Welcome to the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic's blog!

We provide affordable, quality psychological services to the University of Southern Mississippi and Hattiesburg community. For more information, call (601) 266-4601 or visit our webpage.


Here are some of the things you can expect to find on our blog:

  • Information about our services and upcoming events
  • The latest mental health news
  • Tips for promoting health and wellness

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

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National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, providing an excellent opportunity to raise awareness about how mental health affects all of us. It is important that individuals with mental illnesses realize that they are not alone.

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Monday, June 9, 2014

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Seeking Counseling for the First Time

Counseling The decision to seek counseling is rarely an easy one to make. We often feel like we should be able to solve problems ourselves rather than seeking professional help, and the idea of sharing our personal concerns with a stranger may seem scary. Our expectations of counseling are often shaped by what we see on TV, little of which inspires confidence.

Fortunately, there are a few things you can do that will make your first counseling session easier, and they start with having an accurate idea of what to expect.

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

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Summer 2014 Hours

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Strawberry Patch Park in Madison, Mississippi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic experiences a reduced demand for services during the summer months. A relatively small number of Southern Miss students are on campus, and many of our community clients take family vacations during the summer when children are out of school. Due to this reduced demand, as well as reductions in the number of counselors available, we limit our hours of operation during June and July.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

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Clinic Closed May 1 to May 26

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Police Close (Photo credit: Alison Christine)
In accordance with the university schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will be closed from May 1 to May 26. We reopen for services on May 27 and will have reduced hours during the summer months due to the significant decrease in demand for services experienced during this time.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Does Something Have to Be Wrong With Me to Seek Counseling?

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It is a mistake to assume that something has to be wrong with you before you can benefit from counseling. We work with many people to improve the quality of their relationships, better adjust to life transitions, or foster personal growth. There is nothing "wrong" with many of our clients; they just want to improve their lives in some way.

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Doctoral Program Receives Reaccreditation From APA

We received big news today from Dr. Bonnie Nicholson, Director of Training of the Counseling Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Southern Mississippi:
I am pleased to inform you that the Counseling Psychology doctoral program received word today that we received a full 7 years in our reaccreditation cycle through the Commission on Accreditation and the American Psychological Association! 
This is great news for all graduate students and faculty associated with the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic and the Counseling Psychology Program.
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