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Consultations by phone or appointment are available for students, faculty and staff who wish to talk with a UArts Counseling staff member about a student experiencing distress, about referrals for treatment, or other issues. If you are unsure of how to work with a specific student or handle a situation, you are welcome to contact the UArts Counseling Center at 215-717-6630.

A brief consultation with a Staff Therapist may help you to sort through the relevant issues and explore alternative approaches. (Please note information below re: student confidentiality.) The Counseling Center is also able to provide referrals to other professionals in the community. If the student is reluctant to use University services for whatever reason, you can obtain appropriate referral information from a counselor to give to the student.

Referring to the UArts Counseling Center
The UArts Counseling Center welcomes faculty and staff to physically walk a student over to the Center during normal business hours if a student is willing to visit and is experiencing difficulties and requires help.

Never leave a student alone when they are in crisis; ask someone else to call our  Counseling Center (215-717-6630) or Public Safety (215-717-6666) or ask any Public Safety Officer to contact the Counseling Center or page a counselor. If no one is available to make a call for you, have the student accompany you to a phone, Public Safety station, etc.

Student Confidentiality
The staff members of the Counseling Center are under legal and ethical obligation to keep counseling information confidential. This means that they cannot tell anyone, including faculty or staff, whether a student is receiving counseling services or information that a student has shared with them.

There are only two situations in which they would be able to disclose information to you: 1) if the student's physical safety or the physical safety of others is at risk; or 2) when the student gives written permission for the therapist to communicate with you. If you would like feedback regarding the student, please let the Staff Therapist know and he/she will ask the student for permission to communicate with you.