The mission of the Counseling and Consultation Service is to provide a comprehensive array of mental health services to assess, treat, prevent, and resolve the mental health issues for OSU students. More specifically, we promote the personal well-being and academic success of students by providing comprehensive individual and groupmental health services, psycho-educational prevention, and outreach programming; by influencing the community as a nurturing environment through support, advocacy and education/training; by enhancing the academic quality of life; and by supporting the emotional, relational and intellectual development of the students served and the mental health professionals in training.
The Ohio State UniversityThe Ohio State University has one of the largest student body populations on one campus in the United States. Its enrollment of nearly 54,014* students on the main Columbus campus is richly diverse, with approximately 15% of students identifying as non-White (African American, 6.3%; Asian/Pacific Islander, 5.4%; Hispanic, 2.7%; American Indian/Alaskan Native, .35%). In addition, approximately 7.9%,or 4,238, OSU students are international. Underrepresented groups are seen as clients in slightly greater numbers at CCS than are reflected in the campus population enrollment statistics for most groups. The Counseling and Consultation Service also serves a significant representation of clients from other ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation, and disability groups. In serving such alarge and diverse student body, the Counseling and Consultation Service takes both a developmental and mental health approach. This approach is consistent with the philosophy of the OSU Division of Student Life, of which CCS is a department.
The OSU campus is located in central Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. With a metropolitan area of over 1,000,000, Columbus is geographically situated in theheart of Ohio. Social, cultural, and recreational opportunities exist to suit every taste: classical music to country, gourmet dining to "down home cooking," football to marathon racing, ballet to progressive art, and ethnic festivals to a huge state agricultural fair. An additional attractive aspect of the Columbus community is the reasonable cost of living for a city of its size and the ease oftravel within the metropolitan area.
*Enrollment figures are for Fall 2009, Columbus campus.
The Counseling and Consultation Service
The 2010-2011 CCS staff is a seasoned diverse group, which includes 22 senior staff (11 psychologists, 3 psychiatrists, 4 counselors, and 4 social workers), 1 part-time dietician, 6 post-internship clinical fellows, 5 psychology interns, 2 social work interns, 3clinical counseling interns, 5 practicum students, 1 psychiatric fellow, and 9 support staff. We also usually have adjunct clinical staff who help us provide some evening services. Predoctoral psychology interns are considered an integral part of the staff and are included in all functions of the agency. The CCS staff employs an energetic, innovative, and multicultural group of people who sustainthe high level of activity necessary to meet the demands of a large university. Clinical service and training are given high priorities, with room for staff members to pursue projects of particular interest to them. Administration of the center is decentralized, giving all staff members the opportunity to be involved in planning and decision-making. Psychotherapy and supervision training at CCS isenhanced by digital recording capabilities installed in each intern’s private office.
The CCS is housed on the 4th floor of the state-of-the-art Younkin Success Center. The Success Center was designed to provide a variety of offices to support students' success at The Ohio State University. The other offices comprising the Success Center are: 1) Career Connection (a career counseling unit...