Counseling Sessions: Students may receive approximately 10 sessions of counseling free of charge during their academic career. If a student requires sessions beyond what the Counseling Center can provide for them, referrals to community resources are available.
Population Served: Students must be actively enrolled full-time or part-time as an undergraduate or graduate student for the term they are requesting counseling services for.
Services Provided: Individual and couples counseling, crisis management, psycho-education, outreach, referrals to community providers/resources, and consultative services in-person, video- conferencing, and via telephone.
Type of challenges seen within the Counseling Center:
Group counseling offers a cool opportunity to build a community with people experiencing similar challenges, and to explore your needs, share your experiences, offer support to others, and develop ways to manage different problems. Group will also focus on specific skills to help you cope.
Beyond Breathing (TBD)
Are you looking for more than deep breathing to manage your stress? Beyond Breathing is a Counseling Center group designed to help students develop skills for managing anxiety using principles of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).
Interested in learning more about CBT and group counseling? Click here for our CBT Group Counseling Fact sheet.
Click here to schedule a no-commitment screening appointment where you can find out more information and decide whether a group meets your needs.
Group Counseling FAQs
Vibe is a monthly, informal gathering where students can participate in creative activities and mindfulness activities that can help develop a sense of connection, regulation and personal expression.
Who is this for? Any Chaminade University student can join! The gatherings will be facilitated by Counseling Center staff.
Where: Vi and Paul Loo Student Center, Clarence T.C. Ching Hall
How: Students do not need to preregister and can drop in at any of the gatherings listed above. Students will need to provide their first and last name and student ID number, but no other personal information will be requested unless an emergency arises.
Trainings & Workshops
The Counseling Center staff offers various trainings and psychoeducational workshops
throughout the school year, such as a mental health crisis response training, QPR suicide
prevention training, mindfulness workshops, and more.
Mental Health Crisis Response Training:
Our Mental Health Crisis Response Training was created internally in response to staff and
faculty requesting psycho education about various mental health crises that may arise within the
Chaminade University ohana. In this one hour training, we provide education on six mental
health challenges through information, role play scenarios, and six crisis response decision trees
to use during and after this training. The six areas of mental health covered are; suicidal ideation,
homicidal ideation, depression, panic attacks, intimate partner violence, and psychosis.
QPR Suicide Prevention Training:
Our Counseling Center staff are proud QPR Gatekeeper Instructors, and are grateful to be able to
bring this nationally recognize suicide prevention training to our community. QPR is a nationally
certified suicide prevention training that teaches you how to help someone in crisis. Once you
complete the one hour in person or zoom training session, you will be well equipped to take the
lead on suicide prevention. Being trained in QPR allows any person to recognize the warning
signs, suicidal ideation and respond effectively. This brief, yet thorough, training will show you
how to help someone in crisis. College students are at an increased risk for dying by suicide due
to the pressure they face. According to data from the Department of Health, over the past four
years, the no. 1 cause of death in Hawaii for people between the ages 15 and 44 was suicide.
Being trained in QPR can prevent suicide.
The Counseling Center is a practicum placement site for our MSCP graduate students. Please
email [email protected] to learn more about our MSCP practicum placement.
The Counseling Center has begun an undergraduate wellness internship program, which will be
transitioning into a NASPA certified Peer Mentorship Program. Please email
[email protected] to learn more about our undergraduate internship