had picked UNLV’s Boyd School of Law.

Las Vegas Sun
July 30, 2020

In March, after nine days of being sick with a high fever and cough, and just generally feeling the worst I have ever felt, my temperature reached 102.5 degrees and I found myself fighting just to get air into my lungs.

Las Vegas Weekly
April 30, 2020

Two weeks in, I suddenly felt like my life was over. Maybe not over, but definitely ruined. I hadn’t lost my job. No one close to me was sick. And although my future was and remains uncertain, there is no immediate, visible jeopardy.

Recent Counseling and Psychological Services Accomplishments

November 15, 2022
Jamie Davidson (Student Wellness) was profiled in the Frontlines segment of the Mary Christie Institute quarterly newsletter. The "Frontlines" section highlights national leaders in college student health and mental health.  
September 29, 2022
Luke R. Allen (CAPS) was selected to serve on the editorial board of LGBTQ+ Family: An Interdisciplinary Journal. LGBTQ+ Family is the first journal to address the unique experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals in the context of the family. The journal publishes original research, as well as theoretical and review…
September 19, 2022
Christina A. Patterson (CAPS) and co-authors published, "Development of the awareness, skills, knowledge: General (ASK-G) scale for measuring cultural competence in the general population." This article details the development of a measure for cultural competence to be used in the general population to measure change in awareness, skills, and…
September 15, 2022
Luke R. Allen (Student Counseling and Psychological Services) and 118 others published the Standards of Care for the Health of Transgender and Gender Diverse People, Version 8 (SOC-8). The SOC-8 is based on the best available science and expert professional consensus in transgender health. International professionals and stakeholders were selected…
February 7, 2022
Luke Allen (Student Counseling & Psychological Services) and lore dickey published a chapter, "Recommendations and Advocacy Strategies for Meeting the Needs of Transgender College Students," in the book Affirming LGBTQ+ Students in Higher Education. The book guides institutions of higher learning in making practical and effective changes at…
October 8, 2021
Sonia Dhaliwal and Sonaly Silva (both Counseling and Psychological Services) gave a presentation titled "Creating a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee within a University Counseling Center" at the Association of Counseling Center Training Agencies annual conference. The presentation outlined the process and importance of designing a…