The Counseling Center Outreach Program is dedicated to creating a campus community where all students feel cared for and supported. We believe that psychological issues are influenced by the interplay of biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors. Psychological issues can also result, in part, from social inequity and injustice. Thus, we strive to offer programming aimed at promoting personal growth, safety, and academic success, while encouraging an environment of equality and respect for diversity and multiculturalism.
Consistent with our outreach mission and philosophy, our goals are to:
We offer presentations to classrooms, student groups, and faculty and staff. These can be tailored to the specific needs of the audience. Requests for presentations may be directed to the Outreach Coordinator, Liza Provenzano.
As a part of our outreach efforts, we sponsor several outreach events throughout the academic year open to the entire campus community with the aim of fostering awareness and prevention in a fun and dynamic environment. Some of these events include:
A liaison relationship is a mutual, ongoing, information exchange between a Counseling Center staff representative and a department, program, or student group.
The liaison can:
Benefits of the liaison program:
Our staff of counseling professionals is highly skilled and knowledgeable to address a variety of mental health-related topics based on the concepts of prevention and wellness. We pride ourselves in delivering services targeting issues relevant to the UNF campus community, which include:
We can also present on other topics that can be tailored to the needs of your class or group.
Call the Counseling Center at (904) 620-2602 and ask to speak with our Outreach Coordinator, Marisa Byles, Psy.D.
If you are concerned about a student who is in distress or struggling with mental health issues, we are available to discuss these concerns and help you deal effectively with the situation and/or make the appropriate referrals. Call the Counseling Center to request a consultation in person (Building 2) or by phone, (904) 620-2602.
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