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College students are dealing with many issues such as stress, family pressures, loneliness and other situations.
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Students frequently ask the following questions about confidentiality:
Counseling faculty take its policy on confidentiality extremely seriously. No matter who calls seeking information about students or alumni, the answer is always something like this: "We are not allowed to disclose any information about students without a written release of information from that student. Therefore, we are not even able to tell you whether a person has ever sought services here."
That means that students can seek counseling services at Counseling Services and rest assured that no one will know their business unless the student gives his or her permission for the counselor to release information. There are only three exceptions to this policy:
Our policy about confidentiality is based on state law and the ethics of the counseling profession. We believe strongly that students should be aware of how these policies work before they begin counseling. This is known as a client's informed consent. Counselors talk with students about these and other related issues in their first session.
You can receive short-term, individual counseling. While the office of Career Development and Counseling Services offers counseling services to meet the various needs of our student population, we do not provide psychotherapy nor psychiatric care beyond crisis intervention. For those students needing such services we will work with them to find an appropriate referral source
All registered BCTC students are eligible for an initial consultation appointment with a counselor in the Career Development and Counseling area. Some students don't need more than that one appointment. Those students who need or desire follow-up sessions are seen on a short-term basis (typically 1-10 sessions), or they are referred to other area agencies for follow-up counseling.
As Counselors, we are committed to promoting the personal growth and academic success of all BCTC students. Clearly, we recognize that the college experience can be exciting and rewarding for most students. At the same time, it can also have its challenges and difficulties. Our entire area is available to provide support and help to all students. To find out more about us, visit our Counselors page.
Career Development and Counseling Services serves all BCTC campuses.
Phone: (859) 246-6550 or toll-free 866-774-4872 ext. 56550.
All services are free and confidential. Evening appointments are gladly made upon request. Sometimes there is a short waiting period to get an appointment scheduled.
Psychological crises involve two kinds of situations: medical and non-medical. However, always err in the direction of safety.
Medical Psychological Emergency - one in which a person has cut him/herself, lost consciousness, taken pills or has in another way put their physical health in danger.
Non-Medical Psychological Crisis - this might include an individual who is hallucinating, who is disoriented, who is threatening to hurt or kill self or another, or who is depressed to the extent that their functioning and/or judgment is impaired.
If you are unsure about the person's safety, or unsure about whether the person is in imminent danger of hurting self or another, or if you are unable to reach your R.A. in time, do not hesitate to call 911. Either campus police or your local police will respond. They will make a determination about whether to transport the student to the university hospital, or a local hospital.
College is about much more than attending classes. The Career Development and Counseling faculty are here to help.