CAPS Integrated Model of Care

Reimagining mental health and wellbeing support on college campuses to meet the current and future needs of today’s students

Eliminate Wait Times

Integrating Oasis eliminates students waiting for mental health support before and between counseling sessions.

Midigate Demand

Consultations help determine appropriate care and appropriately allocate your resources.

Leverage Therapeutics

The vast majority of students who seek psychological care don’t need therapy and can benefit from therapeutic resources alone. ​

About the Model

Oasis partnered with Duquesne University to reimagine mental health and wellbeing support on college and university campuses. The current student demand for mental health services is unsustainable with the current student-to-therapist ratio. Hiring enough therapists to meet the growing need is costly and many schools do not have the resources to meet the current and future needs of today’s students.  

Our model proposes a transition from a customer service orientation (i.e., traditional 1:1 or group therapy) to a therapeutic orientation. Psychological health issues are not an individual phenomenon, but as a byproduct of societal, familial, cultural, political, and even spiritual forces. Therefore, a response from the entire community to promote wellbeing is needed. 

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Results at Duquesne University

Unprecedented Availability

Duquesne's counseling center had available appointments past midterms for the first time in years after implementing this model.

250+ Sessions

Over 250 Support Counseling sessions were completed during the '22-'23 academic year, saving the counseling center hundreds of hours.

27% Reduced Stress

Student's self-reported stress levels decreased an average of 27% for every Support Counseling session.

Trending Topics

The 3 most common topics among Support Counseling sessions were related to relationships, anxiety, and academics.

Our Core Beliefs

No More Waiting

Students should not have to wait for psychological support.

Therapy vs Therapeutics

Therapy (Counseling) is therapeutic, but many therapeutic activities and resources don’t involve a student participating in counseling. ​

Practice is Essential

For growth to occur, practice is essential.

Appropriate Care

The vast majority of students who seek psychological care don’t need therapy and can benefit from therapeutic resources alone.

Values are Foundational

A student’s map(s) of meaning/values serve as the foundation for student thriving.

Utilize Step Care

Different students require different levels of care.​


“Cross-training” mind, body, and spirit leads to psychological, physical, and spiritual performance.

Community & Awareness

The promotion of wellbeing involves community and awareness campaigns.

Multiple Care Points

Students, parents, faculty, and staff can serve as care points. ​

Consider Acuity

Participation in individual therapy is based on the student’s readiness to engage in the deeper work of psychotherapy.

How to Integrate Oasis in Your Student's Care Plan

Eliminate Wait Times for Psychological Services

All therapists should maintain at least four 30-minute consultation slots each week for the entire semester. This approach ensures all students have an opportunity to be seen and diminishes the student waitlist.

All Student Engagement Begins With A Consultation Session

Retrain your therapists to assess readiness for therapy, acuity of the presenting issue, and promoting therapeutic intervention based on an assessment. Therapeutic interventions become the first option unless assessment determines therapy is most appropriate for presenting issues.

Utilize Oasis Support Services

After a consultation, encourage students to download the Oasis App. Oasis can be used for virtual walk-in sessions, bridge care, adjunct therapy between appointments, or post-therapy maintenance.

Offer Additional Therapeutics Across Your Campus

  • Refer students to the Center for Student Involvement and the Recreation Center.
  • Use students, faculty, and staff as care points for therapeutic resources and therapy services.
  • Recommended books, podcasts, and the Oasis App for informative care.
  • Offer interactive care such as Oasis Support Chat, biofeedback, and virtual reality.
  • Utilize peer support groups such as Active Minds, Girl Gains, and Wellbeing Clubs.
  • Offer seminars for study skills, relationships, and stress management.
  • Offer support groups such as LGBTQ+, International Students, Men, and Women.

Learn More About Our Integrated Model

Find out how Oasis is eliminating wait times and meeting student demand. 

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