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Making a Referral

Call: (305) 626-3138

Faculty & Staff Alert

It is important for faculty and staff to refer students who seem to need help. Your interest in students’ well-being can make an important difference in their life. It is best to approach the students first and meet with them privately to help minimize embarrassment and defensiveness . Listen to the students carefully, express your concern, don’t rush to give advice, and recommend counseling from a therapist at the Center. Offer to call for an appointment with the students, walk them over, use a referral form, or, at the very least, give them information on how to contact us. The staff of the Counseling Center is subject to confidentiality guidelines, and we work within the ethical principles of confidentiality laws designated by the State of Florida.

Common Warning Signs for Counseling Referral

Academic Problems:

  • Career and Course Indecision
  • Excessive Procrastination
  • Uncharacteristically Poor Preparation or Performance
  • Repeated Requests for Extensions or Special Considerations
  • Disruptive Classroom Behavior
  • Excessive Absence/Tardiness
  • References to Suicide or Homicide in Verbal Statements or in Writing

Interpersonal Problems:

  • Dependency on Advisor/Faculty/Staff
  • Student Isolating Self from Others
  • Disruptive Behavior
  • Hanging around Office
  • Inability to Get Along with Others
  • Complaints from Other Students
  • Abusive Relationships

Behavioral Problems:

  • Change in Personal Hygiene
  • Dramatic Weight Gain or Loss
  • Frequently Falling Asleep in Class
  • Irritability
  • Unruly Behavior
  • Impaired Speech
  • Disjointed Thoughts
  • Tearfulness
  • Intense Emotion
  • Inappropriate Responses
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Physically Harming Self

Contact the Center at 305.626.3138 for additional information