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

Monday, September 8, 2014

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Confidentiality in Counseling

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Anyone who has been in counseling or therapy will tell you that confidentiality is an extremely important consideration. In order to feel comfortable sharing our thoughts and feelings with a counselor or therapist, we must have confidence that he or she will protect our privacy and keep what we discuss confidential. We also need to be informed about the few legally-mandated exceptions to confidentiality.  

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Thursday, August 21, 2014

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Alcohol Prevention for Southern Miss Students

Cigarettes And AlcoholThe Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is now accepting referrals of traditional age Southern Miss students (age 18-25) to its Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention Program for College Students (BASICS). Referrals are accepted from faculty, staff, and students. BASICS is currently free of charge and aims to help students prevent the consequences often associated with alcohol use.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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Fall 2014 Hours

Even in Mississippi, the leaves turnThe Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will reopen for services on August 20 with expanded hours for the fall.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

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Clinic Closed Until Aug. 20

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In accordance with the university schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is closed between the end of the Summer academic term and beginning of the Fall term. We reopen for services on August 20 and will have expanded hours throughout the Fall term.

Individuals in urgent need of services prior to August 20 should contact another provider, such as:
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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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