Understanding Student Counseling Services (SCC)
What We Do:
- We provide short-term therapy designed to ameliorate personal and developmental concerns that students may face.
- Appointments are generally scheduled every other week. While there is no session limit, the majority of students attend six sessions or fewer.
Limitations of SCC services:
- Some challenges are not amenable to short-term treatment such as long-standing emotional or behavioral difficulties and the necessary treatment is typically beyond the scope of the services we can provide.
- SCC can assist students in connecting with therapists and psychiatric providers in the community to receive the appropriate level of treatment.
New Student Considerations:
- SCC encourages new students and their families to carefully consider the support the student will need as they transition to meeting the demands of a rigorous art school environment. While often exciting, this transition may also be stressful.
- Students who have had the ongoing support of a therapist or psychiatrist in the past are likely to benefit from a similar level of support--at least during their first semester.
- In these instances, SCC strongly recommends that parents and students establish a relationship with a provider in the community before coming to campus to ensure students have access to ample support during their first semester.
- The SCC staff are available to meet/speak with students to help facilitate finding a provider in the community.
- An online resource that may be useful is jedfoundation.org/set-to-go/