This guide is meant to provide faculty and staff with general information about the RWC Counseling Center. Basic topics included in the guide cover identifying and dealing with students in distress along with how to refer them for counseling. Specifics about how to schedule an appointment with the Counseling Center and confidentiality issues are also discussed. At the end of this guide, other campus and mental health resources are listed.
Overall, it is our desire to give faculty and staff pertinent information about how to refer and assist RWC students most effectively. We are also available to assist you with problem situations and to consult with you on whether to intervene with a particular student.
The RWC Counseling Center is staffed by trained counselors along with advanced-level psychology and social work graduate students who offer counseling services to students.
At the present, undergraduate students who are registered for the current semester and taking more than nine credit hours, along with those graduate students who have paid the mental health fee as part of their program fees (i.e., MSW, Graduate Psychology), are eligible to receive counseling services.
Currently we offer the following services:
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Consultation Services for Faculty, Staff, and Residence Life
- Crisis Intervention (including sexual abuse and/or assault)
- Referrals to Community Mental Health Care Providers
- The Tree of Life (Internet-Based Self-Help Information)
- Workshops (e.g., eating disorders, stress, self-injury, relationships etc.)
All services provided by the Counseling Center are free, voluntary, and confidential.
The Counseling Center is located in the Wellness Center (Upper VAC). The office is open Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. You can reach the Counseling Center by phone at x6882.