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Welcome to the Counseling Center

END OF THE SEMESTER SESSIONS

Each semester, when the Counseling Center has no more capacity to add new clients seeking ongoing counseling, we replace initial consultations (ICONs) with one-time sessions for the remainder of the semester. As of Monday, July 31 st the Counseling Center will begin offering one-time sessions. These one-time sessions are an hour in length and focus on problem solving more immediate issues. If students are in need of further services, we will help them connect with additional resources outside of the Counseling Center.

Counseling Center services are free, confidential, and provided by trained professionals to currently enrolled Texas State students while classes are in session.

Counseling Center Services include brief individual, group, and couples counseling, consultation and crisis response, and workshops about coping with stress and other mental health topics.

Individual counseling is also available on a limited basis at the Round Rock campus. Click here for details.

CONCEALED CARRY IS PROHIBITED IN THE COUNSELING CENTER

Effective August 1, 2016, concealed carry of a handgun by license holders is allowed on Texas public university campuses subject to the restrictions imposed by statures and by the University President. Concealed carry is prohibited in some buildings on Texas State University Campuses, please see www.txstate.edu/campuscarry


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Mental Illness Basics

Mental illness is any disease or condition that influences the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and/or relates to others and to his or her surroundings. Although the symptoms of mental illness can range from mild to severe and are different depending on the type of mental illness, a person with an untreated mental illness often is unable to cope with life’s daily routines and demands.

What Causes Mental Illness?

Although the exact cause of most mental illnesses is not known, it is becoming clear through research that many of these conditions are caused by a combination of genetic, biological, psychological, and environmental factors — not personal weakness or a character defect — and recovery from a mental illness is not simply a matter of will and self-discipline.

  • Heredity (genetics). Many mental illnesses run in families, suggesting they may be passed on from parents to children through genes. Genes contain instructions for the function of each cell in the body and are responsible for how we look, act, think, etc. However, just because your mother or father may have or had a mental illness doesn’t mean you will have one. Hereditary just means that you are more likely to get the condition than if you didn’t have an affected family member. Experts believe that many mental conditions are linked to problems in multiple genes — not just one, as with many diseases — which is why a person inherits a susceptibility to a mental disorder but doesn’t always develop the condition. The disorder itself occurs from the interaction of these genes and other factors — such as psychological trauma and environmental stressors — which can influence, or trigger, the illness in a person who has inherited a susceptibility to it.
  • Biology. Some mental illnesses have been linked to an abnormal balance of brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters help nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other. If these chemicals are out of balance or are not working properly, messages may not make it through the brain correctly, leading to symptoms of mental illness. In addition, defects in or injury to certain areas of the brain also have been linked to some mental conditions.
  • Psychological trauma. Some mental illnesses may be triggered by psychological trauma suffered as a child, such as severe emotional, physical, or sexual abuse; a significant early loss, such as the loss of a parent; and neglect.
  • Environmental stressors. Certain stressors — such as a death or divorce, a dysfunctional family life, changing jobs or schools, and substance abuse — can trigger a disorder in a person who may be at risk for developing a mental illness.

Can Mental Illness Be Prevented?

Unfortunately, most mental illnesses are caused by a combination of factors and cannot be prevented.

How Common Is Mental Illness?

Mental illnesses are very common. In fact, they are more common than cancer. diabetes. or heart disease. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 25% of American adults (those ages 18 and older) and about 13% of American children (those ages 8 to 15) are diagnosed with a mental disorder during a given year.

Mental illness does not discriminate. It can affect people of any age, income or educational level, and cultural background. Although mental illness affects both males and females, certain conditions — such as eating disorders — tend to occur more often in females, and other disorders — such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD ) — more commonly occur in children.

How Is Mental Illness Treated?

A mental illness, like many chronic illnesses, requires ongoing treatment. Fortunately, much progress has been made in the last two decades in treating mental illnesses. As a result, many mental conditions can be effectively treated with one or a combination of the following therapies:

  • Medication.
  • Psychotherapy .
  • Group therapy.
  • Day treatment or partial hospital treatment.
  • Specific therapies, such as cognitive-behavior therapy and behavior modification.

Other treatments available include:

  • Alternative therapies, such as water therapy, massage. and biofeedback.
  • Creative therapies, such as art therapy, music therapy, or play therapy.
  • Hypnotherapy.
  • Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT ).
  • Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS ).
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a newer therapy.

What Is the Outlook for People with Mental Illness?

When diagnosed early and treated properly, many people fully recover from their mental illness or are able to successfully control their symptoms. Although some people become disabled because of a chronic or severe mental illness, many others are able to live full and productive lives. In fact, as many as 8 in 10 people suffering from a mental illness can effectively return to their normal activities if they receive appropriate treatment.

WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health web site: Mental illness statistics.

Reviewed by Joseph Goldberg, MD on February 14, 2012

Last Editorial Review: 2/14/2012


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Our approach is client-centered, embracing diversity and honouring the need for autonomy, independence and privacy. We have a respectful and non-judgmental attitude to people and to addictions. The treatment is in accord with a person’s personal beliefs recognizing that bolstering hope, courage and trust are integral factors in recovery. We provide excellence in care through evidence-based treatments. Our collaborative, team-based, inter-professional approach is practical and results oriented – It is a seamless, full continuum of care with inclusion of the person’s primary supports including family, friends or others who are the individual’s core team support.

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What Does the Term Addiction Mean?

Addiction is a term used often in our society. It seems as if every week there is some news story or discussion about a newly recognized addiction that is plaguing our society. Within the past few years, a whole variety of new addictions have been identified: video games, internet/computer usage, exercise, pornography, sex, food, and gambling are just some examples. However, despite how often it is discussed, most people do not have a true understanding of what addiction actually is.

One of the main reasons for that is that addiction is not a diagnostic term. When someone seeks professional assistance for behavior they are concerned may constitute an addiction, the professional will do a thorough evaluation. After examining the behavior and what consequences are resulting from it, the diagnosis is made using the criteria outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV TR (2000) published by the American Psychological Association. That diagnosis is for abuse or dependence, not addiction.

Essentially, addiction can be any behavior that one engages in compulsively, that an individual is unable to control despite a desire to do so, and that has caused negative consequences within one’s life. In the purest form of addiction, drug or alcohol use, it is easy to see the multiple aspects of the issue. Within the dependence category, one can have psychological dependence, physical dependence, or quite commonly, both.

Research has now shown that addiction changes the brain. The brain’s production and usage of a variety of neurotransmitters is affected. The good news is that with most addiction, after enough time has passed without usage, the brain will begin to recover (this is NOT true if the individual is abusing inhalants). This is a huge advance in science, as for many years it was believed that the brain could not repair the damage done to it. Of course the longer and the more severe the usage, the longer it will take the brain to begin its recovery.

The best recognized and most common treatment for addiction is the Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) model. AA was originally formed in 1937. While it has been widely successful, the understanding and treatment of addiction have come a long way. However, in examining the 12 Steps of AA, it is clear that a good base knowledge of addiction existed even back then.

It is important to remember that addiction isn’t about weakness, moral failings, or being a bad person. No one sets out with the intention of becoming addicted. It is also not a matter of the individual having will power and just saying no. Addiction develops when people seeks to change their normal way of being the way they feel or think about things. As a result, treatment involves directly addressing these underlying issues and helping the individual to develop skills for coping with the situations in their life, rather than turning to something to numb it away.

If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, or you are concerned that you might be, please seek help. Addiction can be treated.

By April Wilson, LSW
Counselor at the Samaritan Counseling Center

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For Oklahomans who have had their driver s license revoked or suspended, care has been taken to assure that you will be properly assessed in order to provide the most meaningful level of intervention for your individualized situation.

Once your assessment has been completed, a referral will be made to the appropriate intervention. The referral environment is an opportunity to review your current (and past) drinking and/or drug using behaviors, relating to your driving privilege. This allows you to decide if there are problems and determine any corrections that may need to be made. Levels of intervention range on a continuum from a 10 hour DUI school (called an ADSAC course) and Victims Impact Panel to Residential Treatment, including aftercare.

For those offenders receiving an alcohol or drug related license revocation on or before June 30, 2003 you must complete an ADSAC assessment and contact DPS to determine what recommendations you must follow.

  • If you have attended an alcohol and drug treatment program from an agency CERTIFIED BY ODMHSAS and want to submit treatment for consideration, please download the ADSAC cover form on this web site and either mail or fax it to the address listed with a copy of your completion certificate.
  • We strongly encourage you to not drop the form and certificates in person as we cannot guarantee that someone will be available to meet with you. If there is a need to discuss the information in person, an appointment can be made with Tammy Anderson, by calling (405) 248-9027.
  • Your certificate must state the length of time of the program and level of intensity of your program, examples: 10-hour school; outpatient counseling; residential treatment. If this information is not on the certificate, you must get a letter stating this information and attach it to the certificate.

For those offenders receiving an alcohol and drug related license revocation on or after July 1, 2003, you must obtain an ADSAC assessment and complete all recommendations identified by the assessment that are required for license reinstatement.

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) works in close connection with Department of Public Safety (DPS) to implement and set forth standards and criteria, contained in DPS statute: Title 47 Chapter 6-212.2, for persons needing alcohol and drug assessments and evaluation related to driver s license revocation or suspension. ODMHSAS administrative rules are contained in Title 450 Chapter 22, Certification of Alcohol and Drug Assessment and Evaluations Related to Driver s License Revocation, effective September 1, 2016 and Title 450, Chapter 21, Certification of Alcohol and Drug Substance Abuse Courses (ADSAC), Organizations and Instructors, effective September 1, 2016.

For more information contact:
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Continuing Education

Free Nursing Continuing Education Courses Information

Health care is a continually evolving field, and nurses must understand new research, health practices, and technology in order to best serve their patients. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses should expect to keep learning throughout their career, and most states may require nurses to pursue continuing education units (CEUs) to stay licensed. These requirements exist to protect patients and ensure they receive the most current, effective treatment possible.

CEU4U.com is a premiere provider of accredited online continuing education offering courses in professions such as Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Dieticians, EMS and others. All materials are provided on-line. CEU4U is affordable, easy to use and accessible from anywhere there is Internet access. Students may print their course completion certificates immediately after passing a test. For everything you need to keep your license current, continue your education with CEU4U.com.

CEU4U.com isan ANCC accredited provider of continuing Nursing education, approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses and the Florida State Board of Nursing, a CEBroker and CECBEMS affiliate, BONET approved and CDR certified with ADA, providing Continuing Education accreditation for professionals in all 50 states.

JER Online (JER Group, Inc.) lists over 1000+, cost affordable, non-credit Courses and Certificates in its own proprietary online catalog. We are always adding “more courses. all the time ” to a growing inventory. JER Online is one of the largest resellers of corporate developed online courses to the continuing workforce education marketplace. Continuing education courses vary in length from single-session seminars to longer units that require testing. Courses are measured in contact hours, with 60 minutes equaling one contact hour. It takes ten contact hours to fulfill one CEU. A short seminar may be worth 1 to 2 contact hours, while longer courses with testing are worth more.

Accredited Continuing Education Curriculum

Nursing continuing education topics span the health care spectrum, so finding courses that contribute to a particular area of expertise isn t hard. The following is a list of continuing education topics currently offered by the American Nurses Association (ANA):

  • Adolescent Prevention Visits
  • Are We Making Progress Against Autism?
  • Attacking Anterior-Wall Myocardial Infarction in Time
  • Basic Genetics and Genomics
  • Caring for Chronic Wounds
  • Easing the Anguish of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Improving Care of Stroke Patients
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Review
  • Workplace Violence

The ANA is one of many organizations offering continuing education curriculum for nurses. You may also find CEUs available from your state’s board of nursing, the U.S. Department of Health, or other non-profit agencies.

Some organizations offer free continuing education courses (see the resources listed below). For example, the ANA offers many free CEU courses to its members. However, before signing up for a continuing education course (free or otherwise); nurses should make sure it is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and counts toward the required contact hours. The ANCC is the world’s leading continuing nursing education accrediting agency and its accredited programs count toward a nurse s licensing goals.

What to Expect from Nursing Continuing Education

Continuing education courses vary in length from single-session seminars to longer units that require testing. Courses are measured in contact hours, with 60 minutes equaling one contact hour. It takes ten contact hours to fulfill one CEU. A short seminar may be worth 1 to 2 contact hours, while longer courses with testing are worth more.

Exact continuing education requirements vary, but most states require registered nurses to complete a given number of contact hours in order to renew their licenses. Registered nurses in California. for example, must demonstrate completion of 30 contact hours within the last 2 years in order to renew their licenses.

In addition to formal licensing requirements, continuing education can help nurses advance their careers by expanding their area of expertise and demonstrating a commitment to life-long learning. Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals and advance to roles with greater responsibility. Learning through continuing education courses can supplement clinical experience and help individuals advance more quickly.

It’s important to note that nursing continuing education units do not lead to a degree. Some continuing education courses offer certificates to graduates, but these simply indicate course completion. The purpose of continuing education is to keep practicing nurses aware of changing practices and health issues so they can fulfill their commitment to serving patients.

Sources of free continuing education courses:

  • American Nurses Association – ANA members can now get a wide selection of CE modules free
  • Bioterrorism Course – As a public service and to aid in the war against terrorism, ABQAURP is offering this free Bioterrorism CE course to all Health Care Professionals. This course is designed as an overview of Bioterrorism and Biological Weapons of mass destruction. This course is approved for 1.2 Nursing CEU credit.
  • Culture Advantage – Offers 3 free online CE courses (accredited for contact hours in Kansas and 15 other states) as of my visit. Requires registration prior to taking courses.
  • Female Urinary Incontinence – 2 Hour course (accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing).
  • Journal of Nursing Risk Management – 14.5 Contact Hours. Contact hours in nursing continuing education are free to full-time military and federal health care providers.
  • MedicalEd – Free Nursing CEUs both online by teleconference.
  • Medscape Nurses CE Center – Offers a selection of free, continuously updated courses.
  • Meniscus – Free Oncology Nurse CE offerings.
  • MMWR – Free continuing education offerings from the CDC.
  • Nellcor Puritan Bennett – Offers a good selection of free, accredited online educational courses for registered nurses and respiratory therapists.
  • Power-Pak – Free accredited online nursing CE courses.

nursingdegrees also recommends Quantum Units Education. an approved CEU provider for mfts, lcsws, nurses, counselors as an excellent source for highly affordable and accredited continuing education credits.

Go Beyond CEUs: Pursue Career Advancement with an Advanced Degree

While completing continuing education can help nurses keep their licenses up to date, it doesn t necessarily guarantee career advancement. Individuals who wish to advance within the nursing field may want to consider enrolling in a nursing degree or bridge program. Earning an advanced degree can open up a number of professional opportunities including: taking on administrative and managerial roles, opening the door to specializations, earning salary increases. and more.

Today s nursing school options make earning a degree convenient. Even for those who are working full time and have family commitments can sign up for online nursing school, and complete coursework whenever he or she would like. Be sure to consider your options, and do research on online and traditional nursing schools.


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Counseling and Counselor Education

Few careers offer the opportunity to make a real difference in someone s life nearly every day. Counseling is one of them.

As a counselor, you ll work directly with individuals, couples, and families as they seek solutions to the challenges of everyday life. Our flexible program allows you to choose your area of emphasis, from school counseling to substance abuse and other mental health issues. Apply online today!

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At the IU School of Education, you ll receive a solid foundation in a wide range of theoretical approaches by some of the leading researchers in the field. Our Counseling and Counselor Education program is ranked #10 in the nation by U.S. News World Report. And our graduates hold top positions in education, health care, private practice, corrections, community health services, and in business and industry.

Our curriculum follows the scientist-practitioner model, where research informs your clinical practice, and your classroom experiences inform your theoretical understanding of the field. In addition to course work, you ll pursue independent research and gain real-world experience in a clinical setting.

Our Faculty

Our faculty members are both experienced clinical practitioners and innovators in the field of counseling and counseling psychology. Their research interests are broad, including family and marriage therapy, sports psychology, leadership and group dynamics, substance abuse prevention, career counseling, and the specialized psychological needs of different ethnic and cultural groups.

Careers

Our graduates are working in a variety of settings, including education, community mental health, private practice, substance abuse treatment, domestic violence, sexual assault, and corrections.

Our Education Careers office can help you with the job search process, from developing an effective portfolio to preparing for interviews. Your faculty advisor can also be helpful as you prepare your resume, cover letter, and other materials.

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Cognitive psychologists, sometimes called brain scientists, study how the human brain works — how we think, remember and learn. They apply psychological science to understand how we perceive events and make decisions.

Understanding Brain Science and Cognitive Psychology

The human brain is an amazing and powerful tool. It allows us to learn, see, remember, hear, perceive, understand and create language. Sometimes, the human brain also fails us.

Cognitive psychologists study how people acquire, perceive, process and store information. This work can range from exploring how we learn language to understanding the interplay between cognition and emotion.

New technologies like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow researchers to see a picture of the brain at work — helping them to understand how a brain reacts to a particular stimulus or how differences in brain structure can affect a person’s health, personality or cognitive functioning.

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Researchers found that telling witnesses they didn’t have to choose a suspect led to fewer false identifications.

Why Lime-Yellow Fire Trucks Are Safer Than Red

The risk of a visibility-related accident may be as much as three times greater for red fire trucks compared to lime-yellow trucks.

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As video game technology is relatively new, there are fewer empirical studies of video game violence than other forms of media violence.

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Failing to get enough sleep impairs memory and concentration while increasing levels of stress hormones and disrupting the body’s normal metabolism.

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Brain science and cognitive psychology is one of the most versatile psychological specialty areas today — and one of the most in demand. All professions have a compelling interest in how the brain works. Educators, curriculum designers, engineers, scientists, judges, public health and safety officials, architects and graphic designers all want to know more about how the brain processes information. Their research and its resulting applications have become an integral part of how organizations, schools and businesses function and succeed. In clinical settings, cognitive psychologists seek to treat issues related to human mental processes, including Alzheimer’s disease, speech issues, memory loss and sensory or perception difficulties.

Brain science and cognitive psychologists use psychological research methods and principles to better understand how the mind works, from perception to learning, language, attention, memory, problem-solving, decision-making and judgment.

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LASIK again ten years later?

10-01-2012 05:09 AM by otte

Re: LASIK again ten years later?

Originally Posted by Newton418

I had my first LASIK at age 40, when I was nearsighted and astigmatic. Now, at age 50, my eyes have (of course) aged to the point where I’m very farsighted. Can I safely get a second LASIK procedure to correct?

I am with Guy448. It is a gamble – you may have great results, you may not. I chose the life time plan, had both eyes done twice last year and they are still not right. I’ll stick with glasses when I need them.

11-17-2012 10:53 PM by david590

Re: LASIK again ten years later?

Originally Posted by Newton418

I had my first LASIK at age 40, when I was nearsighted and astigmatic. Now, at age 50, my eyes have (of course) aged to the point where I’m very farsighted. Can I safely get a second LASIK procedure to correct?

Hi, I’m 2 1/2 weeks post surgery and I’m far sighted which is much worse than near sighted but, I’m told, it may get better. In any case, I’ve read various things about lasik enhancements and I’ve made the decision to not to do it. There are risks specifically with the cornea flap and I’m going to leave well enough alone and get along with glasses.

My vision is correctable with glasses and is currently only slightly far-sighted (+.75) so I’m just going to live with it.

11-17-2012 10:55 PM by david590

Re: LASIK again ten years later?

Originally Posted by Newton418

I had my first LASIK at age 40, when I was nearsighted and astigmatic. Now, at age 50, my eyes have (of course) aged to the point where I’m very farsighted. Can I safely get a second LASIK procedure to correct?

Hi, I’m 2 1/2 weeks post surgery and I’m far sighted which is much worse than near sighted but, I’m told, it may get better. In any case, I’ve read various things about lasik enhancements and I’ve made the decision to not to do it. There are risks specifically with the cornea flap and I’m going to leave well enough alone and get along with glasses.

My vision is correctable with glasses and is currently only slightly far-sighted (+.75) so I’m just going to live with it.

How far-sighted are you? Do you need glasses for distance. Or is it that you just can’t see near due to the age?

11-19-2012 01:58 PM by Pablo7703

Re: LASIK again ten years later?

the risk in a second Lasik is lower than that of the first lasik because the flap is already there.

11-19-2012 02:55 PM by otte

Re: LASIK again ten years later?

Originally Posted by PabloPicasso

the risk in a second Lasik is lower than that of the first lasik because the flap is already there.

I would think all the risks are the same. The only difference is the flap is already cut. I did ask my doctor what the time frame was for lifting the flap and he said he has done them 10 years later which means to me it never really fully heals. The risks are still the same with the flap being positioned properly, and as with any cuts there is scarring, again lifting the flap is an injury to the body. There is also the risk of infections, getting the correction correct, induced sight problems like astigmatism like I have, dry eye, and more.
This is a major operation and I look back thinking how weird it was that a person can just walk into a room and have the cornea cut and lifted without a whole lot of sterilization done.

11-20-2012 12:20 AM by Pablo7703

Re: LASIK again ten years later?

You are absolutely right. the only problems you will not have the risk of when the flap is already created are problems related to cutting blood supply to the retina and increasing the intraocular pressure in the process of creating the flap..
I am glad you are thinking this through and taking your time before rushing into it. if only I was like you before I had mine done good luck

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