CAPS Open House Promotes Pizza, Puppies and Progress

Megan Fairbanks

On September 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the SUU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) hosted an open house for students.

Students were invited to visit CAPS and learn more about the resources offered. The open house gave students the chance to learn more about biofeedback, to experience progressive muscle relaxation and to spend time with therapy dogs and animal ambassadors. Pizza was served and staff were available to talk with students and answer questions.

“We do what we can to support students,” Blaine Edwards, a counselor at CAPS, said. “To enrich their goals, whether it’s educational goals or personal goals, that’s what we’re here to do.”

Edwards said that any and all students are welcome to visit CAPS. The organization is dedicated to promoting healthy growth and psychological adjustment across campus. Throughout the year, CAPS provides individual, group, and couples counseling, biofeedback- a series of tests that determine how well students deal with stress- and Tele-Med, which allows students to consult a nurse practitioner for diagnosis and medication management.

“I think a lot of students move away from home and don’t realize some things they’ve suffered, like depression or anxiety,” Amanda Burrows, junior secondary education major from Elko, Nevada, said. “So to have a resource on campus where you can get help and don’t have to deal with those things by yourself is beneficial.”

To make an appointment with CAPS, students should visit their offices to fill out a request for counseling form. Staff will then contact students to set up an appointment with a counselor. To learn more, visit the CAPS website or call (435) 865-8621. CAPS offices are located at 136 W. University Blvd.


Amanda Burrows, a junior English education major from Elko, Nevada, opening the door to the new CAPS location.