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

Monday, June 5, 2017

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Tips for Academic Success

College can be a challenging time. Many students are transitioning from teenager to adult, making new friends, preparing for their future careers, and experiencing a brand new sense of independence. Needless to say, keeping one's grades up can sometimes be an afterthought.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

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Summer 2017 Hours

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The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic re-opens for services on June 6. Our hours for the Summer 2017 term are as follows:
  • Tuesdays 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursdays 8:00 AM - Noon
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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

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Clinic Closed Until June 6

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Consistent with the university's schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is now closed for the break between the Spring and Summer terms. We will re-open on June 6. Anyone who anticipates needing services prior to June 6 should contact another provider.

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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Our Mission

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By Credwine [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons
The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic is the training clinic operated by the Counseling Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. Our mission involves the following three components:
  • Service 
  • Training 
  • Research 

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

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What to Expect From Career Counseling

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Career counselors at the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic use cognitive information processing theory and Holland’s theory to help guide our career counseling services. In this post, we'll explain what that means for our clients and provide an idea of what to expect from career counseling.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Considering Counseling? Ambivalence is Normal

Christopher Perez
Some of our counselors have agreed to write short posts introducing themselves and providing their take on various areas of interest. In this post, Christopher Perez shares some valuable insight into what he has learned about the counseling process.

My name is Christopher Perez, and I am currently in the third year of my doctoral training in counseling psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi. My research interests relate to positive parenting practices. That is, I study what parents can do to increase the likelihood of positive mental health in their children. On the clinical side of things, I have worked with college students, Veterans, and sex offenders, with each setting offering unique challenges that stimulate my eagerness to learn more.

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