Counseling and Psychological Services has two innovative web-based resources for UCF students, faculty and staff: Kognito and TAO (Therapy Assisted On-Line) Self-Help. Both programs are free and accessible 24/7 through the CAPS website.

TAO Self Help is an interactive, web-based program that provides assistance to help overcome anxiety, depression, relationships, communication and substance use concerns. TAO is based on well researched and highly effective strategies for helping those concerns. Participants can choose to view short helpful videos, take part in brief exercises, use logs to track moods and progress, and have access to a Mindfulness Library. Visit:

Kognito is an aviator and simulation online tool that provides assistance to help users learn how to have a productive conversation with someone they are concerned about. The program allows the users to enter a virtual environment and engage in role-play conversations with emotionally-responsive virtual humans. Through practice and receiving personalized feedback, users learn and assess their competency to lead similar conversations in real life. Key models and techniques include motivational interviewing, shared decision-making, emotional self-regulation, empathy, empathic accuracy and reappraisal strategy. When you sign up and use the Enrollment Key: centralflorida

CAPS is also offering 30-60 minute information sessions to various departments and student groups about how TAO and Kognito can help support you, your staff, and students. To request an informational session, visit:

Questions? Contact Teresa Michaelson-Chmelir at: or call 407.823.2811.