Introduction to the Student Counseling Center:
The Student Counseling Center (SCC) on the Texas Tech University campus promotes each student's learning experience by providing psychological care and mental health education to students and the campus community. The SCC provides a nurturing and challenging environment where students can maximize their potential, reaches out to address issues of importance to a diverse university population, encourages academic growth and social success through enhancing self-esteem, provides quality supervision and experiential learning for trainees in the psychological profession, addresses students' psychological impairments and intervenes to restore healthy functioning when possible, and provides the highest standard of care in the provision of psychological services. The SCC is committed to the values of respect for diversity and individuality, the importance of balancing academic, personal, and social pursuits, the integrity and responsibility for individual choice, self-knowledge and self-efficacy, and advocating for social justice and human dignity. Counseling staff can expect to engage in the following modalities: Individual and group therapy, supervision and outreach, Supervision of rotations where that are strong suits, and diversity training.
The Student Counseling Center provides psychological care and educational experiences for TTU students to help maximize their overall wellbeing and academic success. Vision Statement The Student Counseling Center (SCC) aspires to professional mental health association (e.g., American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, National Association of Social Workers, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy) standards of excellence in practice for its provision of student psychological services and accreditation standards for clinical supervision of professionals-in-training.
• Respect for diversity and individuality; • The importance of balancing academic, personal, and social pursuits; • The integrity and responsibility of individual choice; • Self-knowledge and self-efficacy; and • Advocating for social justice and human dignity.
Statement on Diversity
At the Student Counseling Center, we celebrate and affirm the differences among people from all walks of life. We embrace a definition of diversity that includes ethnic/racial identity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, sex, religious beliefs, socioeconomic status, gender identity, nationality, body shape/size and disability in general. Our commitment to serve students and the campus community is built on the framework of our values as a multicultural agency that affirms the | 7 ? Uniqueness and potential of individuals and that strives towards promoting social justice for all persons. We have also started a standing antiracism and Social Justice meeting to discuss race and ethnicity and how it affects us all differently, hoping to learn from each other's experiences, and generally educate ourselves in this domain. This work includes readings like “How to be an Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi, watching movies about racism, most recently “American Son” and “13th”, and attending webinars such as those hosted by Dr. Kathy Obear in which she focuses on how to create inclusion and how to assess whether an organization is ready for change. We use these as discussion points and apply them to help assess growth within the center and to obtain information that can guide us in creating positive change in the area of racial diversity. The group/meeting is open to any Student Counseling Personnel who wish to participate including interns. This group meets twice a month.