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Welcome to the CU-Boulder's Faculty and Staff Assistance Program 

This program is a free confidential counseling/consulting/referral service designed to provide assistance to faculty and staff for personal or work-related concerns that may interfere with job performance.  

Each of us, at one time or another, experiences personal or work-related concerns. Often we handle these on our own. At other times, we encounter problems which are more difficult to handle without some assistance. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program can provide this assistance. Our staff can help you deal more effectively with a variety of concerns, which may include depression, problem drinking, drug abuse, interpersonal conflicts, work-life issues (eldercare, childcare, etc…), and job-related stress. 

The University recognizes that all faculty and staff are valuable resources to the University community. This is one way to provide support for the well-being of all. FSAP services are provided by a licensed counselors or psychologist are available to discuss your concerns and questions and to refer you to other appropriate sources of help. 

The pages of our website will give you more detailed information regarding the variety of services and resources we provide. The site will also provide you with links to other resources and topics related to work-life balance and topics related to emotional, physical and mental health.


FSAP is able to offer a number of services. These include:

  • Short-Term Counseling. Individual, couple, or family counseling is available for a maximum of six sessions per year. It is the policy of the University of Colorado at Boulder to provide time for these sessions as work time.

  • Group Counseling. Group topics are geared toward concerns such as parenting, caregiver support, bereavement, and similar work-life focused issues.

  • Crisis Intervention Services. FSAP provides individual crisis assessment, groups and department debriefing after a traumatic event, and FSAP conducts threat assessment as part of the Threat Assessment Team.

  • Supervisor Consultation. Any supervisor may consult directly with the FSAP staff if a problem arises with an employee.

  • General Consultation. Consultation is available to all employee for issue related to personal and work concerns.

  • Work-Life Services. FSAP Work-Life program can provide numerous resources, programs and services, which can help to bring greater balance to the modern complexities of work and personal life. Examples of services include SelectPlus ( membership, workshop series, and the work life resources website.

  • Workshops and Trainings. Workshops are provided related to a variety of work-life topics and are open to all staff and faculty. Departments may also request specific workshops tailored to their needs. Examples of workshop topics include: stress management, grief, communication skills, assertiveness, dealing with change, workplace violence, and supervisory skills.

  • Referral Services. Should you and the FSAP counselor determine an internal or external referral is the best way to meet your needs, and up-to-date referral  resources are available.

  • Walk-In Hour. FSAP provides walk-in hours Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for immediate assistance, at the FSAP office (change effective May 1st, 2013).


How do I contact FSAP?

Office Location:
Administrative Research Center (ARC) East Campus
3100 Marine Street, Third Floor, A353
565 UCB
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0565
Office: 303-492-3020