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Faculty Handbook: Counseling and Student Development Center

The Counseling and Student Development Center assists students' personal and academic development through a variety of psychological, psychiatric and outreach services. These services enable students to develop effective problem-solving and decision-making skills to make satisfying life choices and to maximize the capacity for on-going emotional and social growth.

The professional staff and supervised graduate student interns respond to a spectrum of needs, from providing information to assistance with serious psychological issues. In addition to individual counseling, support group sessions on important topics within the student community are offered. The C/SDC is committed to a comprehensive wellness philosophy and numerous outreach educational programs to encourage social, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical well-being are presented. Peer education to enhance wellness throughout the community is offered through the Peers on Wellness (POW!) group. Students normally are seen by appointment and, when possible, on a walk-in basis or at times when the C/SDC is not open. In addition, a twenty-four hour "hotline" (570 348-6245) for emergency assistance is available. Strict professional privacy and confidentiality standards are maintained by the staff.

 


Mary T. Gardier Paterson, Esquire | Secretary of the University | paterson@marywood.edu