Information for Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff have frequent and meaningful contact with our students. You are likely to be in contact with students who would benefit from counseling either for 1) normal, healthy, developmental growth or 2) more serious psychological problems.
On this page you will find a summary of services and recommendations for referring students for counseling. Do not hesitate to phone us with any specific questions. We are grateful for your role in helping students make use of our services.
Academic Early Alert
Academic Early Alert Services is a venue to facilitate the opportunity for student success. Putting your students in touch with support services helps them to take a more proactive role in their own education.
Distruptive Student Manual
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Referral Guidelines for Faculty
Click on above link for specific information on when and how to refer students to Counseling.
A consultation may help you sort out your concerns about a student's personal difficulties; discuss whether and/or how to refer the student to the Counseling Center; explore alternative approaches; and manage emergencies.
If you wish to get information about a specific student who is a Counseling Center client, we must first obtain a signed release of confidentiality form from the client. If this is the case:
- Tell the student you wish to consult us
- Ask him/her to sign a release form at the Counseling Center
- Personal, social, emotional concerns discussed with a caring professional in a private setting
- Confidential, private, cost-free; no information given to parents, faculty, or staff without student’s permission
- Male and female counselors available
- Referral to off-campus services, such as psychiatrists (i.e., evaluations, medications, long-term therapy)
Students can schedule appointments with counselors in person (KSC 1st floor) or by phone (602-787-6540). A helpful tip to increase the chance of a student using counseling services is for a caring PVCC faculty or staff to either walk the student over to Counseling or to call the Counseling Center while the student is with you, and put the student on the phone to schedule an appointment. Referral Guidelines for Faculty
Typical concerns discussed in Individual Counseling include:
- Relationship Concerns
- Eating Disorders
- Bereavement, Loss
- Family concerns
- Loss of motivation
- Substance abuse
Study Skills Counseling
Individual help with time management, note-taking, test-taking, and other study skills; also group workshops on study skills topics.
Meet Our Staff
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