ConsultationsFaculty or staff members who have concerns about a student may consult with a clinician in the Counseling Center by calling 410.837.5159 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.). We provide support and information when a referral for services may be needed. Consultative services are also available to help parties affected by campus crises. For more information, please see the Mental Health Emergencies referral guide.
At-Risk Gatekeeper Training is one way the Counseling Center provides information to the UB community regarding mental health issues and psychological distress. The online gatekeeper training curriculum now includes the following topics:
- At-Risk College Students: “How do I help a distressed student I’m concerned about?”
- At-Risk LGBTQ on Campus: “How can I help create a non-discriminatory environment for LGBTQ students?”
- At-Risk Veterans on Campus: “How can I better understand and support student veterans/military personnel?”
All gatekeeper training programs may be accessed through the Maryland Supporting Student Mental Health Program.
Request An Outreach Workshop
Outreach Workshops may be requested by a member of the UB campus community for a class or for any type of student group. All workshops are facilitated by Counseling Center professional staff and counselors in training. In general, these workshops last between 30-50 minutes and cover the following topics:
- Introduction to Counseling Center Services
- Stress Management
- Coping with Adverse Events-Building Resilience
- Mindfulness and Mental Health
- Grief and Loss
Descriptions for each workshop listed above are available on the Workshops page.
If you would like to arrange for a workshop, follow these steps:
- Complete an Outreach Workshop Request Form at least three weeks before the desired workshop date.
- Expect to be contacted by the Outreach Request coordinator to discuss your request.
- Make any necessary scheduling and publicity arrangements.
UB Employee Assistance ProgramFaculty and staff at UB are eligible to use the Employee Assistance Program, a free confidential service which offers support in creating a satisfactory work and life balance.