If you believe that a student would benefit from talking with a counselor, there are a number of things that you can do to make a referral:

  • Remind the student that our services are free to Bucknell students.
  • Suggest that the student take a look at the Psychological Services web page.
  • Remind the student that conversations with counselors are confidential.
  • Offer to make the call yourself to set up an appointment for the student.
  • Note that a large percentage of the student's class will have contact with our office by the time they graduate.
  • Offer to walk in with the student at the time of his or her first appointment.
  • If you yourself have ever benefited from talking with a counselor, and you are comfortable with this sort of self-disclosure, share your experience with the student.
  • It may also be helpful to remind the student that in an after-hours emergency he or she can reach the on-call counselor by dialing 570-577-1604 (x71604).

If you believe that the situation is urgent, you may want to . . .

  • Suggest that the student accompany you to our office - no appointment is necessary in an emergency.
  • Follow up with the student and ask about his or her visit to Psych. Services.
  • Stop by to consult in person with one of our counselors.
  • Call to consult with one of our counselors 570-577-1604 (x71604).

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