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Outreach and Consultation

Through outreach and consultation programming, Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) aims to foster an interconnected and inclusive campus community that is well-informed and empowered to support the mental well-being of every Bobcat. 

We offer deliberate, systematic, and creative psychoeducational programming that emphasizes a multicultural and developmental perspective on prevention, wellbeing, and student self-help. We promote the wide range of services offered at CPS and connect students to those services, as well as respond and react to the psychological, emotional, and safety needs that emerge across campus (e.g., crises impacting the Bobcat community, identifiable patterns or trends of behaviors that negatively impact the psychological well-being of students). We develop strong liaison partnerships with offices, organizations, and departments across campus, aiming to create a safe and healthy campus environment and to support the Division of Student Affairs well-being framework. And, we utilize social media to provide information to the OHIO community about Counseling & Psychological Services, provide educational material related to mental health and well-being, and share well-being related materials from other OHIO offices. 

To support us in our mission, Ohio University is a member institution of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach AUCCCO.

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Request Outreach Programming and Interviews

Outreach programming is available to student organizations, university departments, faculty, and staff. Programming can include psychoeducational presentations, attending tabling events, and some interviews. 

Common Topics

Adjustment to college Anxiety (general, social, test) Conflict resolution and communication Depression
Eating and body image concerns Healthy relationships Self-care and wellbeing Stress management
Substance abuse Suicide prevention Overview of CPS services Crisis debriefing

Ground Rules

  1. Please submit your outreach request a minimum of three weeks prior to your preferred event date. Exceptions to the three weeks notice rule include urgent responses to crises. 
  2. Fulfillment of requests is contingent upon scheduling and staff availability.
  3. If you are requesting an interview, please note that any material that will be published in any format (e.g., print, audio, digital) must recieve special permissions from University Communications and Marketing. We will notify you of this upon your request.  
  4. If you are a staff member in Housing & Residence Life and want to request an outreach activity for your residents, please contact the Counselor-in-Residence Program.  

Submit Your Request

Please click the 'Submit a Request' button below and complete the linked form to submit your outreach request. If you have any questions about submitting an outreach request, please contact the Assistant Director for Outreach and Consultation Stephanie Maccombs-Hunter at

Submit a Request

Liaison Services

One component of our outreach and consultation programming is the CPS Liaison Program. CPS Liaisons facilitate close relationships between the counseling center and campus and community partners.  

CPS Liaisons:

  • Identify a contact person within their respective partner department, group, or organization if one is not already identified.  
  • Commit to a mutual ongoing exchange of information between CPS and their respective partner.  
  • Attend consultation meetings with their respective partner at least twice per academic year. 
  • Assess the needs of their respective partner and provide support and resources to meet those needs.  
  • Consider opportunities in which their partner may provide support or resources to CPS and/or the clients served.  
  • Ensure there are clear referral processes between CPS and their respective partner.  
  • Offer consultation services to their partner or any other student, staff, faculty, or stakeholder associated with their partner as it relates to mental health and wellbeing.  
  • Assist in organizing and offering Bobcats Who Care (suicide prevention) training to their respective partner department, group, or organization. 
  • Attend their partner’s events and programmatic initiatives, as appropriate.  
  • Communicate liaison partnership accomplishments and developments to the Assistant Director for Outreach and Consultation at CPS at the close of each semester and as needed. 
  • Attend CPS Liaison Program meetings twice per year (mid-December and mid-June), in which all CPS liaisons report on their liaison partnership and explore opportunities for collaboration.  

Please note, CPS Liaisons are not the sole therapist serving students affiliated with the partner department, group, or organization. When referred to CPS, students across the university may work with any CPS therapist. Clinicians embedded within a department are an exception to this rule, as they are the primary clinicians providing direct clinical services to students within their respective departments.  

A list of liaison partnerships is available upon request. If you would like to create a liaison partnership with CPS, contact the Assistant Director for Outreach and Consultation Stephanie Maccombs-Hunter at

Embedded Services  

We have collaborated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Division of Diversity & Inclusion to create embedded clinicians who work directly in those offices. The embedded clinician in each of these departments provides direct clinical services, as well as outreach programming and consultation services.

If your unit is interested in exploring the possibility of an embedded clinician, please contact our director, Paul Castelino at