Description of Services
Typical issues that are addressed in counseling may include:
- Adjustment Problems
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss
- Job Loss
- Parent-Child Conflicts
- Relationship Conflicts
- School and/or Studying Problems
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Time Management
Types of services
Counselors utilize a variety of empirically-based therapeutic modalities to provide services that are personalized, collaborative, goal-oriented, and time-limited. Master's and Doctoral students conduct client screenings, intake interviews, and group and individual counseling.
Group counseling is available for the addressing the following topics:
- Wellness group that promotes healthy coping strategies
- Parenting group for parents of teenagers
- Anger management
Differences between the NCSB-ODU Clinic and other clinics
Unlike other outpatient clinics, the NCSB-ODU Clinic uses master's level and doctoral level counseling students as the primary providers of counseling services. Because of this, graduate counseling students receive on site supervision, training, and support from licensed professional counselors as well as license-eligible doctoral candidates who oversee the clinic.
Additionally, those providing counseling may also request to tape sessions for the sole purpose of supervision. Video recording will focus on the student and assists supervisors in providing the most accurate feedback possible. This clinic values the confidentiality of the client and as such takes every appropriate precaution when dealing with sensitive documents that possess identifying client information. Student counselors and university/faculty supervisors are professionally and ethically bound to preserve the confidentiality of all personal information that is revealed by the client in a counseling relationship. The only exception to this is if a client proves to be at clear and imminent danger of harming himself/herself or others.
Because of the partnership that ODU has with the NCSB, clients may receive more extensive clinical services by licensed professionals within the NCSB if deemed necessary upon further assessment.