Faculty Handbook 2015–16
The Counseling Center offers matriculated students free, voluntary, and confidential assistance for personal problems and emotional development, including short-term individual counseling; group counseling; crisis intervention, assessments, and referrals; and initial psychiatric consultation. A full range of mental health issues, situational concerns, and developmental problems are addressed through collaborative sessions. Consultations and referrals are offered for nonmatriculated students who may be experiencing psychological distress. The Counseling Center is staffed by experienced clinicians licensed by New York State.
If you are concerned about a student and would like help, you may:
Any contact that we may have with a referred student will be kept confidential to protect the rights and privacy of the student. To request a consultation or an outreach to a student, please leave a message for the Counseling Center, (914) 251-6390, and we will return your call as soon as possible.
The following guides on the Counseling Center site provide more information about our services:
Victims Assistance Crisis Team Hotline
The professional staff in the Counseling Center, Student Health Services, and Wellness@Purchase program are all confidential sources of support to students who have experienced gender-based discrimination, including sexual assault. The Victims Assistance Crisis Team Hotline is an option for students who may wish to seek assistance from sources external to the campus. This hotline is for victims of sexual assault, dating violence, and/or stalking. It is run by New York State–certified rape crisis counselors in conjunction with Victims Assistance Services. It is a confidential service that offers emergency room and courtroom advocacy programs. The staff consists of both men and women who are sympathetic to a victim’s specific needs and who will listen and refer the victim to places and people who care and want to educate, inform, and help the victim in any way they possibly can.
24-Hour Hotline Numbers:
For more information, please visit the Speak Out! section on the Student Affairs site.
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