Individual, group counseling, and related campus programs are the primary responsibilities of the Director of Counseling and Wellness Center. The Director demonstrates excellence in myriad ways. Every two years, the Director completes 30 hours of continuing education courses, locally and nationally, to stay current on the latest trends and best practices. The Director also belongs to local, state, and national college associations. Additionally, the Director creates policy to ensure the safety of our students and campus, seeks mutual aid agreements with other colleges and universities, and creates mental wellness programming for awareness, prevention, and education.
The Director of Counseling and Wellness Center’s goal is to serve mercy students with care, compassion, and tenderness. The Director is committed to serving all students, regardless of the presenting problem, and is accepting and respectful of the diversity of the student body.
The Director of Counseling and Wellness Center demonstrates the core value of human dignity by providing unconditional positive regard, compassion, nonjudgmental attitude, empathy, and trust.
The Director of Counseling and Wellness Center aims to act with integrity, honesty and truthfulness with students and co-workers.
Sacredness of life
The Director of Counseling and Wellness Center demonstrates this core value by the development of policies such as the Mental Health Crisis Protocol. The Protocol is designed to help the campus community know how to respond to a student mental health crisis.
The Director of Counseling and Wellness Center supports the ideals of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the principles and beliefs of the Catholic faith. The Director demonstrates this by supporting the College’s programs, mission and vision.
The Director of Counseling and Wellness Center responds to those in need by giving time to volunteer, or donating to various causes. The Director strongly believes in service and encourages students to participate in the many service opportunities through Mercy College and in the community.