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Recent empirical data indicate that nationally the prevalence of severe emotional disturbance among college students that can lead to harm to self or others is increasing significantly. Because these data mirror our own experience, the staff of the Iona College Counseling would like to assist our colleagues in encouraging students to make the best use of our clinical services. If any student with whom you have contact appears to have a psychological problem or concern which may require professional attention, please consider a referral to the Counseling Center.
Below are some behaviors that indicate that a student may be experiencing emotional or psychological problems:
Give the student your specific reason(s) for making a referral. It helps to present counseling as a positive experience that can reduce stress and pressure and enhance academic performance. You can de- stigmatize the counseling process by assuring the individual that many students use the services of the Counseling Center over the course of their college years and that this is an appropriate way to take care of oneself.
If the student is willing to accept the referral, please allow him or her to use your phone in order to immediately schedule an appointment. Your student can call the Center at 633-2038.
In this case, it is best to walk the student over to the Counseling Center, which is located on the second floor of Spellman Hall. If this is not possible, please call the Counseling Center and alert us to the fact that you have sent over a student and that it is an emergency. Your alerting us will let us know that the student should be seen immediately, rather than waiting for the next available appointment.
You are certainly free to ask the student to give you feedback regarding their following through with contacting the Counseling Center. However, please be aware that without a signed authorization, we cannot divulge any information about a student's contact with us, as we are legally and ethically bound by confidentiality.
If you are unsure about whether or not to refer a student for counseling, or if you would find it helpful to discuss the behavior of a student that concerns you, please feel free to consult with any senior staff member at the Counseling Center.
To refer a student to a member of the Counseling Center staff, please call or e-mail:
Dr. Ingrid Grieger, Director
Dr. Ismini Georgiades, Associate Director
Counseling Center Phone (914) 633-2038
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