Counseling & Psychological Services

Emergency Guide - Faculty & Staff

Location
The Wellness Center
Winans Hall
201 Mullica Hill Rd.
Glassboro, NJ 08028
Phone: 856-256-4333
Fax: 856-256-4427

Office Hours
8:00am to 6:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

8:00am to 8:00pm Wednesday

8:00am to 4:00 pm
Friday

Emergencies During Office Hours
Visit the Wellness Center and ask to speak with someone immediately

After Hours Emergencies
Call Public Safety at
256-4911 and ask for Counselor on Call


Keeping Appointments
We ask that you please contact the Wellness Center in advance to cancel appointments you are unable to attend, so that the appointment might be made available for another student.

Psychiatric Services

General Information
If you need to have a consultation with the CPS psychiatrist, you must be a currently enrolled student at the university. The majority of students receiving psychiatric services at CPS must be referred by their CPS counselor. It may take up to several weeks to see the psychiatrist initially. Students who already have their own psychiatrist at home will be encouraged to maintain a relationship with their current psychiatrist. Counselors will make psychotherapy treatment recommendations, including referrals to see the psychiatrist for evaluation and medication management as appropriate.

First Session
Your first appointment with our licensed psychiatrist lasts about one hour. At this initial session you will be asked questions about your symptoms, concerns and current medications. There is no fee for psychiatric services; however, you will be responsible for obtaining any prescribed medications.

Subsequent Sessions
Follow-up sessions generally last anywhere between 15-30 minutes, allowing the psychiatrist to monitor your response to any medications as well as recommend any changes in dosage in order to best help you.

Asking Questions
It is important that you make an informed choice about any treatment you decide to undertake. Therefore, during the initial and subsequent sessions with the psychiatrist, you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have about psychiatric treatment and talk about concerns you may have about any recommended medications. NEVER stop or adjust medications on your own.

Be Consistent
For your health and welfare, it is absolutely essential that students receiving psychiatric care and medications keep all appointments whenever possible and strictly adhere to the prescribed guidelines and dosages of medications. Students who begin psychiatric care with the CPS psychiatrist and who then become noncompliant with either treatment recommendations or attendance expectations may be referred elsewhere for services.

Counseling & Medications
Clinical research indicates that most people who are prescribed psychiatric medications have better clinical outcomes with longer lasting positive effects if they simultaneously participate in counseling or psychotherapy.

It is our usual practice that consultation with our psychiatrist is available only for students concurrently participating in counseling.

Canceling Appointments
It is very important to attend any and all meetings you have scheduled with the psychiatrist. The psychiatrist has a limited schedule and is only available select days per week, making any missed appointments a missed opportunity for another patient and making it more difficult for you to reschedule. Please cancel any appointments in a timely manner by calling Counseling & Psychological Services. Our contact information is located at the right side of the screen.