About The Center
The University of South Florida Counseling Center
offers comprehensive psychological services designed to enhance the personal,
social, educational, and career development of University students. It
provides direct services to students, serves as a setting for advanced
training and applied graduate programs, and provides consultative services
to academic, administrative, and other service units in the University.
The Counseling Center also directs the Center for Addiction and Substance
Abuse, and maintains a liaison with the State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.
The Counseling Center is in Student Affairs. The Center
is fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services
and belongs to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship
Centers. The Doctoral Internship Program in Professional Psychology
is fully accredited by the American Psychological Commission on Accreditation.
About the Counseling Center Staff
The professional staff provide a range of theoretical and therapeutic approaches (cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, humanistic, existential, integrative). The Center has 13 licensed clinical and counseling psychologists, a psychometrist, two psychiatrists, three social workers, three psychology interns, two post-doctoral residents and advanced practicum students from other applied programs. Most staff members actively participate in local, state, and national professional organizations. In addition, the Center employs professional consultants (affiliate staff) as needed to enhance the training program. Center support personnel includes four professional support staff members.
About the Counseling Center
Housed in the Student Services Building (Click Here for Map), the Counseling Center is located in the center of the Tampa Campus of the University of South Florida. The Center has spacious offices, a large waiting area, two group rooms, and a multipurpose work room,. Each office is equipped with a personal computer, audiovisual equipment, bookcase, file cabinets, printer, and phone.
The University of South Florida is a high-impact, global research university dedicated to student success. USF is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research universities, a distinction attained by only 2.2 percent of all universities. It ranks 50th in the nation for federal expenditures in research and total expenditures in research among all U.S. universities, public or private, according to the National Science Foundation. The USF System has an annual budget of $1.5 billion, an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion, and serves 47,000 students in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two ed specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs.
Additional information about USF can be obtain from the Website at http://www.usf.edu/About-USF/index.asp
Clientele and Diversity
The University of South Florida has a student enrollment of about 47,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The median student age is 29. The Counseling Center offers free services to all students and consultation for faculty and staff. Clients present a wide variety of problems with a range of severity, from mild situational adjustments and crises to chronic and severe personality disturbances.
The staff of the Counseling Center is committed to serving the needs of a diverse University community. Faculty, staff, and students reflect the multicultural environment of the Tampa Bay area, which includes a large Hispanic population. Ethnic minority students and international students make up approximately 35% of the student population. In addition, a large proportion of University students coordinate their academic pursuits with full or part-time employment and family living. Many are married. As a result of this diversity, Counseling Center clients represent broad age ranges and backgrounds. Center staff recognize the importance of addressing the unique needs of each client and are committed to enhancing our understanding and competence within a multicultural framework.