Information for Friends, Resident Assistants, 教师, Staff, and 父母
Concerned about a 学生遇难?
A key part of the 咨询中心’s role is to provide services to people in the im体育运动平台 community concerned about a 学生遇难. 如果你是我的朋友, RA, 教师, 工作人员, or parent of a student who may be having a particularly hard time, 请致电903咨询人员.813.2247或到亚当斯中心来.
We provide services to students concerned about someone else: a friend, 一个团队成员, 一个姐妹会的姐妹, 或友爱的兄弟. The friend or acquaintance may be in crisis or struggling with an ongoing issue like a drinking problem or eating disorder. 在这些情况下, we will work with you to be the most help to your friend while taking care of yourself. Often this involves figuring out how to stay in your role (as a friend, team member, etc.) and not take on some other role like “parent” or “therapist.” We will also discuss strategies for helping your friend seek professional help if the problem warrants it. Often a friend’s feedback and concern are critical factors in helping a student seek services. We will meet jointly with you and your friend if that would be helpful.
Consultations for Resident Assistants
Like friends of a 学生遇难, we often will provide consultation to Resident Assistants concerned about a student on their hall. This usually occurs after the RA has discussed the situation with the Head Resident or Area Coordinator. Our efforts generally center on helping the RA get the student additional professional help and dealing with the group or hall issues generated by the problem. If needed, we can arrange consultations with whole halls to help address serious group issues. 例如, the death of a student or severely disruptive behavior (such as suicide threats or out of control behavior) might warrant a consultation with the whole hall.
Information for parents of AC students needing assistance
We welcome calls from parents concerned about their sons or daughters at im体育运动平台. We can provide consultation and problem-solving suggestions; we also appreciate the information and insight parents can provide.
If you feel your student is in crisis, we can discuss services available at the 咨询中心 and through other offices, 如 学术技能中心. 例如, if your student is feeling overwhelmed by academic demands, we can offer counseling as well as referral information for study skills and academic support services.
If we are already working with the student in therapy, confidentiality prevents us from disclosing any information to parents without a signed release and the conversation will be noticeably “one-sided.“例如, we would not be able to tell you whether we have seen the student, much less disclose any information that had been covered in counseling. Still, we value and make use of the information we take in when parents call.
If there are family issues you want to address jointly with the student, and assuming it is logistically feasible, im体育运动平台将提供家庭治疗. Also, one or two meetings with parents may sometimes be a valuable adjunct to individual counseling. This depends on the specific issues at hand and we will discuss these with you when appropriate. Sometimes it is best to keep the individual therapy private and refer the family to separate counseling services.
谘询交流教职员 & 工作人员 regarding students needing assistance
We encourage all 教师 and 工作人员 concerned about a 学生遇难 打电话给亚当斯中心的工作人员. We can provide consultation and problem-solving suggestions. If counseling 工作人员 is seeing the student in counseling, no information can be divulged without a release, but we appreciate and will make use of any additional information or perspective you can provide.
Counseling 工作人员 can be reached during business hours at 903.813.2247. If your concern is of an urgent nature, please let our receptionist know that to facilitate our response to your call. For after-hours emergencies, the 工作人员 can be reached through contact with the 校园警察 at 903.813.2555.
除了, we remind 教师 and 工作人员 that they are required to notify the 工作人员 at 亚当斯中心 if students threaten or attempt suicide. We will take immediate action to help assure the student’s safety and provide crisis-intervention services.
We will offer a single consultation session and referral information to 教师 and 工作人员 with personal concerns. We do not offer 教师 and 工作人员 ongoing personal counseling.