Areas of service include:

  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Bereavement
  • Career satisfaction
  • Child/adolescent development
  • Crisis management
  • Financial difficulties
  • Interpersonal/family relationships
  • Job productivity
  • Mental health
  • Organizational change/development
  • Supervisory concerns
  • Workplace conflict resolution

Problems that are interfering with one's ability to function effectively at work are appropriate to bring to the assistance program. We also offer consultation for those seeking help with one of the university's related services or policies, for example, harassment, workplace violence, or sexual assault.

Costs for outside services, if referrals are made, are the responsibility of the client. Health insurance may cover some or all of these costs.

Crisis Management

University departments or groups of staff can request assistance when facing a shared crisis such as the death of a coworker, serious illness, inappropriate behavior in the workplace, crime, or workplace transition.

Assessment, Counseling, and Referral

  • You have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, receive counseling and/or referrals to appropriate outside agencies, and make decisions about how to handle your needs in the workplace.
  • Counseling is provided by a licensed, credentialed counselor.
  • Common areas of concern for staff include family relationships, bereavement, financial problems, caring for adult family members, child and adolescent development, and substance abuse.
  • Conversations with counselors are completely confidential. View our confidentiality policy (PDF).

Consultation

  • Consultations can be provided to supervisors, administrators, coworkers, or family members who have concerns about the mental health of someone else.
  • Supervisors can request assistance with managing a poorly performing employee where there is a known or suspected personal problem that is negatively affecting the employee's job performance.
  • Department leaders can request assistance with organizational change and transition or group conflict resolution. Workshops can be tailored to the unique needs of a specific administrative or faculty unit.