Pros: Direct client contact, flexibility, equal participation in the decision- making process, work ethic, collaboration
Cons: Limited diversity, lack of adequate staff, limited physical space
• Conduct bio- psycho- social- spiritual assessments, diagnostic assessments, treatment planning and evaluation
• Provide individual counseling to students experiencing Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Eating Disorders, Substance Use, anxiety disorders, and relationship issues
• Provide psycho- education regarding mental health disorders
• Provide alcohol screening services and diagnostic evaluations
• Present cases in group and individual supervision
• Co- facilitate Relationship and Empowerment Task Force
• Maintain and update clients' records
• Conduct referrals to community organizations
Knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences around counseling, direct client contact and mental disorders highly increased through weekly supervisory sessions, direct client contact and inter-professional collaboration.
Most enjoyable part of the job: Interactions with clients and coworkers
Hardest part of the job: Lack of adequate physical space
Overall, the Marywood University, Counseling/ Student Development Center, offers a welcoming and supportive environment that encourages both independent work and teamwork, mutual respect, and collaboration. Its major strength is the interdisciplinary collaboration through which staff has the ability to exchange views and opinions and learn from various disciplines.