University Faculty & Staff:
to the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. As the semester begins, we think
it is timely to send this information to you regarding our services. Studies
show that what happens outside of the classroom can have a significant impact
on the performance of a student within the classroom. We believe that counseling can enable an
individual to discover effective ways of coping with problems; in turn, the
student is better able to focus on his or her academic priorities. With this in mind, the following services are
Personal counseling that
addresses a variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, grief, relationship
issues, and stress. Assessment and referral to area resources are also
Presentations and programming
encompassing many topics helpful to the overall well-being of the college
faculty regarding difficult student issues and assistance with making referrals
to our office or community resources.
with this letter, you will find a guide for assessing and helping students who
are experiencing various problems (Tips for Faculty
& Staff: Addressing the Student in Distress). Please feel free to
contact me at (920) 923-8112 if you would like more information about this
guide, counseling services, or believe your department or division could
benefit from an in-service/power point presentation. Office hours are Monday to Friday, from 8:00
a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but can be adapted to meet the needs of our students. Students in crisis are most generally
seen immediately. Other non-life
threatening situations may have a wait time of several days.
perhaps most importantly, we have in operation a Behavior Intervention Team. This group is designed to gather and assess
information about a student in crisis, design and implement an effective
response, and monitor the disposition of the case. If you are uncertain whether
or not a situation warrants a referral, feel free to contact Paul Krikau. I
encourage you to use the on-line reporting process, which can be accessed at
the following address:
information on the form will be treated with the utmost confidentiality.
are starting our second school year in our new office, located at 761 East
Division Street (across from the Regina/Naber Parking lot).The phone number at
the Counseling Center is (920) 923-8799.
We are pleased to welcome Alayne Zabel, NCC, LPC, who will be seeing
students on two days a week: Wednesday and Thursday. I am confident she will be of great benefit
to our students.
out the counseling center website www.marianuniversity.edu/counseling
for additional information. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter
and reviewing the guide.