CAPS Outreach promotes positive mental health on campus and advocates for student well-being. We are committed to increasing the accessibility of mental health support, particularly for historically marginalized students and communities on campus.  Specifically, we aim to create more avenues for students to receive mental health support, not only in our therapy rooms, but throughout the campus at large.  Cultivating spaces where students feel they belong, are celebrated for all the identities they hold, and can learn about ways to support others are key goals for our team. 

To accomplish these goals, we will: 

  • Support students as they work toward their academic and personal goals 
  • Build substantive partnerships with campus departments and student groups 
  • Share knowledge and resources related to mental health 
  • Provide tailored trainings for faculty, staff, and student groups in collaboration with other members of the Division of Student Affairs
  • Show up for students in ways that are relevant and meaningful, especially in the wake of crises or tragedy 


Request Outreach 

CAPS provides a wide range of outreach programs and trainings to members of the Cal Maritime community. The following is a list of our programs and services. Please contact Director of Counseling, Dr. Ian Wallace (iwallace@csum.edu; 707-654-1174) for any outreach requests that you may have. It is recommended that you submit requests at least 2-3 weeks prior to the program date to allow adequate time to schedule and prepare for the requested program.


Types of Outreach Activities 

This session is offered to individuals or groups, who are members of the Cal Maritime community. In this 15-30 minutes session a CAPS Counselor will present information about the services offered through CAPS and how to access them. During this session, time can also be dedicated to identifying specific service needs of the group that the Counselor can provide programming.

A CAPS Counselor can attend a class meeting to inform students about services or to present on a psychoeducational topic selected by the instructor (see list below for possible topics).

This service is for students, staff, and faculty who may need a professional who is trained in group dynamics to facilitate a group activity or process. A CAPS  Counselor may also be able to present on a topic of interest to the group, for which they had knowledge or expertise.

CAPS provides consultation on a variety of topics to individuals and groups who are members of the Cal Maritime community. A CAPS Counselor can hold one or more sessions with you to address a wide range of concerns, such as, how and when to refer a student in distress, how to deal with conflict in the workplace/student organization, how to deal with a student or colleague who displays bizarre and/or disruptive behaviors, and other concerns.

A CAPS Counselor will design and facilitate one or a series of workshops that cover topics of interest. CAPS also provides regular groups and workshops each semester. Current groups and workshops open to Cal Maritime students are listed on Our Services: Counseling web page. Members of the Cal Maritime community may contact CAPS (707-654-1170) to find out if CAPS can conduct groups or workshops on topics of interest to them.

CAPS offers training to members of the Cal Maritime community on topics such suicide prevention, mental health and wellness, communication skills, conflict management, and more. The following nationally-recognized training(s) are specifically offered:

To request a CAPS training, reach out to us at 707-654-1170 or iwallace@csum.edu 

The programs listed above represent a sample of the services offered through CAPS. For information on other programs and services offered please contact Director of Counseling, Dr. Ian Wallace, at 707-654-1174.

  • Adjusting to Campus Life
  • Anxiety / Test Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Date Rape and Sexual Assault
  • Depression and Suicide
  • Diversity and Multiculturalism
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Gender Dynamics
  • Grief and Loss
  • Healthy Eating and Body Image
  • Holidays: Stress and Coping
  • Leadership: Team Building, Team Conflict, and Communication
  • Men and Masculinity
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Decision Making
  • Sleep
  • Stress Management and Relaxation
  • Time Management
  • Trauma Reactions and Coping