The Counseling Center offers a variety of services to serve Stetson's community.
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Counseling services are available, during the regular University operating schedule, to currently enrolled Stetson students. All services are free of charge; no insurance is required. Click here for a full list of available services.
Services Available for Faculty and Staff
As you know, adjusting to university life sometimes challenging for the students, but it can also be challenging for the University's faculty and staff members. It is important to remain realistic about your expectations for your contact with students, to communicate openly, to be supportive, and to find support for yourself.
- Consultations* for faculty and staff members are available during regular office hours. If you are concerned about a student, you are encouraged to seek consultative support from the Counseling Center. At that time, support and helpful resources can be given to the faculty or staff member.
- Educational presentations and training sessions are also availble for faculty and staff. Please contact us if you are interested in these services.
- Kognito, a 45-minute interactive online simulation program is available which will help you:
- Identify students experiencing high levels of distress
- Approach and discuss your concern with a student in distress
- Make an effective referral to support services (if necessary)
All new faculty and Campus Life and Student Success staff are encouraged to complete this simulation. If you have not done so and are interested in completing this simulation program, please contact us for more information.
To read more and/or view a demo of the Kognito faculty module, click here.
While the Counseling Center's services are available to students only, Stetson does provide opportunities for faculty/staff members to receive support. The University's Office of Human Resources provides an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), which is free, independent, confidential counseling services that are offered to all regular employees and/or their dependents. Individuals who are experiencing difficulties with stress, emotional problems, substance use, and/or financial problems may find the EAP services helpful. Information regarding this service may be obtained from the Office of Human Resources.
Faculty, Staff, and Confidentiality
As a professional counseling provider, the Counseling Center is required to uphold the legal and ethical requirements of confidentiality. Under Florida law and the ethical guidelines, information shared within the counseling relationship is considered to be confidential, although there are certain limits to confidentiality. Furthermore, any counseling records maintained are confidential and are not part of the student's academic records. Aside from the limits to confidentiality, no information may be disclosed about a student's counseling participation or progress without a Release of Information form on file for specified individuals, such as parents or physicians.
It is understandable that faculty and staff may be interested in a student's counseling experience. In this event, you are encouraged to privately ask the student about their counseling involvement.
Note: Although we cannot show information pertaining to any specific students, a faculty/staff member may share information they feel the Counseling Center staff needs to know.
*Our counseling staff is legally bound by the limits of confidentiality, but we will do our best to assist you with your concerns.
Concerned faculty and staff may make referrals in a variety of ways:
- For immediate concerns for a student's health or safety, contact Public Safety at 386-822-7300
- For mental health concerns, you may contact the Counseling Center
- For student conduct, safety, wellness, etc. concerns, you may submit an Incident Report at http://www.stetson.edu/reportit
- For concerns regarding a student's academic performance, campus life, etc., you may submit a note and/or referral via MAP-Works
- For additional support, you may contact the Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, the Assistant Dean of Students, or the Assistant Provost for Student Success