The Counseling Center staff is available to provide presentations to classes and student groups on a wide variety of topics such as information about the our services, time/stress management, healthy relationships, communications skills, overcoming math anxiety and more.
Occasionally, you will encounter a difficult student who will create issues during class. Read over these helpful Classroom Management techniques so you can be prepared when a problem arises and feel more comfortable dealing with it.
Students will often come to faculty or staff members seeking help. When talking to the student, you may realize that the problems being communicated are beyond your scope of knowledge. If the student opens up to you, she/he clearly feels that your relationship is a valued one. Your opinion will most likely be heard, so students may welcome the referral to counseling services.
Visit the Consultations and Referrals page for more information about referring a student.
If you become aware of a student who is thinking about suicide, please make an immediate referral to the Counseling Center, Bldg. S, Room S136. Please call 972-860-4673/4339 for a consultation if you are unsure how to handle this situation or if the student is reluctant. If a student clearly states the intent to commit suicide, call the campus Police Department by dialing 9-1-1 from a college phone or at 972-860-4290. Dialing 9-1-1 from an outside line will take you to the nationally recognized 9-1-1 service.
Faculty can refer students to one of our SkillsShops classes as listed on our website, or have them complete the classes online for extra credit per your discretion.
The Counseling Center services are for currently enrolled Brookhaven College students 18 years and older. However, Brookhaven College offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) to employees designed to assist with personal concerns. Alliance Work Partners is the provider contracted for services to DCCCD employees. To find out more about this program, contact Human Resources at 972-860-4813.