Counseling & Psychological Services

Mission

The counseling mission of Medgar Evers College, CUNY is to motivate and assist students in their pursuit of higher education objectives and personal development for self-actualization.

Program Description

The primary function of Counseling & Psychological Services is to help students cope with academic, career, and personal challenges that may interfere with their ability to achieve academic success and actualize their human potential. The counseling philosophy of Medgar Evers College is “to motivate and assist students in their pursuit of education, career, and personal/social empowerment for life-long self-development.” Counseling is a collaborative process which involves the development of a unique, confidential helping relationship.

Mental Health Counselors provide individual and group counseling in the psycho-social areas, such as self-esteem, domestic violence, bereavement/grief, strengthening family relationships, anxiety and depression. Burke and Stefflre (1995) stated that “counseling is designed to help students to understand and clarify their views of their life space and to learn to reach their self-determined goals through meaningful, well-informed choices and through resolution of emotional or interpersonal challenges.

Services Provided

Counseling & Psychological Services facilitate workshops for students, staff and faculty regarding issues of sexual assault, psychological distress, campus violence, tobacco cessation, PTSD, and other mental health issues. In addition, Counselors utilize their skills to assist students and clients in achieving objectives through the exploration of a problem and its ramifications, examination of attitudes and feelings, consideration of alternative solutions and decision-making.