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Consultation Services

Thank you for your interest in our consultation services. Our hope is that having a brief conversation with a counselor can help mitigate some of the symptoms you may be experiencing due to these unprecedented times.

Consultations are not a clinical service and do not constitute as mental health treatment or counseling session. Rather, they provide students with the opportunity to speak with a counselor about what is important to them in an informal encounter. We will listen to your concerns, provide support and perspective, as well as possible suggestions for resources.

Please read through this informed consent prior to requesting a virtual consultation from the wellness Center.

 

Informed Consent

CONSENT FORM FOR STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN CONSULTATION SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE WELLNESS CENTER

Wellness Center staff is here to provide you with support during these times. Consultation session are brief, lasting about 15 to 20 minutes long. These sessions do not constitute as mental health treatment. Should you need speak to counseling staff for further consultation, you are welcome to schedule another appointment. Please note that referrals to providers near you may be recommended for optimal care.  

 

Confidentiality: Communications between a student and Wellness Center staff cannot be shared with anyone, within or outside the University, without your verbal or written consent, unless one of the following arises:  

  • There is clear and imminent danger to an individual or the public, or cause to believe that there is a likelihood of danger to a person(s).
  • There is clear and imminent danger or likelihood of danger to yourself.
  • There is reasonable cause to believe that a child (under age 18) has been subjected to acts of abuse/neglect (physical, sexual or emotional), or if there is reason to believe that these acts will occur

These exceptions to confidentiality are rare. If disclosure of confidential information does become necessary, whenever possible, we will discuss with you any action that is being considered.

I HAVE READ THE ABOVE MATERIAL REGARDING THE RIGHTS OF CONSULTATION SERVICES UNDERSTAND ITS PROVISIONS. BY AGREEING TO SPEAK TO A COUNSELOR I AM VERBALLY CONSENTING TO THESE TERMS.

 

Scheduling a Consultation

If you verbally consent to this consent, please request a consultation by emailing the Wellness Center at wellnesscenter@judsonu.edu. A counseling staff will follow-up with your during business hours (Monday through Thursday 9AM to 4 PM).

Virtual Consultation

****4/2/2020 - This service has been temporarily suspended by the developer. We will update this section if this changes or we switch to different software.

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Be prepared for your visit by downloading the VSee application. Vsee is a simple and secure (HIPAA compliant) healthcare communications application that allows us to meet with students virtually and have their needs addressed.

To download, visit the VSee website, and then either:

  • Click on the Try The Free App button at the top of the page
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and look for the column under Basic Messenger/Free and then click on Try Now.

This will then prompt you to enter your email address and click on Get Free VSee Messenger. Follow the steps to download the app.