Counseling Center

Contact: Kenneth Jackson, Director
Telephone: 989-2366
Website: http://webs.purduecal.edu/counseling
Location: Gyte 5
Hours: Monday 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday  8:00 am-4:30 pm
(Evening time and day may vary; please call for further information)

The Counseling Center offers psychological and career counseling services to all currently enrolled students at Purdue University Calumet. Alumni are eligible for career services. Services are provided in an appropriate individual or group format that includes career and personal counseling, referral resources, workshops, seminars, and consultations for faculty and staff.

Additionally, students who may require medication for their psychological difficulties can consult with a licensed psychologist specializing in pharmacotherapy.

These services are provided by licensed professionals and advanced graduate students under their supervision. All services are confidential and not part of a students’ academic records.

The services listed below are provided at no additional cost.

• FACULTY/STAFF CONSULTATION

Counseling Center staff members are available to provide consultation to faculty and staff members when they have concerns about how to best deal with an emotionally distressed and/or distressing students. An informative brochure titled “Helping Emotionally-Distressed Students: A Guide for Faculty & Staff” has been developed by the Counseling Center and copies are easily available for your reference and use. Additional resources are available in the “Helping Students find their way” booklet. Counselors are available for class presentations on a variety of topics including: stress management, test anxiety, and time management.

• PERSONAL COUNSELING

Personal Counseling addresses personal concerns that may interfere with productive emotional functioning and academic success. Such concerns may include: adjustment to college, relationship problems, stress, test anxiety, family problems, sexual orientation/coming out, body image concerns, depression, anxiety, self-confidence, self-esteem, and sexual abuse. In addition to clinical expertise, psychological testing is available to guide in clinical decision-making and treatment. Medication consultation is also available to students who are engaged in counseling services at the Counseling Center. If psychotropic medications are recommended, the medications can be obtained through collaboration with the Purdue University Calumet’s Student Health Services Center or a physician of the student’s choice.

• CAREER COUNSELING

Career Counselors assist students with career decision making and individual career development. Students meet with a counselor who determins whether the career inventories (Myers Briggs Type Indicator and the Strong Interest Inventory) may be warranted.  For informtion please refer to:  http://www.webs.purduecal.edu/counseling/career-counseling/the-career-roadmap/

• WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS AND OUTREACH

Throughout the year, the Counseling Center provides various outreach events on such topics including: stalking, domestic violence, suicide prevention, depression, eating disorders, alcohol awareness, and coming out. Counselors also participate in National Screening Dates which includes screening on the following topics: Depression, Alcohol and Eating Disorders.

• INFORMATION ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

The Counseling Center provides brochures and information on issues including: depression, anxiety, time management, procrastination, substance use, relationships, assertiveness, self-confidence, eating disorders, loneliness, and test anxiety. Feel free to stop by the Counseling Center to browse and choose from a variety of these free self-help brochures or view our selection of Virtual pamphlets and online resources from the Web site: http://webs.purduecal.edu/counseling