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Consultation

At times an individual or group experiences acute distress or has an important issue that requires prompt attention. Staff from the Counseling Center are available to consult with faculty, staff, or students about the mental health needs of students or employees. In addition, senior staff from the Center serve as resources for organizations or units within UIC who wish to improve organizational communication or seek assistance in administrative problem-solving.

To request a consultation, call the Counseling Center at (312) 996-3490 and ask to speak to either the Clinical Director, Dr. Karen Maddi, or any staff counselor who is available.

Programs and Workshops

If you are interested in a having the Counseling Center provide a workshop or program please direct your request to Danielle Simmons, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Outreach, by completing the Outreach/Presentation Request form and submit it via email (drdjs@uic.edu) or fax (312) 996-7645. After making your request, our Outreach coordinator will review it and be in contact with the requestor, typically within 3-5 days of your initial request.

While we will make every effort to meet requests, certain peak times of the year do not allow us the time or resources to do outreach programs. Ultimately, it is best if you give us at least two weeks notice for a presentation and that you can assure that at least 10 participants will attend. If we are unable to meet your need, we will suggest other resources to you or discuss another time of the year when we might be more available to meet your needs.

Liaisons

We have designated specific UIC Counseling Center staff members to be liaisons to many colleges, units and support services offices across campus. The liaison is a valuable resource for that particular area and you can direct your questions to that individual. The liaison can offer consultation to your specific unit and/or provide you with specific workshops or programs for your particular unit. If you have more questions or concerns about our liaison relationship program, please contact the Assistant Director for Outreach - Dr. Danielle Simmons.

Liaison/Consultation Roles (as of August 2014)


Colleges Faculty/Staff
Applied Health Sciences Jenna Bauer
Architecture and the ArtsKaren Maddi
Business Administration Kurt Stevens
Honors Kurt Stevens
DentistryKaren Maddi
Education Jenna Bauer
Engineering Jeanette Simon
Graduate Jenna Bauer
Liberal Arts & Sciences Kurt Stevens
Medicine Heather Frank & Marisa Serrato
Nursing Jenna Bauer & Marisa Serrato
Pharmacy Stephanie Benedict
Public Health Heather Frank
Social Work Heather Frank & Luis Salas
Urban Planning & Public Affairs Stephanie Benedict
  
Programs Faculty/Staff
Academic Center for Excellence Joe Hermes
AAAN/African Am. Cultural Cntr. Danielle Simmons
AARCC/Asian American Cultural Yoko Mori
Athletics Kurt Stevens & Rebecca Hubbard
Campus Housing Jenna Bauer (West Campus)
Heather Frank (East Campus)
Stephanie Benedict (South Campus)
Campus Ministries Joe Hermes
Campus PoliceJoe Hermes & Karen Maddi
Campus Programs Danielle Simmons
Career Services Jeanette Simon
Children's Center Yoko Mori
Commuter Center Danielle Simmons
Disability Resource Center Heather Frank
Family Medicine/Student Health Joe Hermes, Karen Maddi & Marisa Serrato
Financial Aid Kurt Stevens
Gender & Sexuality Center Stephanie Benedict
International Services Yoko Mori
Language and Culture Learning Cntr. Jeanette Simon
LARES/Latin Am. Cultural Cntr. Heather Frank & Luis Salas
Legal CounselJoe Hermes & Karen Maddi
Library Yoko Mori
Native American SupportStephanie Benedict
NPI/CampusCare Joe Hermes, Karen Maddi, & Marisa Serrato
Office of Applied Psychological Services (OAPS) Luis Salas & Karen Maddi
Office of Diversity Joe Hermes
CHANCE Program Danielle Simmons
Office for Student Veterans (DOS)Stephanie Benedict
Student Development & Student Orientation Committee Danielle Simmons
Psychology Department Yoko Mori
TRIO Danielle Simmons
University Hospital/ER (DOS) Joe Hermes & Marisa Serrato
The Wellness CenterJeanette Simon
Womens Affairs/Advocacy Ntwk Jeanette Simon
The Writing Center Jeanette Simon
  
Chancellor's Committees (CC) Faculty/Staff
CC on the Status of Asian Americans Yoko Mori
CC on the Status of Blacks Danielle Simmons
CC on the Status of Latinos Luis Salas
CC on the Status of LGBTQI People and Allies Kurt Stevens
CC on the Status of Persons w. Disabilities Heather Frank
CC on the Status of Women Jenna Bauer


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