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 Counseling & Student Development Center web page.
Remind the student that conversations with counselors are confidential.
Offer to make the call with the student to set up an appointment.
Remind the student that about 40% 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 our office.
Call our office to consult with one of our counselors.
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