Welcome Faculty and Staff!

As individuals who work closely with TAMU-SA students, you may encounter distressed students in your offices or classrooms. Your role could be a crucial and positive one in identifying and referring students who are experiencing some difficulty with academic, career, or personal concerns.

What You Can Do

You may want to call Student Counseling & Wellness for a consultation to discuss your concerns about a student. Or, we recommend you document your concerns in a CARE report. 

OR

Talk to the student directly and express your concern. Give the student the the Counseling & Wellness phone number (784-1331) and location (Patriots' Casa, suite 212) and encourage him/her to make an appointment.

If the situation is an emergency, call UPD immediately (210.784.1911). If a student has a weapon or threatens you, call 911.

We consider a situation to be an emergency when there is:

      • Imminent danger of physical harm to self and/or others, and/or

      • Disabling emotional distress, e.g., insomnia, uncontrollable crying, agitation, inability to manage daily tasks.

What We Do
Assessment of the Student: In the initial interview a counselor will assess the student's needs and what services may be appropriate. The following options may be considered:

      • Further assessment using career, learning skills, and/or psychological testing

      • Individual, group, couples, or family counseling sessions

      • Referral to other departments or services on campus and/or in the community

Services Offered at the Counseling Center

      • Anonymous Online Mental Health Screenings (CollegeResponse.Org)

      • Group Counseling

      • Gender Identity | GLBTQ Concerns

      • Outreach Services & Programming

      • Short-term Mental Health Services

      • Suicide Prevention Training (QPR)

      • Victim Support Services

      • CARE Report 

Follow-Up

We understand that you may be interested in the progress of the student you have referred; however, we are bound by the principles of confidentiality as defined by the Ethical Principles of Psychologists (American Psychological Association) and can release information only with written permission from the client.

We Can

      • Answer your questions concerning steps to take in assisting students in coming to Student Counseling & Wellness

      • Offer you information about counseling concerns and problems in general

We Cannot

      • Say whether a student is being seen here or has kept an appointment

      • Discuss the content of sessions

      • Discuss treatment plans or progress

A student may find it in his/her best interest for information to be shared with faculty, staff, a family member or significant other. A student must complete a release form to the office of Student Counseling & Wellness Services for information to be shared with anyone. The release form must be completed, signed, and dated.