Training Policy and Procedures

CAPS Training Program Policies and Procedures

Welcome to the overview of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Training Policies and Procedures. The information is intended to provide orientation to new trainees as well as guidelines for both trainees and senior staff for use throughout the year.

It is important to note that this is a working manual; that is, this present incarnation has all of the policies and procedures for training year 2019-2020 but revisions and additions may be made at any time during the training year. Whatever changes are approved by the Training Committee will be distributed throughout the year to all trainees and senior staff.

This site describes training guidelines and other information including CAPS brochures describing services, evaluation measures as well as ethical guidelines from the various professional disciplines (and their parallel professional organizations) represented by CAPS staff and trainees.

You are urged to read carefully through this whole site as all staff and trainees must abide by these guidelines.

On behalf of the Training Committee, welcome to CAPS!

Training Overview

Welcome to CAPS Training Program
CAPS Mission
Training Philosophy
Training Committee
Office Resources
Academic Calendar and Trainee Schedules
Safety Considerations

Clinical Policies and Procedures

Initial Assessment (IA)
Case Assignment & Caseload Requirements
Video Recording

Treatment Team Meetings
Drop-In Protocol

Medication Policy

Rights and Responsibilities

Statement of Nondiscrimination
Ethical Guidelines and Professional Behavior
Professional Impairment
Overview of Due Process
Evaluation Review and Due Process
Remediation Options
Grievance Procedures
Intern Retention and Minimal Requirements


All Trainees
Doctoral Intern Forms
Extern Forms
Social Work Intern Forms

Other Helpful Links

    CAPS Training Programs
    American Psychological Association
    Pennsylvania Psychological Association
    National Association of Social Workers
    Penn Directory Search