Counseling and Psychological Services

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Our Mission

Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is an on campus mental health service within the Division of Student Affairs at Fordham University. Our mission is to promote and support students’ mental, psychological and emotional health and well-being through a range of direct clinical services; psychoeducational, outreach and prevention programs; and contributions to the mental health professions. Consistent with the University’s commitment to Cura Personalis CPS strives to foster a community of care that recognizes and values the depth, dignity, and uniqueness of all students.

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If you are experiencing a mental health emergency during our non-business hours, please contact Public Safety, 911, or go to your local emergency room.

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CPS Scope of Services for Fall 2022

CUSTOMIZED & EQUITY-BASED SCOPE OF SERVICES

During the Fall 2022 semester, CPS will begin implementing a “Customized and Equity-Based” approach to its scope of services. This approach will allow CPS to customize the type, duration and frequency of services that students receive based on numerous intersecting factors, including but not limited to:

  • Students’ presenting concerns/problems.
  • Students’ mental health, psychosocial and treatment history. 
  • Students’ sociocultural backgrounds and identities.
  • Students’ ability to access off campus services in the context of their health insurance coverage, financial resources, familial support, geographic location, etc.
  • CPS’ clinical capacity at the time a student is seeking services.

 

These factors will be assessed by a CPS clinician through an initial screening process. After this process is completed, CPS will recommend one or more of the following services:  

WALK-IN/CRISIS INTERVENTION

For students with an urgent mental health concern and require 1-2 sessions for stabilization and/or safety/treatment planning. Students can access these services by walking into or calling our office during CPS business hours.

BRIEF INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING/THERAPY

For students who are experiencing a new or temporary stressor (i.e. transitioning to college, relationship break up, grief, etc.) and would benefit from up to approximately 5 weeks of individual counseling.

SHORT-TERM INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING/THERAPY

For students with more persistent and ongoing mental health concerns (i.e. depression, anxiety, etc.) who would benefit from approximately one semester of individual counseling.

EXTENDED INDIVIDUAL COUNSELING/THERAPY

For students with persistent and ongoing mental health concerns that require services beyond one semester AND who do not have the resources to access off campus services. (These slots are limited & only offered when available)

GROUP COUNSELING

 

For students who would benefit from weekly interpersonal, support or identity-based groups. Requires an initial group screening. No session limits.

PSYCHIATRIC CONSULTATION, EVALUATION & MANAGEMENT

For students who could benefit from psychiatric medication.

PSYCHOEDUCATION/SKILLS BASED WORKSHOPS

For students who would benefit from attending workshops to learn skills for coping, stress management, emotional regulation, mindfulness, etc. 

CONSULTATION

 

For students who want to speak with a CPS counselor without entering into a formal clinical relationship.

REFFERAL TO OFF CAMPUS PROVIDERS

 

For students who either request off campus services or have concerns outside of CPS’ scope of services AND who have the resources to access off campus supports. CPS will support these students with the process of  transitioning to off campus providers.


REFERRALS TO OTHER CAMPUS RESOURCES

For students with concerns that are more effectively addressed by other Fordham resources, such as Career Services, Disability Services, Residential Life, Health Services, Financial Aid, etc.

SELF-HELP/PREVENTION

Books, apps & videos on meditation, journaling, gratitude, etc