Services & Programs
What are Consultation
The University Counseling
Center is committed to promoting an atmosphere at Notre Dame which
is conducive to the well-being, personal growth, and psychological
health of students. To this end, our staff of counselors and psychologists
are available as consultants to assist you in your role as administrator,
teacher, advisor, counselor and/or leader of students. Consultation
involves a collegial relationship in which the consultant(s) deal
exclusively with your work-related or student service issues, not
your personal concerns. Services are available to any academic department
or administrative unit, as well as any staff, faculty, or student
organization. Individuals - staff, faculty, or students - may also
What Types of Consultation
Services are Available?
- If you are concerned
about a student or a group of students who are struggling with
psychological health concerns but you're not quite sure how to
help, you can either make an appointment, call, or stop by the
Counseling Center to request consultation. Discussions with a
consultant will help you to deal effectively with these situations
in both a preventative and remedial manner. In more serious cases,
you will receive assistance in facilitating a referral to the
University Counseling Center.
/ Training Consultation
- You may request Educational
/ Training consultation to supplement your own or your organization's
skills and knowledge. Included are training labs, workshops, seminars,
and supervision. Examples might include a stress management workshop
or a communication skills seminar.
- Program consultation
assists your organization with successfully planning, implementing,
and evaluating your programs. Consultants can collaborate with
you to assess the needs of your target group, set goals, design
the program, supervise the implementation and evaluate the program's
service delivery. Also included in program consultation is university
committee work. UCC staff may participate as members of committees
to develop policies or programs which will impact students.
- Organizational consultation
assesses and improves interpersonal and group functioning within
organizations. The consultant serves as a facilitator to focus
on such areas as communication, decision making, leadership, team
relations, and conflict resolution. Specific services include
needs assessment, team building, and process observation.
Do I Request Consultation Services?
- If you are requesting
a psychological health consultation, call the UCC and ask to speak
to the counselor who is available on-call for such services. Call
(574) 631-7336 during regular office hours (9:00 - 5:00 Monday
through Friday). you may call after hours if the student's crisis
is serious and represents an immediate emergency.
If you are requesting
educational/training, program, or organizational consultation
services, or if you would like to just learn more about these
services, contact the Coordinator for Outreach and Consultation,
Wendy Settle, Ph.D., to arrange an initial appointment to discuss
your specific needs, the appropriateness of consultation services,
and how these services might be provided. If both parties agree
that consultation is appropriate, you and/or your organization
will meet with the UCC staff members who will provide consultation
services to work out the specific details of that service. The
telephone number to call is 631-7336.
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