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The Distressed Student

How to Identify and Refer a Distressed Student to University Counseling Services

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Faculty Information




Eligibility Requirements

Any student currently enrolled at Pittsburg State University is eligible for services at University Counseling Services (UCS). Student Spouse Coverage is available for a small fee. Services are not available to other dependents.

SUMMER SERVICE: Students who were enrolled for the spring semester, not attending in the summer session, but pre-enrolled for the fall semester, are eligible for University Counseling Services with payment of the summer student health fee.

A valid PSU identification card may be required to access services at University Counseling Services.

Appointments & Fees



Student health information is confidential and jointly maintained by University Counseling Services (UCS) and Student Health Services (SHC) electronically. Student health information is accessible and exchanged between UCS and SHS for the purpose of coordinating care. PSU does not release private health information about a student without that student’s written permission, except in the case of imminent danger to themselves or others, child/dependent abuse, court order, or where otherwise required by law. Notations of counseling services are not part of a student’s academic record at PSU.




StrengthsQuest is a revolutionary student engagement program from the Gallup Organization that helps students focus on their strengths rather than their weaknesses. The program encourages students’ awareness of their personal strengths potential, helps students approach all aspects of their achievement from a strengths-based perspective, and enables students to create actionable, strategic plans that use their greatest talents to build strengths.

StrengthsQuest includes the Clifton StrengthsFinder, which is an online assessment tool that reveals student’s five greatest areas of talent, as well as a web site with interactive features such as action plans, discussion boards, and more. A nominal fee is charged for the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment.

To find out more information about StrengthsQuest or to schedule an appointment to take the Clifton StrengthsFinder call 620-235-4452.