Points To Note:
What You Should Know Before Counseling
At present, our Psychological Counseling Services cater for MUST students (including pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate students) only.
Appointments must be made in advance and co-operation with counselors is required. Should there be difficulties in arriving at the appointed date or time, please contact us one day in advance.
Please keep the place clean. Smoking and eating are prohibited.
What Visiting Students Should Do
Be frank. Visiting students must be willing to be frank with their counselors, without disguise or pretence, be willing to disclose issues ranging from personal limitations to worries deep down, and even feelings or problems generated in the counseling, in order to reach satisfactory outcome.
Feel free. Students may decide anytime to begin or close a counseling session. Counselors may have suggestions for visiting students but there is no obligation to follow suit; likewise, students may have to bear the consequences of choosing to terminate service. Students may feel free to choose any counselors they like, in order to better deal with their concerns. If students have objection on the direction or method consulted, discussion with counselors is needed to make any necessary adjustment.
Be respectful. Visiting students must make appointments in advance and try their best to arrive on time. Visiting students who wish to progress or make some change and want to be responsible for their own growth or change can communicate with counselors about your personal perception and mood during the counseling in any time.
Be independent. The goal of Psychological Counseling Services is to help people to help themselves, therefore, the main actor is student himself/herself, not the counselor. It is incorrect to over rely on the counselor. Consultation is not a once and for all matter: counseling is not panacea. Please bear in mind that it is the student who holds the key to the problem.
What Counselors Should Do
Be honest. A counselor should be caring at all times and receive the feelings of students without any condition, no matter what kind of cases they encounter. In providing services, there is no such thing as “it is the question of the visiting student or it is should not to be accepted”. A counselor should make students feel warm and cared, and let them express their true feelings and views on their concerns. It is important to face the problem, discuss it and solve it together with the visiting student. If the counselor is unable to hand the case, then the visiting student should be notified frankly, at the same time refer the case to the relevant department.
Be patient. Some visiting students may need only one counseling session while some may need more. Some may be more precise and specific while others may not be sure of themselves, and some could even be much more complicated and trivial. No matter what types of visiting student the counselor encounter, they should listen patiently.
Be fair. Both parties are equal and should maintain mutual trust and respect. Counselors should treat students like friends. Try to listen patiently, try to understand and put in the students’ shoes and go into their inner world. Counselors should not act like a trainer or facilitator, avoiding any inappropriate ethical judgment or sentimental criticism on the students.
Confidentiality. Treat everything with strict confidence. This is one of the principle of Psychological Counseling Services and a matter of professional ethics. Any personal information and issues discussed in the counseling sessions will not be spoken carelessly. All personal data as appeared on the application form will be kept inside the room. The contents of the counseling sessions and whether the students have received Psychological Counseling Services past, are normally restricted access to any non-professionals outside.
A. It is necessary to notify the staff of the faculty, the parents and relevant parties, in case the visiting students show any intendance to suicide and threatening violence to themselves or others.
B. The problems of the visiting students may incur legal responsibilities. If necessary, counselors should submit the information to the relevant institution according to relevant provisions.
Avoid dual roles or relationship. Counselors should not accept any gifts from students and may not engage in consultative talks with the students outside.
How To Make An Appointment:
Tel:28827998-Ext.112 or 28827998-Ext.113