COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES (CAPS)
(adapted from Counseling and Psychological Services’ Guide for Faculty and Staff)
What are some signs that a student may be having troubles that are interfering with learning, with fully participating in the academic environment?
- Change in classroom functioning. Poor attendance after steady attendance or drop in grades or quality of work.
- Unusual or changes in patterns of interactions with other students, -g. avoiding participation, high anxiety when called upon, dominating discussion, hostile interaction.
- Falling asleep in class, especially if this is a change and a persistent one.
- Marked alterations in dress or personal hygiene.
- Unusual or exaggerated emotional responses which are inappropriate to the situation.
- Obvious weight loss.
- Appearing depressed, writing or speaking in an odd, disorganized manner, writing that expresses threats to self or others.
After Hours: 812-855-5711 (Option 1)
Music students may also seek psychological services within the Jacobs School of Music through the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Counselor-in-Residence program. Felicia Cianchetti, LMHC, a CAPS counselor, will offer office hours for JSoM students as follows for the Fall 2022 semester:
- Monday 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MU114)
- Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (MU114)
- Wednesday: 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. (virtual)
- Thursday: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (MU114)
- Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (MU114)
Students may call CAPS at 855-5711 for more information or to schedule an appointment.
If you are concerned about a student, you may call and speak with the CAPS Director or the on-call staff member. Consultations are confidential. Ms. Cianchetti is also available for consultations as needed.
You may also submit a care referral to the Office of the Dean of Students by submitting the form found here: https://studentaffairs.indiana.edu/student-support/get-help/submit-care-referral.html.
Dean on Call. The Dean of Students office provides support for students dealing with serious or emergency situations after 5 p.m. in which an immediate response is needed, and which cannot wait until the next business day. Faculty or staff who are concerned about a student’s welfare should feel free to call the Dean on Call at (812) 856-7774. This number is not to be given to students or families but is for internal campus use only. Please alert Dean May of the emergency situation as well. If someone is in immediate danger or experiencing an emergency, call 911.