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Bell Hall, Suite 123
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.; Monday–Thursday, 1:30–5 p.m.
The Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) is designed to assist students and spouses in reaching their maximum potential when confronted by social, intellectual or emotional challenges. Psychologists, professional counselors and graduate clinical interns in counseling are available by appointment or immediately if necessary. The CTC uses a brief model of treatment and offers up to eight (8) counseling sessions per semester at no charge. Additional counseling sessions are considered on an individualized basis. The Center also provides referrals to community psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. There are fees associated with various assessments and testing processes.
The Center maintains strict confidentiality to protect each client’s records. The Counseling & Testing Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services. Following are examples of services rendered:
- Career counseling—involving the discovery of one’s interests, needs, values, aptitudes, abilities and goals; relating these to the world of work; and exploring appropriate major subjects and career fields. Specific, selected tests may also be given to aid in decision-making. There is a small fee for testing which covers the materials only
- Personal/emotional counseling—dealing with feelings of loneliness, inadequacy, guilt, anxiety and depression; interpersonal relationships with family, dating partners and roommates; and personality development, identity, self-image and self-esteem
- Educational counseling—relating to educational goals, motivation, attitudes, abilities and study skills
- Personality testing—to aid in the discovery of personal strengths and personality traits. Tests include the MBTI, 16PF, TJTA and Strengths Finder
- Psychological evaluations—to aid in treatment planning for mental health issues/challenges
- Marital/premarital counseling—marriage is a major life change. The decision to marry requires time, planning and deep commitment
- Substance abuse—limited services include:
- Professional substance abuse assessment
- Individual counseling
- Support groups for substance use
- Psychoeducational insight group
- Consultation and outreach—the CTC staff is available for consultation regarding psychological issues that impact students. The Center offers a variety of workshops on-campus and in the community. Call the Center for workshop information.
- National standardized testing—including the ACT, SAT, GRE Subject, LSAT, PRAXIS, MELAB, TOEFL, CLEP and other academic tests needed at both the undergraduate and graduate levels