Satellite Clinics

CAPS at Behavioral Wellness Center (BWC)

The BWC offers confidential consultation and brief therapy to currently enrolled Center for Health Sciences Professional school students (Schools of Nursing, Dental and Public Health).

We know that university life can be demanding.  Balancing academics, work, finances, family, health and social life can be stressful.  All BWC Staff members strive to create a welcoming, inclusive environment for all professional school students.  Our services as designed to help clarify their concerns and work towards the resolution of difficulties they face.   To inquire about services or schedule a screening appointment, please call 310-825-0768.

CAPS @ BWC will be located in CHS 17-253 (near Cafe Med and the School of Medicine).  We will be open Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm and Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. 


CAPS @BWC Staff:

 Peter Kassel, Psy.D.

Clinical Lead Psychologist


Bill Caperton, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist


Kristen McDonald, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist


Shannen Vong, Ph.D.

Staff Psychologist


Deborah Green, LCSW

Senior Clinical Coordinator

Clinical Services Offered at CAPS @ BWC:

- Brief triage

- Clinical consultation

- Crisis management services

- Short-term individual psychotherapy

- Referrals to the community for longer term services

- Limited workshops and outreach services

Join us for our CAPS @ BWC Open House Thursday, November 15th 4:00 - 6:00 pm. Students, faculty members and other staff will be able to learn more about services for students and meet CAPS @BWC staff.  Food will be available. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

UCLA School of Law

UCLA Law and CAPS are collaborating to increase access to care for law students through an on-site satellite clinic that will be housed in the Office for Student Affairs and Law Library. Services will include scheduled and drop-in brief screen sessions along with limited follow up services in certain instances. Please note that students are not required to have UC SHIP insurance in order to take advantage of these services.

CAPS @ UCLA Law Satellite Clinic Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Scheduled Brief Screens:
To schedule a brief screen appointment, call CAPS at (310) 825-0768 and indicate you are scheduling for the UCLA Law Satellite Clinic.
You will be asked to complete some pre-session questionnaire in advance of your appointment. You can access these through your patient portal.

Drop-in Brief Screens:
For a drop-in brief screen, check-in at the Office for Student Affairs (Room 1224).
You will be asked to complete some pre-session questionnaires prior to meeting with a counselor.

Follow-Up Appointments/Referrals:
At the counselor's discretion, you may be referred for up to two (2) brief follow-up appointments at the satellite clinic, lasting approximately 30 minutes each. Follow-ups are appropriate for students who may benefit from additional support, but do not require an intake appointment or ongoing counseling.
Students who are recommended for counseling will be referred to CAPS or other community providers.

UCLA Anderson School of Management

We will be opening a part-time space in 2019 near the Il Tramino Restaurant - Cornell Hall Suite D201 

Hours will be Monday through Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. 

UCLA School of Engineering

We will have space in the school of Engineering Conference 6288-B, Boelter Hall and will be available Wednesday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and Thursday 2:00 - 4:00 pm. 

Opening date TBD. 

Student Activities Center (SAC) Spaces

CAPS offer very limited drop in appointment available in both SAC and Kerckhoff. 

- LGBT CRC - Wednesdays 12:00 - 2:00 pm and Thursdays 1:00 - 3:00 pm

- Transfer Student Center - Tuesdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm and Wednesdays 2:00 - 4:00 pm 

- Undocumented Students Program - Wednesday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

- Veteran Resource Center - Mondays 9:00 - 11:00 am