Initial Interview. During this confidential consultation, the student has the opportunity to discuss his or her concerns. If further services are indicated, the counselor may recommend group or individual counseling, suggest further evaluation, or refer the student to other services on or off campus. Occasionally, some students find that this initial consultation meets their needs and require no further services.
Individual Counseling. Short term individual counseling may be offered to help students gain a deeper understanding of the sources of their difficulties. These insights are then translated into plans for action that the student can carry out in his or her daily life. For issues that would be better resolved through a longer-term individual approach, an appropriate referral to a community provider may be recommended.
Crisis Intervention. Sometimes, crisis situations arise that require immediate intervention (e.g. sexual assault, suicidal feelings, or death of a loved one). The student should alert ECS to the crisis nature of their situation and s/he will be seen promptly. Here is more information on crisis procedures.
Outreach. ECS seeks to build a collaborative partnership with faculty and staff to create and present educational workshops for Eastfield College students. Please contact Jeff Quan at 972-860-7371 for more information.
Consultation. Consultation by phone or appointment are available for students, faculty and staff members, or parents who wish to talk with an ECS counselor about a student suffering from emotional stress, about counseling referrals or other issues. Please note that the counselor will uphold all legal and ethical standards of client confidentiality during this consultation.
DCCCD counselors are highly qualified specialists with master's or doctoral degrees. They offer crisis intervention; brief, solution-focused counseling.
The Council publishes on-line information which continues to be a vital source of mental health information in the community.
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