On the first floor of Robinson Hall facing the Computer and Information Sciences Department is the
Counseling and Psychological Services Centre.
Its purpose is to provide professional, compassionate, Christ-centered
and culturally sensitive service in support of the Northern Caribbean
University (NCU) family and its publics.
Centre specializes in General and Group Therapy, Educational Psychology,
Marriage and the Family Therapy, Play Therapy and School Therapy. Other
services offered include training in Peer Counseling, Peer Mediating,
Paraprofessional training, Workshops and Seminars on counseling, Psychological
issues and concerns, Crisis intervention, and Outreach intervention.
Counseling and Psychological Services Centre is located on the first floor of Robinson Hall facing the Computer and Information Sciences Department on the institution's Mandeville campus
CPSC, under the leadership of its Assistant Director, Mrs. Janice Stewart,
seeks to guide individuals who have problems coping with life’s challenges to
get the help they need from a professional.
Stewart posits that the service team at the Centre is obligated to keep its
clients’ information confidential according to the ethical codes that govern
practice and standards established by the institution. This is important as,
individuals who use the Centre are reassured that whatever matters they discuss
with the professionally trained counsellours, remain private.
many, the Centre is a place where wrongs are made right, where despair becomes
hope, where aspirations are given flight, and where a heart shut off from love
finds a new purpose in life. Many persons often speak with great delight about
the new lease on life they acquire after availing themselves of the services
offered at the centre. Individuals share the fact that they are appreciative of their counsellours who pray with them at the end of each session. They tell
us that they are comfortable with their counsellours who do not judge but
provide sound and timely advice during their time of need.
the Centre doesn’t impact the University and its publics through counseling
sessions alone. It sets up public forums like the Professional Enhancement
Training (PET) Seminars where, those who fear the intimacy of a private session
can find comfort in the public arena.
seminars run throughout the academic year and are geared towards the motivation
and enhancement of those in attendance. Qualified professionals are often
brought in to speak about matters such as: How to choose a career that is
geared towards your strengths, How to handle stress and stressors, How to
handle love and relationships, and other general topics that individuals may
have difficulties with.
you are experiencing difficulties in your life and in need of a friend, contact
the Counseling and Psychological Service Centre at 963-7457-60. The Centre is open from Monday- Thursday 8:30 a.m
-5:00 p.m and on Fridays at 8:30 a.m – 1:30 p.m.