Counseling Services

POLICY STATEMENT
 
Delta State University provides confidential on campus access to Counseling Services to its students, faculty and staff.
 
DEFINITIONS
 
Counseling Services: services provided by individuals trained in counseling techniques in a professional, confidential environment.
 
PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES
 
General
Adjustment to the academic environment of the institution may prove stressful and Counseling Services is established to assist students, faculty and staff manage their adjustments more efficiently by providing trained counselors on campus at no additional cost to the qualified users of its services.
 
Stress can produce negative adjustments in people. An educational institution may contribute to the stress loads of its constituents. Counseling services are provided to assist individuals in managing stress loads efficiently. DSU provides on campus access to professionals trained in counseling techniques to assist its constituents in addressing their stressors.
 
Counseling Services
The Counseling Center provides the following services: counseling, testing, and American with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations. The counseling services provide university students with individual assistance in choosing a vocation, selecting a major and solving personal, social, and educational difficulties that a student may encounter as he or she interacts within the university setting. In a confidential relationship, the student may express his/her thoughts and feelings, and an experienced counselor helps the student gain insight into problems and explore possible solutions. The Counseling Center located in the O.W. Reily Health Center, provides programs such as study skills, values clarification, time management, and communication skills development.
 
National standardized tests for admission to undergraduate school, graduate school, professional school and teacher certification such as the ACT, MAT, MCAT, LSAT, Praxis I: PPST, Praxis II: PLT, and Praxis II: Subject Assessments and Specialty Area Tests are administered by the Office of Counseling. CLEP is available by computer on campus by appointment at the O.W. Reily Health Center.
 
The Counseling & Testing Center is located within the O.W. Reily Health Center and can be reached by phone at 846-4690 between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. To contact us after hours in an emergency go through the Campus Police at 846-4155.
 
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