Student Counseling Services

  • Available for Tarleton Students who are seeking assistance with ongoing or situational psychological or behavioral concerns
  • Our services are helpful for those struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, relationship, developmental, or education concerns, trauma recovery, or suicidal thoughts
  • Services can be scheduled at the clients’ preference
  • Check out our current groups
  • We ask that you meet with one of the facilitators to see if the group is a good fit for you.
  • Groups meet weekly with 1-2 facilitators
  • Interpersonal therapy groups and psychoeducational groups are offered in fall and spring semesters
  • There is no fee to participate in groups
  • Sometimes it is difficult to know how to help someone.
  • We offer free consultation services for those who are concerned about their friends, co-workers, family, or loved ones.
  • We can help you learn how to best help them.
  • The SCS has collaborative partnerships with:
    • The Division of Student Affairs
      • Health Services
      • Dean of Students Administrative Office
      • Campus Life
      • Student Involvement, Spirit, and Traditions
      • University Police
      • Campus Rec
    • Division of Academic Affairs
      • Academic Administration and Associate Provost
      • Curriculum, Assessment and Faculty Affairs
      • Research and Dean of College of Graduate Studies
      • Outreach and Off-Campus Programs
      • Student Success and Multicultural Initiatives
      • Enrollment Management
      • Academic Deans of Colleges
    • Student Organizations
      • National Alliance on Mental Illness
      • Residence Hall Association
    • Off-Campus
      • Cross Timbers Family Services
      • Pecan Valley Centers
  • If you are experiencing a crisis outside of our normal business hours, call our number (254-968-9044) to be connected to Protocall. ProtoCall is an answering service that is staffed by licensed mental health professionals who can guide you through crises. If it is an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Programs

  • CARE Team
  • Survivor Advocacy
  • P3
  • DRIVEN
  • Substance Abuse and Violence Prevention (Link to SAVP Page)

Events and Involvement

  • T-Week
  • Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month
  • Domestic Violence Awareness
  • Mental Illness Awareness Week (NAMI)
  • Oscar P. Nights
  • School Counselor Appreciation Week
  • Healthy Relationships Week
  • Random Acts of Kindness Day (Library)
  • Eating Disorder Awareness Day
  • University Mental Health Day
  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month
  • Denim Day
  • Mental Health Awareness Month
  • New Student Registration
  • Duck Camp
  • PTSD Awareness Day

Mental Health First Aid 

  • Mental Health First Aid USA is a training designed to teach participants how to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.
  • The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it helps trainees identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. 
  • Mental Health First Aid is included on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP). 
  • Mental Health First Aid is valued at $170/participant. The Student Counseling Center is offering this course for free to students, faculty, and staff of Tarleton State University.
  • This is an 8-hour training. Attendance for all 8 hours is required for certification, however we do offer it in split session occasionally.

Green Dot

  • Green Dot is a bystander intervention program which encourages students, faculty, and staff on college campuses to be active bystanders. Green Dot equips participants with tools to be able to respond, when they see something that concerns them. It also empowers students, faculty, and staff to change the cultural norms around violence on campus.
  • The goal of this culture change is that our campus norms become: 1) Texans are not tolerant of violence and 2) Everyone is expected to do their part to prevent violence.
  • Green Dot is evidenced-based and reduces rates of sexual assault, relational/domestic violence, and stalking.
  • Green Dot principles can also be applied to other situations, such as prejudice, but it is designed to specifically address the aforementioned three forms of power-based personal violence.
  • Green Dot training is a mixture of discussion, activities, and lecture. Participation is encouraged and everyone can participate as much or as little as they feel comfortable.

Student Counseling Services is happy to come present to your class over a variety of topics, so the class does not have to be canceled. This program is available for teachers, as well as other organizations on campus. Please fill out the form below, or give us a call at 254-968-9044 to schedule a presentation! 

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