All CAPS services are offered remotely during COVID-19

Psychotherapy and Counseling

Interns spend 18 to 20 hours per week providing psychotherapy and other clinical services to OSU students. This includes 10 to 12 sessions for individual or couples therapy, co-leading one or two therapy/support groups, and conducting intake appointments. OSU CAPS operates under a brief therapy model, and interns are guided and supported as they enhance their therapy skills within this model.

On-Call Coverage

Interns will provide 11 on-call shifts during the course of the term. During the on-call shift, OSU students/clients with urgent concerns can be seen immediately for an initial assessment and/or crisis intervention. On-call duties also could require the therapist to respond to phone calls from faculty, staff, students, or parents requesting mental health consultation.

Areas of Emphasis

Interns can work with staff in particular areas of interest.  This may occur through group co-facilitation, outreach initiative work, and/or individual consultation.  Some current staff interests include:

  • Administrative 
  • Body Image Concerns/Eating Disorders
  • Working with LGBTQ+ Clients
  • Trauma / Interpersonal Violence
  • Sports Psychology 
  • Individual Therapy with International Students

Interns meet with their practicum supervisee one to two hours per week to supervise the student's work with clients. Interns also review tapes and help trainees develop a sense of professionalism.  A weekly Supervision of Supervision seminar provides guidance as interns learn supervision skills.

Mental Health Promotion

Interns will participate in campus mental health promotion/prevention activities for an average of two hours per week. A portion of this time is dedicated to building relationships with key campus stakeholders in conjunction with a CAPS senior staff who is already facilitating work in a particular area.