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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

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Southern Miss Launches Student Success Website

The University of Southern Mississippi's Student Success Committee is launching a new website this week to provide students, parents, staff, and faculty with useful resources for enhancing student success. Student Success at Southern Miss is designed to make it easier to find a variety of relevant information, ranging from where to park on campus to tips for avoiding plagiarism.
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Thursday, January 8, 2015

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Spring 2015 Hours

Beautiful spring seasonThe Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic reopens for services on January 12 with new hours for the Spring 2015 term:
  • Mondays 8am-5pm
  • Tuesdays 8am-7pm
  • Wednesdays 8am-5pm
  • Thursdays 8am-7pm
  • Fridays 9am-Noon
Services are provided by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, please call 601.266.4601. Additional information about our services can be found on our website.

Photo by Burim Syla (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
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Friday, December 5, 2014

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Clinic Closed Until January 12

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The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is now closed for the break between the Fall and Spring academic semesters at the University of Southern Mississippi. We will reopen for services on January 12.

Anyone needing mental health services prior to January 12 is encouraged to contact another provider who may be able to offer services during this time.
Additional information on emergency mental health resources in the Hattiesburg area can be found here.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

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Low Cost Health Care Resources in Hattiesburg

The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic often sees clients who would benefit from visiting a health care provider but are having difficulty affording it. Fortunately, there are some options in the Hattiesburg area for low cost (even no cost) health care services.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Emergency Mental Health Resources in Hattiesburg

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The Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The building is part of the University of Southern Mississippi Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic, we often work with individuals experiencing mild suicidal thoughts without serious intent to harm themselves. These thoughts are fairly common, and our counselors are trained to assess suicidal thoughts as a part of routine care. At the same time, we have some important limitations as a training clinic that prevent us from accepting clients with more serious suicidal thoughts, multiple risk factors for suicide (e.g., previous suicidal behavior, serious medical conditions, ongoing substance abuse, pervasive hopelessness), or other mental health problems where access to emergency/crisis services is likely to be necessary.

When we determine that an individual seeking services or a current client needs a higher level of care than we can provide, we will refer him or her to a treatment provider who can better meet these needs. Here are some of the resources we use:


Additional Resources for the University of Southern Mississippi's Hattiesburg Campus

  • University Police - 601.266.4986 (emergencies on campus)
  • Student Counseling Services - 601.266.4829 or 601.606.4357 after hours (walk-in services during business hours; on-call counselor available after hours)
  • For situations that are not emergencies but where a member of the Southern Miss community is concerned about a student, they can make an anonymous report through the USM CARES program.
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Clinic to Provide Free Adult ADHD Screenings

Project 365 #147: 270509 Testing Times AheadAs part of ADHD Awareness Month, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is providing free ADHD screenings to adults (age 18+) at the end of October. The screenings, which will take about 5-10 minutes, will be conducted by graduate students in the Counseling Psychology program at Southern Miss.

Brief screenings cannot determine whether someone meets the diagnostic criteria for ADHD; they are designed to identify individuals who may benefit from more comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.

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