James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services.

 

James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

Coronavirus Service Update

March 27, 2020

We are now able to offer teletherapy thanks to an emergency order from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Intake sessions for new clients will be conducted remotely. New clients should set up a screening appointment. Just call or email counseling@drew.edu  to set up an appointment. We will call you initially so make sure you can be in a private place when your session is scheduled.

We are now running several of our therapy groups remotely using Zoom through the end of the semester. 

Individual therapy will continueAll clients will now receive remote therapy. Most therapists will continue to have your therapy sessions with you at the time you normally had therapy scheduled.

Updates to these policies will be posted here if they change. Read more about Drew’s coronavirus information here.

Dealing with Coronavirus Stressors

Follow #DrewWithU and stay connected to the campus!

Active Minds  has some online resources for university students. https://www.activeminds.org/about-mental-health/be-there/coronavirus/?sm_guid=MzI5MjMwfDIyNzY2Njc0fC0xfGptYW5kYWxhQGRyZXcuZWR1fDI2MTcyNjB8fDB8MHw2OTAxNTczNnw5NTF8MHwwfHwyOTUwMTk1 

The American Psychological Association features Baruch Fischhoff, Ph.D. with an audio podcast on coronavirus anxiety. Find it at https://www.apa.org/research/action/speaking-of-psychology/coronavirus-anxiety It’s worth a listen to. You can also come in to speak with a counselor, just call and set up an appointment.

Scientific American posted an article on how to preserve your mental health while avoiding physical proximity: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-prevent-loneliness-in-a-time-of-social-distancing/

Of course, mindfulness practice can be very helpful: https://www.mindful.org/how-mindfulness-can-help-you-navigate-the-coronavirus-panic/

There are some free resources from Calm.comhttps://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

How to Use Our Services During the Coronavirus Emergency

In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) Counseling and Psychological Services will be offering remote therapy. In addition to phone sessions, remote therapy sessions will be offered over Doxy.me,  or through Zoom. If you do not have good internet access, we now have permission for the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct telephone sessions.

How to Use Our Services When Coronavirus Emergency is Over

During the regular school year, you can make an appointment to see a Counselor by calling or by visiting the McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. We are located on Drew University’s campus in Holloway Annex (in the same building as Health Services, see picture above) right up the hill from the University Commons. We are the door immediately to the left as you enter the building. You may walk in or call 973-408-3398.

After you call you will be scheduled for an appointment, it can usually be scheduled within a few days (in an emergency a counselor will see you right away). After the introductory interview, a treatment plan will be developed in consultation with the Counseling and Psychological Services treatment team. The treatment plan may be:

  • Group counselingAll requests for services are first considered for potential group membership. For a variety of problems, group treatment is more effective than individual therapy and it is especially effective for college-age people. Unlike individual therapy, group therapy is not time-limited.
  • Referral to one of our Therapeutic Workshops or Seminars, These are open to any Drew student, run on an open basis
  • Short-term individual counseling. Most of our students are seen for brief therapy (1-12 sessions). If you are to be seen for individual therapy, the team will assign you to a therapist.
  • Referrals out for more intensive or specialized treatment. There are many local therapists and treatment centers that provide long term or specialized treatment, many of whom are within walking distance to the campus.

General E-mail: counseling@drew.edu*

*Email is not a confidential form of communication. Please do NOT send emergency messages to this account, as we are not able to respond immediately.

There are no fees charged for counseling services

If You Are In Crisis on Campus

• During the Fall and Spring semesters, please walk in or contact us by phone, 973-408-3398 (Monday-Friday, 9 am - 5 pm)
• You can call Public Safety, 973-408-4444 (emergency number, available 24/7)
• Your RA or the Coordinator of Residential Engagement Director will work with Public Safety or Counseling to get you the help you need after hours.

If you have Drew's Student Health Insurance


You can call CareConnect and talk to a licensed mental health clinician any time, day or night, at 1-888-857-5462.

If you are having a psychiatric emergency and are off campus


• In Morris County, you can call Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Call 911 or your local hospital's emergency room

Other crisis numbers include:


• National Text Helpline: Text "hi" to 741741
• 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
• Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Morris Cares Sexual Assault Hotline (973-829-0587)
• Caring Contact : 908-232-2880 (7:00 am - 11:00 pm)
• National Transgender Support Line: (877) 565-8860, Eastern time: 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.

#DrewTheRightThing

#DrewTheRightThing is is an online space for students to share personal Up-Stander stories (how they intervened to help another or how they stood up for themselves and got out of a risky situation).