What We Offer
Students can meet one-on-one with a counselor to discuss their concerns and ways to cope. If a student’s needs would be best met by an off-campus service, referrals will be provided.
Interpersonal Process Group Counseling
Interpersonal process groups are powerful tools for growth and change. In process groups, 5-10 individuals meet face to face to share their struggles and concerns with the facilitation of a trained therapist. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness and to learn how they relate to others. Once these groups have formed, they meet confidentially throughout the semester to learn about relationships, self-awareness, identifying emotions, and trust. Contact Dr. Kylin Lee for further information.
Counseling Services offers various workshops for students where they can learn about health and wellness. These workshops are didactic and experiential in nature, and any SU student can attend.
- Guided Meditation - This is a once weekly open group, which means there is no signing up, just show up, that focuses on relaxation through guided meditation and guided imagery. This group will be held every Tuesday from 4 pm to 4:30 pm.
- Skills Groups - The Counseling Center is excited to introduce a new series of psycho-educational workshops. These workshops are designed to teach skills to boost resilence, improve performance, and reduce stress. These groups are open to all students, with no appointmnet necessary. A calendar of these groups is available on our main page (https://www.southwestern.edu/counseling-center/).
Improved relationships are the goal when romantic partners join students in counseling.
Counseling services provides educational programming, in partnership with other university services, to address topics such as sexual violence, bystander intervention, domestic violence, healthy relationships, alcohol and drug use / abuse, stress management, and life skills.
QPR is a 1 to 2 hour training for anyone interested in learning to help prevent suicide. The training is focused on recognizing the warning signs of people contemplating suicide, learning how to develop an intervention strategy, and how and where to refer a person in need.
Students who are concerned about another student can talk with a counselor about how to help that person. Parents who are concerned about their student may consult with Counseling Services about how to best help their student.
Students concerned about their alcohol and/or drug use are welcome to come in. Students placed on judicial probation for campus policy violations can fulfill their education requirements as well.
In compliance with the United States Department of Education, here is a link to Southwestern’s current Student Handbook. Please refer to Section VIII: University Policies (pgs 42 - 51) of the Student Handbook for standards of conduct regarding drug and alcohol possession and use by students. This link, to the University’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy webpage, addresses applicable legal sanctions under state laws for unlawful possession and distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol, as well as a description of the health risks associated with the use of these substances.
Self-help resources are available to students in the form of brochures, books, biofeedback, and DVDs. Assistance with outside referral resources are also provided.