A Guide to Assist Residence Life Staff in Making Referrals and Requesting Services
The Counselor-in-Residence (CR) Program places professionally supervised mental health clinicians directly into residence halls to address the mental health concerns of residents and Residence Life staff. CRs are doctoral students in Clinical Psychology or Counselor Education programs who have a Masters degree and have completed at two years of supervised clinical training.
The objective of the CR program is to support the academic and personal growth of students through the provision of on-site and easily accessed consultation and mental-health support services. Services include:
1. Preventative & Psycho-educational Programming
2. Supporting the counselor-on-call during emergency and crisis situations
3. Follow-up services to residents and staff following crisis situations
4. Consultation with Residential Life staff on mental-health issues
Brief counseling with residents and Residence Life staff, including:
Let's Talk Hours:
Sunday-Friday 5 pm-10 pm
Adjacent to the library in Jefferson Hall (Rm #122)
(Only for non-emergency purposes)
The office phone should be used only for non-emergency purposes (such as to request an outreach). A CR will NOT be able to respond to you immediately if you were to leave a message on the answering machine.
If you need to speak with a CR outside of their office hours, please contact your RA or RD. They would help you locate a CR or a staff member from CPS.
In an emergency situation, call 911 for emergency assistance.
For more information about CR program or if you are a doctoral student in a psychology, counseling or related field and interested in becoming a counselor-in-resident, please contact:
Paul Castelino, Ph.D.
Counseling and Psychological Services