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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Summer 2015 Hours

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The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic reopened for services on May 26 with the following hours for the Summer 2015 term:
  • Tuesdays 1pm-5pm
  • Wednesdays 3pm-7pm
  • Thursdays 8am-Noon
All 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.
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Monday, April 27, 2015

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Clinic Closed Between April 29 and May 26

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In accordance with the university schedule, the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic will close at 5:00 pm on April 29 and reopen on May 26. We are unable to provide services during this time.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

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Myths About Therapy

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Based on interviews she has conducted with mental health providers around the U.S., Margarita Tartakovsky (World of Psychology) recently shared some of the responses she received to her question about the biggest myths about therapy. She reminds us that these misconceptions are fairly common and serve to discourage people from seeking professional help.

The myths on her list are ones we hear regularly at the Clinic from individuals seeking counseling for the first time. Examples include:
  • Therapy is only for people who are in crisis.
  • Going to therapy means there's something wrong with you.
  • The therapist is going to fix you.
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Monday, March 30, 2015

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Maintaining Mental Health Awareness

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When was the last time you took a mental health day off from work? While this might not be necessary or practical for many of us, it does highlight how we tend to pay more attention to our physical health than our mental health. And yet, it is important that we do not neglect our mental and emotional health.

Mental health awareness involves making an effort to be conscious of our needs and our feelings. This is an important part of how we prevent our stress level from building up to the point where we begin to feel overwhelmed.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

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Online Screening for Depression

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We all experience feelings of sadness at times. When faced with a significant stressor (e.g., ending a relationship, losing a job), such feelings often represent a normal reaction to loss or other stressful circumstances. These reactions tend to be brief and do not detract from one's ability to fulfill one's social, academic, or occupational responsibilities. On the other hand, some people experience a more intense and pervasive sadness, a loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy, or other symptoms of depression that seem to appear without reason and interfere with their daily life. These individuals may be suffering from depression, a common but serious illness.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

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Counseling Clinic Offers Academic Success Services

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The Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic has always provided students at the University of Southern Mississippi with assistance in achieving their personal, academic, and career goals. With recent efforts on campus to help students, parents, staff, and faculty find resources for promoting student success, we are working to inform the Southern Miss community about the services we provide in addition to personal counseling.

As a first step, we have added a page to our website describing many of our academic success services. Our academic success services include but are not limited to the following:
These services are available not only to Southern Miss students but to students at local community colleges and high schools who are at least 16 years of age. Persons under 18 must have parental consent in order to receive services through the Community Counseling and Assessment Clinic.

For more information about our academic success services, visit our website or call 601.266.4601.
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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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