About Our Services
Faculty, staff, parents, spouses, and friends are often concerned about a student. Counselors can make arrangements for a student to get counseling or refer the student to appropriate resources. We are available to consult with student organizations, faculty, and staff for:
- orientation to our services
- in-service training
- program planning and implementation
- conflict mediation
- assistance developing/locating accommodations for students with disabilities
Work shops are available throughout the year at the request of members of the University community. Presentations are structured around the request of each group. Sample seminars include, but are not limited to, time management/study skills, eating disorders, gender issues, communication and self-esteem, grief resolution, substance abuse, and assertiveness training.
Referrals are made to external agencies and
community mental health professionals for specialized treatment such as
hospitalizations, medical treatment and exams, or medication, for long-term
psychotherapy, and for more intensive treatment for situations such as substance
abuse or eating disorders. Staff provide primary contact to the Southwest
Behavioral Healthcare system, Deaconess Cross Pointe, The Lampion Center
counseling services, ECHO Community Health Care, and to the Albion Fellows Bacon
and YWCA women's centers for abuse and rape situations. Some of these referral
sources provide free services, sliding-fee scale payments, or scholarships to
help pay for services, and some accept insurance payments.
Counselors are also available for consultations with faculty and staff about problem situations involving students, and for workshops and in-class presentations.
In addition, any student who feels an undiagnosed disability may be interfering with the ability to successfully complete a course or with learning potential
is encouraged to set-up an appointment with the Assistant Director for referral to a community agency for diagnostic testing. A referral list is available on request when meeting with a counselor. For more information about appropriate diagnostic testing to qualify for accommodations call the Counseling Center at 812/464-1961.
Additional resources to help you evaluate your needs include:
* The Counseling Center Village
* National Institute of Mental Health