Faculty Handbook 2014–15

Wellness @ Purchase

Wellness @ Purchase
Director/Counselor: Regina Abdou, LMHC, CASAC, CCP
Tel.: (914) 251-6665
Office: Campus Center South, Room 3005

Purchase College supports a holistic approach to education and believes in fostering the development of the whole person—intellectually, artistically, professionally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

Wellness @ Purchase is a collaboration between numerous departments within Student Affairs, together with the University Police and Chartwells Dining Services. Its goal is to enable students to make full use of their potential as members of the Purchase College community and the community at large. Programming and services are offered in the following areas:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Individual and group counseling related to addictions, trauma, and stress management
  • Prevention and awareness programming
  • Healthy relationships (awareness programming)
  • Violence against men and women (prevention and awareness programming)
  • Interfaith programming
  • Yoga “for a natural high” classes
  • Weekly meditation
  • Holistic health discussions and programs
  • Free HIV/AIDS testing sponsored by Student Health Services
  • Residential and campuswide programming in the following areas of wellness: physical, intellectual, vocational/occupational, financial, emotional, social (culture, society, family, community), environmental, and spiritual

Wellness Counseling
Regina Abdou, (914) 251-6665
Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

The wellness counselors provide information and current research findings, classroom presentations, cessation programs (including “smoke-free” programs), and referrals. These services are designed for students who:

  • seek confidential counseling and education about the effects of high-risk alcohol and other drug use on their physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being
  • want support for sobriety and/or recovery
  • are concerned about the use of alcohol and/or other drugs by a roommate, friend, or loved one
  • and/or grew up in an environment of alcohol/drug abuse

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