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CAPS staff provide consultations to faculty and staff on how to address student concerns that may arise in their work with a student. If faculty or staff have such a situation, they can call CAPS and consult with the on-call counselor. Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress: A Faculty Handbook is a free E-Book available to all Virginia colleges and universities. We invite you to consider how you might use this in your work with students.   Please visit the Faculty Training and Students of Concern links for additional resources.

Services are available to currently enrolled students only. CAPS staff do not provide direct counseling services to faculty or staff (this includes faculty or staff who are using only their employee benefit to enroll as students). We can provide referrals to outside therapists via phone, if requested. If you need further information about your benefits, please contact Mason Human Resources.

All health plans offered at Mason to employees and their dependents have employee assistance programs (EAPs). Included are up to four sessions at no charge for such services as mental health, alcohol or drug abuse assessment, child or elder care, grief counseling and legal or financial services. For more information, go to: