Counseling and Psychological Services Center

InitiativesGoalMeans of AchievingOutcomeMethods of AssessmentResultsResult Use
DiversityCPSC will be viewed as a Safe Zone for LGBTQ students. All CPSC staff members will receive Safe Zone training. Our support for LGBTQ students will be communicated by the resultant window sign and word-of-mouth advertising of our affirmative nature.N/ACompletion of training will be tracked. 100% of CPSC staff members will complete training during the 2014-15 academic year.1-8-15: Training is scheduled for 3-5-15. 5-21-15: Jayson Stokes and Karlee Berezay conducted a 2-hr Safe Zone training for all CPSC staff on 3-5-15. Staff members reported enhanced understanding of LGBT students. Safe Zone signs have been displayed in the front window of the CPSC and within individual clinician offices. We are proud to communicate our support and respect for LGBT students.
LearningStudents with ADHD will receive effective care at CPSC.Students will attend multiple sessions of the ADHD Group.Students with ADHD will understand their condition and increase their ability to manage it effectively.A pre/post survey of students attending the ADHD group will be administered. At least 75% of students who attend at least 3 group sessions will report improvement in their knowledge and management skills. 1-8-15: A total of 15 unique students attended one or more sessions of the Fall ADHD group, 4 of whom completed both pre- and post-test evaluations. On a 5-pt scale, students' reported comprehensive knowledge about ADHD increased from 2.3 to 3.5, and their effective management of ADHD increased from 2.5 to 3.3. Students also reported meaningful pre/post decreases in the extent to which their ADHD symptoms were interfering with their functioning. Examples include overall mental health (4.0/3.3), work (3.0/2.3), financial management (3.3/2.8), and academic (3.9/3.5). 5-21-15: A total of 18 unique students attended one or more sessions of the Spring ADHD group, 8 of whom completed both pre- and post-test evaluations. The following meaningful pre/post decreases in the extent to which their ADHD symptoms were interfering with functioning were reported by participants: self-esteem (3.3/2.7), dating/marital relationships (3.3/2.9), academic (3.9/3.5), and daily tasks/responsibilities (4.0/3.6). Clients are clearly benefiting from the ADHD group, an efficient and effective treatment modality for this population at CPSC. Due to the drop-in nature of the group, obtaining post-test measures is difficult. Formal evaluation will continue through Spring 2015; informal evaluation via group discussion will continue indefinitely. Feedback will be utilized to tailor group content to students' needs and improve effectiveness.
OtherFaculty/staff referring students to CPSC will have a means of effectively communicating their concerns to us.A reporting form or interview guide will be created to collect information efficiently.N/AA means of communication will be developed by the end of Spring semester, 2015.1-8-15: A crisis referral feedback form has been drafted and is currently under review. 5-21-15: The Crisis Intervention Faculty/Staff Referral Feedback Form is finalized. It is available on the "Resources for Faculty and Staff" tab on the CPSC website.Faculty and staff members who contact CPSC with concerns about a student, in addition to receiving consultation from a clinical staff member, will be informed about the option to share their feedback via the newly-developed form.
LearningStudents will receive high impact training and engaged learning experiences at CPSC.An Outreach Team will be created, comprised of advanced undergraduate students in relevant fields. The Outreach Team will be trained to design and implement creative outreach activities.N/ANumber of hours devoted to outreach and number of individuals reached in this format will be tracked. An increase of at least 20% will be observed.1-8-15: During Fall 2015, the Outreach Team provided 32 hours of direct service to 624 students. Compared to Fall 2014, CPSC provided 14% more outreach hours to 24% more students. 5-21-15: During Spring 2015, the Outreach Team provided 47.5 hours of direct service to 800 students. Compared to Spring 2014, this represents a 24% increase in outreach hours to 2.5% more students.The Outreach Team concept has been proven and its success is evident not only through direct service data, but also through qualitative observations and feedback from members. Data comparisons between semesters are hindered by differences in participant counting methods. A more uniform way of tracking outreach participants at large campus events will be explored and implemented in coming semesters. The Outreach Team will expand to three members for AY 15-16.