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

We provide affordable, quality counseling and 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

Friday, January 15, 2016

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Spring 2016 Hours

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The University of Southern Mississippi's break between semesters concludes this week, and the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will reopen for services on January 19.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

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Clinic Closed Until January 19

Falk Oberdorf Wiehengebirge Winter HeidbrinkIn accordance with the university schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will close on December 3 and reopen on January 19. We are unable to provide services during this time. Anyone needing services prior to January 19 should contact another provider.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

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Student Counseling Services Moves to New Location

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At the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, we work with a number of agencies in the Hattiesburg area to make sure that people seeking counseling and other psychological services find providers who are best able to meet their needs. On the University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg campus, we often refer students with needs we are unable to meet to Student Counseling Services.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

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Fall 2015 Hours

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The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic reopens for services on August 19 with the following hours for the Fall 2015 semester:
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Clinic Closed Between July 24 and August 19

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In accordance with the university schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will close on July 24 and reopen on August 19 with expanded Fall hours. We are unable to provide services during this time. Anyone needing services prior to August 19 should contact another provider.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

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History of the Clinic

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The earliest version of what is now the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic was planned and constructed under the guidance of Dr. Ken Gutsch as part of the original construction of Owings-McQuagge Hall, completed in 1964. At this time, the Clinic was located across the hall from its current location in what is now the Counseling Assessment Lab.

This space featured microphones wired to observation stations and one-way mirrors. This allowed faculty supervisors to monitor counseling sessions as they were taking place using headphones. In some cases, counselors-in-training utilized earpieces so their supervisor could communicate with them directly. While this sort of technology might seem primitive by today's standards, it was innovative for its time.

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