Division of Student Affairs Annual Report 2018-19
Counseling and Psychological Services
individual therapy appointments held
increase in individual therapy appointments
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) embedded positions in Athletics and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine during 2018-19 to give OHIO athletes and medical students easy access to mental health services.
More than 580 staff, faculty and student leaders were trained through Bobcats Who Care, a suicide gatekeeper program. The number of trained Bobcats Who Care has risen to over 2,000 in the past four years.
CPS initiated and expanded the Animal Assisted Therapy and Expressive Art Therapy programs. Additionally, CPS staff collaborated with Open Ohio to facilitate the development of a Transforming Trauma sculpture to help students to use artwork in processing trauma.
CPS provided clinical training to three doctoral psychology interns, ten graduate students from Psychology and Counselor Education programs from OHIO and over 15 Continuing Education Units to psychologists, counselors and social workers.
During the academic year, over 25 liaison relationships were developed and solidified across campus, building close partnerships to focus on student well-being. As a part of this effort, CPS provided approximately 200 psycho-educational/preventative programs impacting over 5,000 OHIO students, faculty and staff.
This year Counselors-in-Residence held 244 drop-in, Let's Talk meetings, a 50% increase from 2017-18. Further, the waitlist for counseling sessions was decreased to one to two weeks from three to four weeks and CPS expanded its Stepped Care Model, which includes a robust group therapy program and Coping Clinic.
CPS staff dedicated a monthly staff meeting to focusing on diversity dialogues and advocacy. This was conducted through active engagement with partners across campus including the LGBT Center, Survivor Advocacy Program and OMSAR. CPS also co-sponsored and actively participated in campus-wide programs such as Take Back the Night, International Student Week and Athens Pride Parade.