Counseling and Psychological Services  {SF State Bulletin 2012 - 2013}

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Counseling and Psychological Services


Counseling and Psychological Services Center

The Counseling and Psychological Services Center ( provides psychological counseling to students and consultation services to the university community. The center provides an opportunity to explore freely any personal problems or concerns. Concerns are as varied as the people themselves; they include problems involving relations with parents or peers, feelings of depression or anxiety, relationship conflict, concerns about academic progress or direction, and other issues. The professional counselor faculty of the Counseling and Psychological Services Center is comprised of licensed counselors, psychologists, and clinical social workers, representing a variety of cultures and ethnicities and trained to work with the university's multicultural student body. Counseling services are available to undergraduate and graduate students and include personal and group counseling and psychotherapy, marital and couples counseling, consultation and outreach services, and referral services for students. Consultation services are also available to staff, faculty, and the university community on a variety of topics related to the emotional wellness of students. In keeping with accepted professional practice, counseling is strictly confidential, and no information is released without the student's explicit written authorization. Counseling services are free of charge to all currently enrolled students. The center is located in Student Services Building, Room 208. Appointments may be made by phone (338-2208) or in person.


Prevention Education Programs/CEASE

The CEASE (Creating Empowerment through Alcohol and Substance Abuse Education) Program is a campus-wide alcohol and other drug education program, coordinated by Counseling and Psychological Services' Prevention Education Programs, and created to educate students about alcohol and other drugs, to provide support services for all students grappling with substance problems through assessment counseling and referrals. The CEASE Program sponsors workshops and seminars, class presentations, and additionally, provides training to volunteers who work with other students, faculty, and staff to assist in creating a campus environment that reinforces healthy lifestyles. Services are confidential. The CEASE offices and Resource Center are located in Student Services Building, Room 205, and can be reached at 338-7339. Online information and assessments are available at


Counseling Clinic

The Counseling Clinic, a graduate training program, offers counseling services to students, including individual, couples, and group therapy. The interns are experienced, advanced second year graduate students in the Counseling Department. The interns work under the close supervision of the counselor faculty at Counseling and Psychological Services Center. There are no fees. Interested parties may call the clinic at 338-1024 or go to Burk Hall 117



EROS (The Education and Referral Organization for Sexuality) is a student-run education and referral center established to promote positive and healthy attitudes towards sexuality and sexually related issues. EROS services include educational programming with speakers, films, discussion groups, maintaining a lending library offering a wide selection of titles relating to issues of sexuality, keeping an up-to-date referral library, and peer counseling and referrals by trained SF State student peer counselors. EROS staff are available for drop-in information and referral services. EROS is funded by Associated Students, is located in the Student Center, and can be reached at 338-2457.


Psychology Clinic

The Psychology Clinic offers services to both students and the community-at-large. Many treatment modalities are provided, including individual, couple, child, and family therapy. The psychotherapy trainees are experienced, advanced graduate students working under the close supervision of the Clinical Psychology faculty. Clinic services are provided on a sliding fee scale, however no one is turned away for lack of funds. Interested parties may call the clinic at 338-2856 or go to the Ethnic Studies and Psychology building, room 240.


SAFE Place

The SAFE Place (Sexual Abuse Free Environment) is the campus resource center on sexual violence. It offers information, peer education, confidential crisis counseling, on-campus advocacy and referrals for survivors of sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking and relationship violence. We also offer men’s programming to engage men in addressing sexual violence.These services are available for students seeking such resources for themselves or friends. The SAFE Place also assists staff, faculty, and administrators who are working with students in crisis or who themselves need such assistance. The University policy on sexual assault is published at The University policy on sexual harassment is published at:


The SAFE Place is located in the Student Services Building, SSB 205; telephone: 338-2819. For more information go to



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