Faculty & Staff Information
How to refer a student to CMHS
Who gets services at CMHS?
Any student registered at Storrs qualifies for services. Here are just a few of the concerns that bring students to seek counseling:
What services are offered at CMHS?
What might faculty watch out for when concerned about a student?
Why Do People Consider Using Counseling?
Counseling is a partnership between an individual and a professional who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behavior. People often consider counseling under the following circumstances:
As faculty and staff, you are often the first to notice concerning behavior from our students. If you have and concerns or questions, ask! Consult with fellow faculty members, call CMHS, contact the Office of Student Services and Advocacy and so on. There are many on the UConn campus who are here to help. Open communication is one of our best ways to reduce problem behaviors and help our troubled students.
Requests for Academic Accommodations
Students who are seeking accommodations based upon mental health concerns, particularly for time-limited or immediate issues, should be encouraged to negotiate directly with their professors. CMHS Staff may provide students with a "DOCUMENTATION OF VISIT FORM" to verify a studentís consultation at CMHS. CMHS Staff should not write directly to professors to request accommodations on behalf of a student. If students would like further guidance regarding their enrollment, withdrawal, or status, they should be referred to the Office of Student Services and Advocacy(OSSA). CMHS Staff may provide OSSA with information with a signed release of information. All other academic accommodations must be administrated through the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD). With a signed release of information, CMHS Staff may provide the CSD with clinical information to assist in their determination pertaining to an accommodation(s).
Requests for Documentation relative to Dismissal Appeals and Financial Aid Decisions:
Students seeking evidence of mental health concerns as part of appeal processes on campus (often regarding academic dismissal and financial aid decisions) will be provided with documentation of their work with CMHS. This documentation will verify visit dates, and indicate degree of compliance with treatment recommendations. Disclosure of diagnostic information will be limited to individuals who are sufficiently licensed to interpret this information, and who are engaged in the patientís care. Per our accrediting body, the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS), CMHS does not make admissions, disciplinary, curricular or other administrative decisions involving students. Per state privacy law, disclosures for the purposes of appeals require a written release of information.
Faculty & Staff Resources
How to contact CMHS