Statement of Social Justice and Diversity

We know that human experiences are significantly impacted by bias, privilege, marginalization, invisibility, and systemic oppression in ways that affect their health, well-being, and comfort.  When injustices, day-to-day experiences of micro-aggressions, and tragedies occur that impact your sense of safety, we are here to stand with you and offer support as you navigate the challenges of life.

We believe that it’s important to celebrate and value differences and that, when we do, we are building a stronger community – one in which we can learn from one another and where everyone can feel a sense of belonging.  We believe that it’s important to remain unified in our university’s values of inclusiveness, poly-culturalism, respect, and social justice. 

As mental health professionals, we strive toward social justice by acknowledging what we do and do not know.  Having a sincere desire to learn from you, our clients, we also acknowledge that it is not your responsibility to teach us.  We are committed to honoring and affirming the varied, unique, and intersecting aspects of your identities.  We aspire to create an environment in which all clients feel safe, valued, welcomed, and encouraged to engage in an open exchange of ideas that respects the world views of participants in the dialogue. 

As with any diversity-related work, our process is iterative and dynamic. At this time, we are taking a pause for collective self-reflection and accountability. We will be posting more information about our beliefs, intentions, and approach to work with students after we have fully engaged in this process.

Multicultural Diversity Committee

The Multicultural Diversity Committee, which is comprised of staff social workers, psychologists, and psychiatrists from Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS) and Student Health Services-Psychiatry (SHS), was established to plan for the diversity-related needs of our centers. CAPS and SHS-Psychiatry are a diverse group of professionals committed to promoting awareness and respect of differences. As part of our current process of self-reflection, this committee is being reconstituted.

 

Contact and Hours of Operation

Address: 1462 Clifton Road, Suite 235, Atlanta, GA 30322
Phone: (404) 727-7450
Fax: (404) 727-2906
Crisis Consultation: Call (404) 727-7450, 8:30-3:30, Monday-Friday
Hours of Operation: 8:30-5:00, Monday-Friday

PLEASE NOTE: If Emory University is closed due to weather or other emergency, then CAPS is also closed. In such circumstances, students will be contacted to reschedule appointments once the university reopens.