CAPS is located in Founders Hall, Room 317 (#1 on the Campus Map).
Services are available during the academic year without charge to all full-time Haverford students. College faculty and other Haverford employees also may meet with us for a variety of reasons, including personal concerns and issues of student development. When talks with faculty and other employees are about personal concerns, we direct our efforts toward finding an appropriate referral to a professional or service off-campus.
About 20% of the student enrollment (approx. 1200 total) consult with a counselor each year. Sometimes students come in for only a single talk. Other times they come for a few or an extended number of appointments. We try to allow the needs of the student to determine this number of visits, but we sometimes do help students get in touch with off-campus resources when the student prefers such a referral, when there is a problem that we feel we can't be helpful in addressing, or when the student's needs exceed our resources.
CAPS has a psychiatrist available for consultation on a one-day-per-week basis. The psychiatrist is available to students who are currently seeing a CAPS counselor and who are using psychotropic medications for adjunctive treatment or who are considering their use for this purpose. Sometimes, however, students for whom psychiatric consultation is appropriate may have to be referred to an off-campus provider if the psychiatrist's limited availability does not allow the student a timely consultation or if the student's needs exceed the Service's resources.