In individual counseling, a student usually meets weekly with a counselor for fifty minutes to discuss academic, emotional, social, or other concerns. In the first appointment, students will complete some paperwork and then meet with their counselor. Students usually complete counseling in one to fifteen sessions. Many students struggle with long-standing emotional difficulties which require longer term counseling. In these instances, we will help the student get connected with a counselor in the community.
Couples counseling is offered for free if one member of the couple is a student.Couples counseling can be helpful for couples who may or may not be struggling in their relationship. It can help improve communication between partners, facilitate conflict resolution, improve problem-solving skills and help partners navigate developmental challenges and transitions.
If this is your first group experience, you likely have some apprehension – most people do. Group members consistently say that they experience the anxiety leading up to the first group. After meeting the other group members and seeing that you do in fact “belong” you will most likely feel reduced anxiety. It is your choice as to how much and when you self-disclose to the group. Common concerns include: How will I fit in? Will I be judged or negatively perceived by others? What will the other members be like?
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OUHSC Student Counseling Services provides comprehensive psycho-educational assessment for students who suspect that they may have a learning disability or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. There is a fee for this service. The process is designed to not only diagnose a disability if it is present, but also to determine the nature of what is interfering with the student's success and to offer recommendations that would benefit the student. Frequently, students who are diagnosed with a disability are eligible for reasonable accommodations through Disability Resource Center.
Consulting and Guest Lecturing
Student Counseling Services staff periodically offer workshops focusing on topics such as stress and time management, test preparation & test anxiety, culture shock and adjustment issues, gambling, and alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. Staff members are available for consultation with student groups and organizations, residents, faculty, staff and academic departments. If you would like to consult or schedule a presentation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 271-7336.