Introduction

The purpose of this web page is to provide faculty and professional staff with information about the Student Counseling Service, referral information, and how to assist University of Chicago students most effectively. Our goal is to help you recognize some of the symptoms of student distress and to provide some specific options for intervention and for referral to campus resources. We are available to assist you with problem situations and to consult with you on whether to intervene with a particular student.

This guide will discuss the role of faculty and staff in assisting with student problems. Guidelines are offered and each individual needs to consider what is appropriate in a given situation. Basic topics cover identifying students in distress, ways of dealing with these students and how to refer them for counseling. Dealing with the reluctant student, scheduling an appointment at SCS and confidentiality issues are also discussed. At the end of this guide, other campus resources are listed.

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