How to Refer a Student

How to Refer a Student

How to Refer a Student

Referring a Student
We encourage the university community to make referrals to the Counseling & Psychological Services if you have concerns about a particular student. If assistance is needed, contact CPS during regular office hours and ask to speak to a counselor. In the event of an emergency situation, CPS will make every attempt to assist you immediately.

If you notice a change in academic performance or overall behavior, the student making references to self-harm or suicide, or troubling content posted on social media websites, it may be a good idea to contact Counseling & Psychological Services. To best help CPS assist the student, make an appointment to find out more information about the student's problem(s). It may also be a good idea to involve the student in the process to help ease any concerns and educate him or her on the course of action. Do not try to counsel the student yourself.

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Perhaps it is not an emergency but you think that a student might benefit from talking to someone; or maybe the student is hesitant about formal counseling and would feel better about simply meeting a counselor through an informal opportunity to just chat. Let's Talk is a program that allows students to drop in and chat with a counselor without any appointment, at private locations throughout the campus that are convenient to them. There may even be a location in your building! Click here for a schedule of times and locations throughout the week for Let's Talk.

Consultation
Counseling & Psychological Services Staff serve as consultants to individuals and groups in the Rowan community. Consultation involves sharing knowledge and expertise to assist others in responding effectively to mental health issues impacting the campus community. Consultation may take many forms, from a single contact over the phone, through email, or in person. In might also involve an ongoing relationship, for example, with a student organization seeking assistance in helping members to communicate more effectively together.