CAPS provide psychiatric evaluations for UVM students. Our psychiatric providers (Psychiatrists and a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner) can meet with students for an evaluation to determine what treatment may be most beneficial.
Treatments options include medication, individual and group therapy, other supports services on campus and community referrals for more specialized treatment.
Prior to scheduling a psychiatry intake appointment, CAPS provides a phone screening to gather general basic patient history, determine where a student is best served for their initial mental health evaluation and share information related to the fees associated with psychiatry services.
Students who are interested in medication to manage uncomplicated depression or anxiety disorders are often referred to their provider at Student Health Services to begin their treatment. Students who present with a complicated psychiatry history, comorbid issues (including substance use disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders or psychotic disorders) or students who have been on multiple medications in the past, are often referred directly to a psychiatric provider.