In addition to the regular office hours, a crisis hotline will also be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support and direction by phone.
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The NSU Center for Student Counseling Services and Well Being by Henderson Behavioral Health (CSCW) offers student counseling services to the student body of Nova Southeastern University to help them maximize their best self academically, personally and professionally. NSU’s clinical partner is Henderson Behavioral Health, a leader in behavioral healthcare providing comprehensive, recovery-focused services and is accredited at the highest level for Student Counseling Services by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Services provided at the CSCW range from stress management and coping strategies to psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention. The center provides the student with an assessment, counseling, consultation, psychiatric services, wellness and recovery education, and when needed case management services and linkage or referral. In addition, the Center for Student Counseling and Well Being by Henderson Behavioral Health provides various outreach programs and support groups on such topics as stress management, transitions to college and grad school, as well as coping with oneself and others.
College is an exciting transformative time, but along with these changes often comes a variety of challenges and concerns that are new and unique to the student population. Stress, anxiety and a range of other emotions are normal reactions to the demanding school programs and transition to college life. When these emotions become difficult to deal with alone, Student Counseling Services provides the student with an opportunity to benefit from working on personal issues with experienced and licensed professionals.
Henderson Behavioral Health, serving the Center, is the higher learning institution’s primary behavioral health provider for its students and/or campus community. The mission of the program is to collaborate directly with students to reduce barriers that stand in the way of the definition, implementation and accomplishment of their educational, personal, and or career goals. The center staff will provide students with an opportunity to develop personal insight, identify and solve problems, and implement positive strategies to better manage their lives both academically and personally. They will be sensitive to issues of cultural diversity including but not limited to age, race, gender, sexual orientation, nationality and religion. In addition to working directly with the student, the program’s mission will be realized through outreach, partnerships, and consultation initiatives with faculty, staff, parents, and other university/college entities.
Students are afforded privacy and confidentiality when seeking counseling, however, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) permits a covered entity to disclose patient health information, including psychotherapy notes, when the covered entity has a good faith belief that the disclosure: (1) is necessary to prevent or lessen a serious and imminent threat to the health or safety of the patient or others and (2) is a person(s) reasonably able to prevent or lessen the threat. This may include, depending on the circumstances, disclosure to law enforcement, family members, the target of the threat or others who the covered entity has a good faith belief can mitigate the threat.
Student Counseling Services will provide all services via a HIPPA compliant telehealth platform until further notice. We are committed to ensuring the well-being of our students and staff and know these changes will be temporary. We are operating with our summer hours from 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday-Friday until August 14, 2020 and will resume regular office hours on August 17, 2020. On-call and crisis services remain available 24-hours a day and may be reached by contacting the main office @ (954) 424-6911 and following prompts for connection to the on-call counselor.