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Date Created: 01/19/16
1-‐19-‐16 Speaker: Ellen Lucas, Ph.D. Counseling Psychologist and Associate Director of Outreach and Consultation “An Introduction to Counseling Psychology and the Services Offered by BSU’s Counseling Center” Top 3 Reasons Students go to Counseling: 1. Anxiety (used to be #2) 2. Depression (used to be #1) 3. Relationships Other Reasons: • Problems with drug, alcohol use, eating disorders, career issues Anxiety • Symptoms o Racing heart beat o Can’t breathe o Dizzy o Lightheaded o Ringing in ears o Shaking in hands o Tight muscles-‐> muscle ache o Upset stomach nauseas o Trouble sleeping o Trouble eating o Constant worry/tension • 1 out of 5 people have test anxiety • If these symptoms have been going on for at least 2 weeks then it is time to go to the counseling center Depression • Trouble falling sleeping • Problems eating • Feeling of worthlessness • Thoughts of self harm • Feel hopeless • Can’t concentrate, focus • Lack of motivation • Feel withdrawn Relationships • Issues with roommate, significant other, family, meeting people Career • 50% of students switch their majors at least once • Survey on Career Exploration on the Counseling Center website o Determines how well you fit your major Individual Counseling • Sigi survey finds suggested careers that match your values, personality, etc. • 1 in 3 students who graduate immediately get a job in their field after they graduate. o Networking advantage o They have experience § Internships § Part-‐time jobs § Volunteering § Clubs and organizations § Immersive learning courses • Crisis Emergency counseling o Takes about a week to get in o Employees on call for emergencies • Psychiatrist vs. Psychologist o Psychiatrist prescribes medication o Psychologist helps individuals through therapy § Psychologist are just now earning the ability to prescribe medicine (Currently in 3 states) § Recognizes problems in cognition, attitudes, behavior § Counseling Psychologist • Tend to work with people who are less severely disturbed • Come of education departments • More of a background in marriage and career counseling • Work in counseling centers § Clinical Psychologist • Deals with more chronically mentally ill individuals • Tend to come out of psychology departments • More of a background in statistics • Work in hospitals and VA o If counseling is done by a master’s student, they need to be supervised by a licensed psychologist so the session is video taped o 12 free counseling sessions § if counselors think an individual needs longer than 12 sessions they are recommended to another counseling center o Average number of sessions is 5 o Anorexia has the longest recovery rate of about 3-‐5 years Group Counseling § Can be more beneficial because of the support and advice from other group members § Realization that they are not alone § 4-‐8 people § Between an hour and an hour and a half § Unlimited amount of group sessions Outreach Programs • Over 900 programs a year o Eating disorders Awareness Week o Sexual Assault Awareness • Raises awareness • Concerned Charlie o Anonymous online advice column • PsychTalk o Weekly newsletter Confidentiality • Services are confidential as long as student is over 18 years old • Psychologists aren’t allowed to discuss any of the patients with any parents, teachers, etc • Legal exceptions: o Eminent (today) life-‐threatening danger to self o Eminent (today) life-‐threatening danger to others o Child abuse § Neglect, physical abuse, mental abuse § Child Protective Services investigate the situation