Who are the Counselors?
Lansing Community College is staffed by counselors who are licensed, experienced professionals with a special interest in working with college students. We can provide confidential services, and help most by listening carefully, asking useful questions, and sometimes offering suggestions for your consideration. We don't think we have all the answers, but we believe that by working together one can arrive at some constructive ways of thinking and acting that you can use to resolve the concerns you brought to us.
Usually the first counseling session is exploratory in nature. In this first session, the counselor wants to get to know about you, your concern(s), and to help you assess how counseling services can best serve you. Succeeding sessions will be devoted to finding and exploring ways to achieve the goals you establish with the counselor. The counselor works with the counselee to discover their own unique solutions, and processes.
If you need more extensive service, or if referral is determined, your counselor can assist you in finding appropriate off-campus counseling or support services.
Ethics and Professional Standards
Lansing Community College Counselors are bound by Michigan Law to uphold strict counseling guidelines. You have the right to be treated with respect and dignity, with nondiscrimination and with sensitivity. You also have the right to an individualized service plan that reflects your problems and/or needs. You have the responsibility to choose the treatment provider and treatment method that you feel is best for you, so if you believe you are not making adequate progress, please discuss that with us. We will make every effort to assist you in attaining the treatment goals you desire or in transferring to another therapist. If you have any questions about professional standards, also please feel free to discuss them with us. The State of Michigan, Department of Commerce, Office of Health Services protects your health and safety by providing a complaint process against counselors who would commit acts of unprofessional conduct. If you are concerned, contact the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Investigations Division, Allegation Section, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, Michigan 48909 -8170 or call (517) 373-9196, Fax(517) 241-2389, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidentiality and Records:
Michigan State Law requires that you be informed of the following information: All information and issues discussed in the course of therapy are strictly confidential with the following exceptions. Information concerning treatment or evaluation may be released only with the written consent of the person treated. Exceptions to this confidentiality are made by law if there is suspected child abuse or neglect, potential harm to oneself or to others. In order to stay current and provide the best possible service, Counseling Services counselors occasionally consult with community professionals in case conferences. Names of students are not given.
Doris Roberson, Director Support Services
Gannon Bldg, Room 204
Phone: (517) 483-1924
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