As an integral part of Counseling and Psychological Services and in keeping with its mission, Outreach develops relationships with our campus community by extending the services of clinical counselors beyond the physical site to the campus as a whole. We cast a wide net and are intentional in planning systematic, and creative psycho-educational programming that emphasizes a multicultural and developmental perspective on prevention, wellness, and student self-help. We collaborate with other staff and programs within the broader campus community as well as with other departments and units to enhance the general campus climate.
A part of the division of Student Affairs, Counseling and Psychological Services is passionate about serving the mental health needs of students. We meet students out in the community in a variety of contexts with the goal of creating a supportive presence that is well-integrated at all levels of the student experience. This includes reaching out to students through consultations, workshops and other psycho-educational forms. We have a strong relationship with administrative, academic and student-maintained organizations. Outreach requests are available to students, faculty and staff with sufficient notice (at least two weeks). Various workshop topics covered in the past include stress management, navigating relationship conflicts, consent and sexual assault awareness training, health at any size presentations, alcohol use awareness campaigns, just to name a few.
Outreach services include providing consultation services to academic and other student service units across campus. Counseling and Psychological Services has worked to establish strong relationships across various units on campus. Our clinical staff also provides services to residential life. We maintain close connections with Residential Housing, Women's Center, Campus Care, Allen Help Center, Student Accessibility Services and the LGBT Center, and the Psychology and Social Work Clinic who are strong partners in student support and success initiatives. If you would like to access liaison services, please call CPS.
Counseling and Psychological Services values a campus climate that provides a safe and optimal learning environment for all students. In keeping with this mission, the CPS is committed to providing leadership in areas of diversity that include but are not limited to LGBT populations, international student populations, first generation college students, and cultural/ethnic minority student populations.
If you are a staff or faculty and want to request an outreach activity for a group of students, please submit an Outreach Request form or if you have any questions, contact Erika Gray, Psy.D. at CPS, 593-1616.
If you are a staff in Residence Life and want to request an outreach activity to your residents, please contact Counselor-in-Residence program.