Counseling Services can help students gain an understanding that leads to a resolution of problems.
Individual and group counseling focuses on helping develop a sense of competence, learning to meet increased or different academic and social demands, resolving interpersonal conflict, managing drug/alcohol related problems, depression or anxiety, resolving losses and other areas. If a student requires long-term counseling, referral to a local professional is usually made following an assessment by the counselor and student.
Counseling Services is staffed by qualified clinicians, experienced in working with college students. A variety of theoretical orientations and intervention styles are employed. Services are provided to registered students of Adrian College at no cost and include the following:
- Response to emotional emergencies
- Referrals to local psychiatrist
- Referrals to support groups including Alcoholics Anonymous and other Community Support Groups
- Hall presentations and special topics presentations to other student groups, such as Residence & Greek Life staff training
All discussions between counselors and students are confidential and no information can be released to anyone within the College or outside of it without the student’s written request. This is in keeping with the ethics code of the American Psychological Association. The legal exceptions would been if a student is deemed a danger to self or others or are abusing minors or elders.
Counseling Services provide short-term individual counseling, which focuses on current difficulties. It also offers presentations and workshops each semester. New programs are offered during the year in response to student requests or needs.
Appointments can be arranged by email, phone or in person between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. An attempt is made to schedule an appointment as soon as possible after the request is received.
Student Retention Involvement
Early warning system, exit interviews, follow-up on student withdrawals, contact with faculty and staff regarding any special difficulties student(s) might be experiencing.
Withdrawal or non returning students should start this process in the counseling office, with the exception of May 1-August 14. During this period, students should initiate this process with the office of the Academic Dean.