Clinical Mental Health Counseling Graduate Student Handbook 6. Student Opportunities

6.1 Personal Counseling for Students

While individual counseling for eacstudent is not required,students arstronglencouraged to participate in their own personatherapy. The UNF CounselinCenter,located in Founders Hall,Building 2, provides individual counseling at no additional cost to students. This is important not only to help you understand the counseling experience from a client’s perspective but also to help you participate in self-care as you go through this Program, which may trigger personal issues. If you are doing any of your clinical experiences in the counseling center the center staff can assist you in making arrangements for counseling.

6.2 Professional Organizations

S tudents are encourageto join local, state and national professionaassociations.  Students are also highly encouraged to be active participants in their professional associations. This level of participation includes submission of papers and poster; participation on student specific committees and any other student let experience. The benefits of membership arnetworking with professional counselors and developing increased knowledgin the field from workshops, meetings,and relevant journal articles. Organizations of interest include:

    6.3 Chi Sigma Iota

    Ch i Sigma Iota is the International Honor Societof professionacounselingIts mission is to promote scholarships, research,professionalism, leadership and excellencin counseling,and to recognizhigattainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellencin the profession of counseling.Invitation to applto the UNF chapteof Chi Sigma Iotis based upon the following criteria:

    1. C ompletion of one semesteof full-time grade coursework
    2. Earnegradpoint averagof 3.5 or higher
    3. R ec ommendation of thmembership bthe Sigma Phi Epsilon chapter

    F or furtheinformation contacDr. Richmond D. Wynn , Chapter FacultAdvisor; or contact Chi Sigma Iota

    6.4 Data Analysis, Word Processing, and the Help Desk

    Students have access to word processing, data analysis,and other computer functions through the UNF ComputeCenter and the UNLibrary.   Both IBM compatible and Macintosh computers are available.The UniversitComputeCenter, located in the Matthews Buildin15,offers training in the use of computing equipment and systems. The Help Desk, also located in Building 15 and readily available by phone or via e-mail, is most helpful in addressing computing issues and problems that arise.  They are there for your use!  Additionally, therare computeworkstations on the 3rd floor of The Brooks CollegoHealth, Buildin39, Room 3064 for student use.

    6.5 Library Facilities and Holdings

    The UNlibraris a 120,000 squarfoot facility covering four floors and containing more than 650,000 holdings including 52,00audio/visual units, 1.2 million micro format units, and 2,520 subscriptions to journals. Students will find mosof thtotiereanmore nuancecounseling,psychology,anrelateithlibrary.


    The entircarcatalois computerized and students have access to dozens of computers on eacfloor of the library.Computerized searchearaccomplished easilthrougthe library system,LUIS. The on-lincatalohaboth in-librarand remote access. Interlibrarloans througthe State UniversitSystem are available to students at nominacharges. Many documents, includinoldejournals and all ERIdocuments, armaintained on microfiche.


    C opmachinearavailable on each librarfloor. Additionally, the librarstafprovidegroup and individual instruction related to conducting computesearches, doing literaturreviews, etc. They also offecomprehensive guide to serviceavailable on-line and in harcopy.