Counseling and Support Information for Students and Employees


Counseling and Support Information for Students and Employees


Date: Fri, 17 Aug 2007 13:34:30 -0400
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Subject: Counseling and Support Information for Students and Employees

August 17, 2007

Counselors from Cook Counseling Center and ValueOptions will provide drop in counseling services from two locations, a tent on the Drillfield and in Squires Student Center: Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, August 20 and Tuesday, August 21 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cook Counseling Center, McComas Hall, will also be open Sunday, August 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday, August 20 through Thursday, August 23 from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, August 24 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For additional counseling support for students please contact Cook Counseling Center at 231-6557 or 231-6444 after hours. For additional counseling support for faculty or staff, please contact Employee Relations at 231-7772.

Counseling and Support Resources for Faculty and Staff

Tom Brown, Dean of Students, and Christopher Flynn, Director of Cook Counseling Center, will be offering a series of seminars on "Identifying and Referring the Distressed Student" tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6 from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Registration is not required. Participation is open to everyone the Virginia Tech community. Locations to be announced.

The Center for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is sponsoring a workshop on Thursday, August 30 on "Pathways to Resilience - From Surviving to Thriving". The workshop will be led by two clinical psychologists from James Madison University. Sessions will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center. To register, visit Registration is open to faculty and staff.

Faculty, staff, and dependents covered by Virginia Tech health insurance always have full access to counseling referral through ValueOptions, our EAP provider. Call 866-725-0602 anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Callers will be referred to a local counselor for an appointment.

Counselors are available to meet with departments and workgroups at their offices or other convenient locations by appointment - contact 231-7772 to request this service.

Counseling Resources for Students

Cook Counseling Center, McComas Hall (231-6557): There is no charge for counseling services for graduate and undergraduate students. Individual and group psychotherapy services are available. Groups are forming for students coping with trauma; call for information. The after hours emergency number is 231-6444.

Web Resources

Additional resources and information for the university community are available at <a href=" "></a> and Additional resources and information for students are available at

Other Counseling Resources

Mental Health Association of the New River Valley (540-951-4990) provides referrals to local counselors (no student services). New River Valley Community Services Board (540-961-8421, no student services). Psychological Services, Department of Psychology (540-231-6914) provided non-emergency counseling/therapy to students and to faculty, staff and/or family members (there is a fee for service). Family Therapy Center, Human Development Department (540-231-7201) provides non-emergency services to students, faculty, and staff (there is a fee for service).

Upcoming Events for Employees

The annual CommonHealth and Benefit Fair will be held Wednesday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Squires Student Center in the Commonwealth Ballroom. In addition to vendor&#39;s booths, there will be wellness and stress management seminars. Watch for information coming in early fall.

For more information contact Human Resources and Benefits(231-9331 or; Employee Relations (231-7772); Work/Life Resources (231-3213 or; ADA Services (231-4638); Cook Counseling Center (231-6557 or 231-6444 after hours); Dean of Students Office (231-3787); Office of Recovery and Support (231-0062); Virginia Tech Police Tip Line (231-6411).





Brent Jesiek



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