Special Consideration Policy
CAPS is not in a position to provide supporting professional documentation for students on request. Whilst we understand that Faculties may send their students to CAPS for special consideration, we are unable to assist unless you are a pre-existing client at the time of the incident. This is due to the fact that clinical psychologists are obliged to provide objective evidence-based opinions on the basis of health practitioner requirements rather than student requests.
If you do not have a pre-existing health practitioner who can attest to the impact of a misadventure on your ability to cope, you may submit a Statutory Declaration signed by a Justice of the Peace as documentation supporting your application. Submitting a Statutory Declaration form is something you may wish to discuss with your CAPS counsellor.
Please contact the Student Representative Council if faculties do not support the use of Statutory Declarations.