Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams
Interdisciplinary teams of health care professionals work closely together to treat students with special needs, including eating concerns and alcohol and other drug problems. These teams also provide consultation to deans, residential college staff, athletic team coaches, faculty, parents, and friends or teammates who may be concerned about a student.
ALCOHOL AND OTHER DRUGS TREATMENT TEAM
Physicians, psychotherapists, and nurse practitioners serve students who wish to better understand their social drinking, address their alcohol or other drug dependency, deal more effectively with peer pressure to use alcohol, or discuss concerns about friends, roommates or family members. Team members provide assessment, short-term individual counseling, referral to private therapists, treatment programs and groups, and consultation to University staff and faculty members.
Counseling and Psychological Services staff are always available to respond to urgent psychiatric concerns during business hours and after-hours. Urgent psychiatric concerns, including suicidal, homicidal, or psychotic behaviors, and acute eating disorders or substance abuse are addressed. Counseling and Psychological Services evaluates urgent concerns presented by a student or someone who is concerned about the student, including a roommate, family member, dean, faculty, or coach. Counseling and Psychological Services staff are also available to respond to disasters or traumatic events that may affect an individual or groups of people.
EATING DISORDERS TREATMENT TEAM
Psychotherapists, physicians, a nurse practitioner, an athletic trainer, and a nutritionist work closely together to treat students with eating and body image concerns. The team provides confidential medical and psychological evaluation, medical monitoring, short-term individual psychotherapy, nutrition counseling, exercise consultation, group therapy, and referral to private therapists or residential treatment when needed, for those suffering, or in recovery, from an eating disorder. The team is also available to consult with coaches, deans, residential college staff, faculty, parents, and friends who are concerned about a student. Team members are involved in various outreach and educational activities on campus related to eating concerns, nutrition, and body image.
EMOTION MANAGEMENT TEAM
The Emotion Management team serves students who struggle with chronic, unstable moods and behaviors that become significant barriers to the life goals they hope to achieve. The team is composed of psychotherapists and a psychiatrist, trained in working with difficult-to-treat problems through a combination of therapies, including mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy processes. Team members provide confidential assessment, individual counseling, psychiatric treatment and group skills training. When necessary the team makes referrals to and collaborates with private therapists or treatment programs.
Physicians, psychotherapists, and health educators apply a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the connection between mind and body, to treating and preventing physical illnesses and psychological disorders.Team members provide mind/body interventions such as meditation, relaxation, cognitive therapy, and mindfulness to address psychological and physical concerns. They may refer participants to campus organizations for on-going participation in mind/body activities. Team members also collaborate with campus partners to create an environment that supports healthy lifestyles and balanced physical and emotional health.