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Counseling and Mental Health Center

The Counseling and Mental Health Center (CMHC) assists students in coping effectively with aspects of their personal, social, and psychological welfare and growth so they may realize their full academic potential. Services include short-term individual counseling; group counseling; walk-in and telephone crisis counseling; psychiatric evaluation and medication, if indicated; and prevention and education programs designed to support student safety, growth, and development. The Integrated Health Program , a collaboration with University Health Services, offers mental health services, a self-paced MindBody Lab for stress reduction and biofeedback, and classes on stress management and mindfulness. The Voices Against Violence (VAV) program works to address and prevent interpersonal violence (sexual violence, relationship violence, and stalking) on campus. VAV offers individual and group counseling, as well as advocacy for survivors. Staff also conduct comprehensive outreach and prevention programming, including peer-education via Theatre for Dialogue. The Be That One suicide prevention program is a comprehensive program designed to promote mental health and prevent student suicide. Be That One staff offer workshops/trainings and other campus programming.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center is staffed by counseling and clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and professional counselors. It is approved by the American Psychological Association for internship training and cooperates with the Departments of Psychology and Educational Psychology and the School of Social Work in training intern and practicum students, and with the University of Texas Southwestern-Austin Psychiatry Residency Program in training psychiatry residents.

The center is committed to the promotion and affirmation of diversity in its broadest sense. Its mission requires that people of every background be able to use its services with the expectation of respectful treatment. The center’s Statement on Diversity is published online at .

CMHC programs address problems that can affect day-to-day living; respond to student crises; support student mental health, well-being, and safety; and generally prepare the student to respond more effectively to the challenges of University life. The center also provides support to the University community by consulting with faculty, staff, and administrators and by responding to traumatic events affecting University students. Prevention and outreach services are extended to the University community through educational and consultative programs.

The Counseling and Mental Health Center, is located on the fifth floor of the Student Services Building, 100 West Dean Keeton Street, and is open weekdays 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The telephone number is (512) 471-3515. The Web site is .

The center provides a telephone counseling service that can be reached twenty-four hours a day, every day, including holidays. The telephone number is (512) 471-CALL (471-2255).

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