Counseling & Psychological Services (CAPS)



Universal Program to Support Early Detection, Mental Health Literacy, and Suicide Prevention

I CAN HELP is a university-specific training, developed by Dr. Brian Mistler, that prepares campus community members with knowledge of available health and wellbeing resources and helps all campus stakeholders develop the skills required to handle both the one-time and ongoing concerns across the domains of health and basic needs.

This program:

  • gives faculty/staff/students the confidence to keep up with changing student needs; 
  • teaches how to recognize distress, as well as those who do/do not need referrals; and
  • aligns with high impact practices to improve student success, including retention.

Training is available for the following dates listed below.  Registration for the training is done through the My Health Portal.  For more information regarding the I CAN HELP training, please contact Dr. Kell Fujimoto at or visit Dr. Brian Mistler's website:


Training for Students

Upcoming I CAN HELP training for CalPolyPomona students to be determined. 


Training for Faculty/Staff

Upcoming I CAN HELP training for CalPolyPomona faculty/staff to be determined. 


Brian Mistler, Ph. D.

Brian Mistler, Ph. D., is a retired psychologist and a national suicide prevention expert with experience in both university and private healthcare.  He has published widely on legal, health, and social justice issues in top journals and has previously served as a counseling center therapist and director, managed university medical clinics and health education departments, worked as an associate dean of students and Title IX legal compliance officer, and taught at universities and hospitals of all sizes across the country.  Dr. Mistler is currently principal consultant for Mistler & Associates, and a CEO advisor.  For more information, visit his website at

Dr. Brian Mistler