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Office of Counseling and Psychological Services

Mission

Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Indiana University Kokomo strives to provide essential support to all students as well as the campus community through comprehensive mental health services. These services include free, confidential counseling for students, outreach programming aimed at prevention of mental health crises and the reduction of stigma, and consultation to faculty and staff regarding mental health topics. It is our mission that, as the mental health experts on campus, we are able to provide helping resources of the highest quality to enhance students’ progress toward fulfillment of their personal development and the completion of their education while promoting a healthy university environment for those who learn and work here.

The Office of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) is located within the Student Affairs suite in 234 Kelley Student Center. The counseling office is in 234G.

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Limited evening appointments available by request.

Same day crisis appointments will be arranged for students experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Having difficulty completing daily tasks
  • Facing an acute stressor that threatens the safety of self or others.

CAPS Mailing Address:

  • 234G Kelley Student Center
  • 2300 S Washington St.
  • P.O. Box 9003
  • Kokomo, IN 46904-9003

Phone: 765-455-9364

Fax: 765-455-9537

Email: bethbarn@iuk.edu - Please be aware when using electronic communications that, unless information is sent in encrypted format, there are limitations in the guarantee for confidentiality.

Please note that CAPS staff will be directly available ONLY during posted office hours. For non-emergency inquiries, you are welcome to leave a message that will be returned as soon as possible. For emergency issues during CAPS non-business hours (evenings and weekends) please contact University Police at 765-455-9363.

Confidentiality

Information provided by students to CAPS is private and confidential. Visiting CAPS does not become part of a student’s academic record. Staff members will not share any information about counseling with other university departments, with family members, or with community professionals unless we have the student’s written consent to do so.

There are limitations to confidentiality. The state of Indiana requires reporting of abuse of a minor. Posing imminent threat to oneself, others, or the campus community is another case in which confidentiality may be broken.

Faculty and Staff Resources

CAPS is available to consult with faculty and staff regarding concerns about mental health issues in the campus community. Call *9553 to set up a time for consultation regarding a student or other campus concern.

CAPS is also available to provide or collaborate on workshops and seminars for staff, faculty, or students. Please email Elizabeth Barnett at bethbarn@iuk.edu with requests.

Alcohol and Drug-Free Campus

Last updated: 02/09/2017