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The Counseling Center provides a wide range of counseling, testing, psychiatric and holistic health services to support students as they work to reach their educational goals.
The primary mission of the Counseling Center is to support Georgia State University students in achieving their personal and educational goals by enhancing their mental and emotional health, interpersonal relationships and academic performance through accessible, professional, culturally competent and empirically supported services. The Counseling Center is committed to promoting inclusion, with services designed to provide respectful treatment to students of every background.
The staff also provides assistance to faculty, administrators and staff in assisting students in distress, enhancing the learning process and providing guest lecturers for classes.
The Counseling Center is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, health educators and a nutritionist in the Mind-Body clinic. The Counseling Center staff is diverse in many ways, including age, gender, race, sexual identity, religious background and national origin.
The Counseling Center hosts a biennial Cultural Competency Conference in collaboration with other campus stakeholders. Recent keynote speakers at the conference include Nikki Giovanni (2014), Deepak Chopra (2012) and Alice Walker (2010). The conference provides two days of continuing education opportunities for ongoing cultural competency development for psychologists, social workers, counselors and health care professionals.
In addition to the American Psychological Association (A.P.A.) accredited doctoral internship program, the Counseling Center offers an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers member postdoctoral fellowship and a psychiatry fellowship through the Emory University School of Medicine. The Counseling Center is accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services (I.A.C.S).