The Counseling & Student Development Center is a place for students to discuss personal, academic or vocational concerns.
Counselors are professionally trained and licensed. Services are available to students at no cost. Psychologists, counselors and social workers are bound both ethically and legally to honor confidentiality except in situations where there exists the potential of harm to yourself or others or there is evidence of current child abuse. We are committed to providing psychological services that are sensitive to each individual and to differences based on gender, race, culture, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and spiritual belief.
Your first contact with the Counseling & Student Development Center will typically be a screening interview (intake) in which you and the counselor make decisions about the type of help that would best meet your needs. || Learn more
Group Counseling/Support Groups
Group counseling gathers approximately 5-10 students to meet each weekly. These sessions are led by Counseling & Student Development Center staff. || Learn more
Counseling & Student Development Center staff are available to present lectures, workshops, and programs to your group, organization, or class. || Learn more
Students who wish to meet with our consulting psychiatrist must first meet with a staff counselor to discuss their concerns and to determine if a referral for psychiatric consultation is appropriate. On-going psychiatric treatment is only provided for students who are also working with a counselor at the Counseling & Student Development Center. Our psychiatric providers do not prescribe controlled substances (e.g., stimulants, benzodiazepines).
The Counseling & Student Development Center offers services on a scheduled appointment basis. For students who feel unable to wait for a regularly scheduled appointment, brief, one-time walk-in consultation appointments are also available week days on a first-come, first-served basis from 3 to 4 p.m. These 15-30 minute appointments give the counselor an opportunity to make contact with a student and to determine how to best be of assistance.
The Counseling & Student Development Center is one of several emergency support systems available in the case of a crisis. || Learn more
Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
The Counseling & Student Development Center offers assessment geared towards helping students explore their patterns of alcohol and drug use. This assessment is designed to help students critically examine their patterns of alcohol/drug use in a judgment-free environment. As part of this assessment, students complete the BASICS (Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students) program, which is evidence-based and has been shown to be an effective intervention. Some students schedule these appointments to fulfill a requirement stemming from an alcohol or drug violation whereas others choose to participate hoping to gain a more intimate understanding of their relationship with substances.
Counseling & Student Development Center staff offer consultation services to faculty, staff, parents, families and students regarding the psychological welfare of a particular student, as well as more general concerns (i.e., group dynamics following a crisis).|| Learn more
A program of coordinated care to help students address food, weight and body image concerns. For information, please contact the Counseling & Student Development Center (x71604), Bucknell Student Health (x71401), or the University's registered dietitian (x71401). || Learn more
Occasionally, students prefer to work with a counselor in the surrounding community or may wish to work with a counselor at home over winter break, during the summer or when on leave. Our staff can help students to find a counselor in the Lewisburg area or in the student's home community.