Referral Guidelines

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center is committed to maintaining an appropriate balance between meeting the needs of individual students and the needs of the college community as a whole. Given the demand for clinical services, the nature of the college calendar and limits to the specialized care we may be able to provide, the Counseling Center will normally offer students a limited number of individual therapy sessions. At the same time, we recognize that an individual student’s needs or the needs of the college may demand that we be flexible in the nature and amount of clinical services that we provide.

The purpose of the referral procedures and guidelines is to

  • Provide guidance, ensure consistency of clinical practice and hold Counseling Center staff accountable in balancing the needs of the community with the needs of the individual student
  • Enable clear communication of clinical practice to the larger college community
  • Provide a record of accepted practice for new staff and interns

Students are referred to other campus offices for specific help in various areas. The Counseling Center also provides referrals to off-campus professionals or agencies for services not available at the college.

Click here for a list of common off-campus referrals.