Counseling and Psychological Services
The mission of CAPS is to enhance the education of students by addressing their mental health concerns and promoting their healthy emotional and social development. CAPS is committed to creating a safe, just and equitable learning environment in the university community.
Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides a wide range of services toward meeting the mental health and developmental needs of Duke Kunshan University students. We do not simply understand those needs in terms of individual students. We recognize the importance of addressing the life circumstances of particular student communities and the Duke Kunshan University campus community, overall.
In terms of individual clinical issues, our staff provides confidential assessments and short-term counseling services for students whose concerns range from the normal challenges of everyday life to more disruptive psychological concerns. Students are welcome to make an appointment with our counselors if they are struggling with the following issues:
- Academic performance
- Family, friend and partner relationships
- Loss of an important relationship
- Illness or death of a loved one
- Problems with depression or anxiety
- Eating and body image concerns
- Sexual assault and violence
- Race, ethnicity, nationality, or other cultural identity
- Gender identity
- Career development
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Family Interview
- Crisis Intervention and Emergency Services
- Referral Services
- Outreach Programming
- Mental Health and Academic Success
- Career Planning
- Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
- Intercultural Communication
- Time Management
- Stress Management
- Communication skills
- Intimate Relationships
- Mindfulness Exercises
- Bear Therapy
- Dog Therapy
Confidentiality and Privacy
CAPS takes students' privacy very seriously, and our personal and professional ethics guide us in ensuring that the services students receive here remain confidential. Information revealed in counseling, including information that you have shared during an appointment, is not disclosed to others unless you provide written authorization for it to be released.
The exceptions to this practice are:
- When a counselor believes you present an imminent danger to yourself or others.
- When a counselor believes the life or safety of a readily identifiable third person is endangered.
- When a counselor believes that a child or vulnerable adult is being subjected to abuse, neglect, or exploitation.
- When disclosure is made necessary by legal proceedings.