Consultations for staff, advisors, administrators, or faculty can address such issues as the services that are available on- and off-campus, how to refer a student to the Counseling Center, how to resolve a particular situation, how to recognize students in trouble, etc. Counselors are also available to consult with concerned roommates, friends, or family members of students in distress. See our staff/advisors/faculty, parents, and worried about someone pages for more information.
Concerned others should be aware that confidential information about a particular student's contact with the Counseling Center will not be divulged to any concerned party without the student's written permission (in keeping with the law and ethical standards). Nevertheless, consultation is often very helpful to those who are worried about a student - it can help clarify what the student may be experiencing, ways to be helpful to the student, what sort of resources might be available to the student, etc.
Please be aware that counselors are first responsible to their clients and cannot agree ahead of time to keep third party consultations confidential. Counselors may decide that it is important and in the best interest of the student (e.g., when a concerned third party provides information about a student’s ability to keep themselves safe) that the consultation be shared with the student if he/she is in fact a client of the Center.
Training sessions are available to student organizations, faculty, staff, and administrators regarding, for example, orientations to Counseling Center services, training in listening skills or crisis-intervention, presentations on specific topics/issues in mental health or college life, etc. Tours of the office are available on request.
Workshops/presentations can be arranged for classes, clubs, residence halls, Greek groups, or other events on campus. See our workshops and presentations page for more information.