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Student Counseling Center: COVID-19 News and Updates

Updates for Students (as of May 05, 2020)

FOR STUDENTS STAYING IN TEXAS

We are not able to offer in person sessions at this time. We will be offering phone and tele-consultation sessions. Please check your emails for more information or email the SCC at veve@uthscsa.edu .

We will advise students of any changes in service delivery as soon as possible.

FOR STUDENTS LEAVING TEXAS 

We will encourage you to see a provider in your community or city.  We may be able to provide suggestions on resources to find providers. Another option is to access our Crisis Phone Line by calling 210-567-2648 and pressing 2 when prompted in order to speak with a clinician and receive crisis mental health services.

POTENTIAL NEW CLIENTS

If you are not already an established client at the SCC and are interested in our services you can call our office and leave your name and contact information via voice mail or you can email veve@uthscsa.edu . You will need to complete some documents that will be emailed to you and need to be returned when completed.

Additional Supports to UT Health San Antonio Students.

THRIVE is a Free Self-help Resource. Get the app on your phone today! Click either of these links to get it in the app store for your iphone or Android

Therapy Assisted Online – TAO is a Self-Help resource. It includes modules on managing stress, anxiety, relationships, mood and health and wellness.

 

Crisis Phone Line

A free 24 hour support line for UT Health San Antonio students!

Call 210-567-2648, listen to the recording, when prompted, press option 2, and you will be connected to a mental health provider who can help you through any immediate mental health concerns.

Managing Concerns and Emotions about COVID-19 TIPS:

  • Seek accurate information and limit exposure to social media and news reports that provide no new information or inaccurate information. Here are some reliable sources of information:
  • Keep things in perspective.Take a deep breath and stay focused on what the situation actually is, rather than the worst-case-scenario. It can be helpful to shift your focus to things within your control rather than things outside your control.
  • Acknowledge reactions. Allow yourself time to reflect on what you are feeling and how you may be reacting to any fears and uncertainties.
  • Maintain your normal day-to-day activities and keep connectedResist withdrawing and isolating yourself.  Maintaining social networks can foster a sense of normality and provide valuable outlets for sharing feelings and relieving stress. Feel free to share useful information you find on governmental websites with your friends and family. It will help them deal with their own worry. If your day to day activities are disrupted by college closings, attempt to create structure in your day by: scheduling a normal bedtime and wake up time; structuring your time with hobbies, homework, reading, etc.; scheduling regular phone/video contact with friends and family
  • Follow the prevention and protection tips given by medical professionals such as the Amherst’s Student Health Services, national medical authorities, and your own medical doctor.
  • Practice calming rituals. Stay grounded in the present moment, which can help you maintain an internal sense of stability and balance when outside events feel threatening.
  • Seek supports & use campus resources. Reach out to friends and family and learn about on-campus and off-campus resources that are available. If you or someone you know has high distress that does not seem to be lessening, talk about it with others, or contact the Counseling Center or the Dean of Students Office. Your campus community is here to help!
  • Avoid stigmatizing or generalizing. Remember to keep in mind the kindness and empathy with which we strive to treat one another at all times as we address this challenge together.Be aware if your behavior or attitudes change towards others from another country, and avoid stigmatizing anyone who is sick as potentially having the Coronavirus.  Often when there is uncertainty, our thoughts can become more less compassionate and more fear-based.

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OUR SERVICES

Personal Concerns

  • Increasing self confidence and coping with self doubt
  • Managing stress effectively
  • Coping with feelings of depression and/or anxiety
  • Developing self assertion
  • Overcoming self-defeating behavior
  • Relationship issues

Medication Consultation

  • Evaluation and medication treatment
  • Medication management

Academic Difficulties

  • Test or performance anxiety
  • Conflict with instructor or clinical supervisor
  • Organizing and learning course objectives
  • Time management

Career Issues

  • Clarifying career goals and interests
  • Confronting doubts about career choice
  • Identifying a specialty interest

Substance Abuse

  • Evaluation
  • Referral
  • Consultation
  • Education

Massage Chairs

  • We have 2 Massage Chairs for your relaxation!
  • Each Massage session is 20 minutes in duration
  • You can either drop-in or call in to schedule an appointment for Massage Chair use

     Both Massage Chairs are Free to Use! Come out & Relax with us!  

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Format of services

Individual counseling, couples counseling, medication consultation, telephone consultations, workshops that focus on study skills, time management, stress management, or other topics may be arranged for a group by contacting the office.

Advanced trainees do not provide treatment or evaluation for students from the same training pathway.  Psychological evaluation and/or treatment will not be provided by personnel with a role in an individual student’s evaluation and progression in an academic curriculum.

Policy on providers of care to medical students: http://som.uthscsa.edu/StudentAffairs/documents/ProvidersCareMedicalStudents.pdf

 

Message for Medical Students

Commencing Academic Year 2015-16, all mental health services for students in the School of Medicine (SOM) will be exclusively administered through the Student Counseling Center (SCC).  The SCC is resourced to serve the specific and unique needs of the medical student population and ensure privacy and confidentiality.  All providers in the SCC are divorced from any role in student academic performance evaluations/assessments.

The SCC provides psychiatric and psychological mental health services under the direction of Mia Veve, Ph.D., Director of the Student Counseling Center, and SOM psychiatrist, Julie Bailey, MD.  Dr. Bailey maintains regular SCC office hours and she (or alternate physician designee) is accessible through the SCC for emergency situations.  For after-hours crisis intervention (outside SCC hours of 8am-5pm Monday to Friday) students are to use the ProtoCall Answering Service that can be accessed by calling 210-567-2648, listen to the recording, press 2 when prompted to speak with a mental health provider.

All services with the SCC are provided free of charge to all SOM students.

For SCC appointments for therapy or psychiatric services, medical students should call the SCC at 210-567-2648, or visit us in person during office hours of 8am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

How to Schedule an Appointment?

You can make an appointment by calling (210) 567-2648, emailing veve@uthscsa.edu, or coming to the Student Counseling Center between the hours of 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

 

 

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