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James A. McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services

SPRING SEMESTER 2024

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Welcome to the McClintock Center for Counseling and Psychological Services! We are committed to the well-being and success of the Drew community and support students in meeting their academic and personal developmental goals, taking into consideration the long, natural breaks built into the academic calendar. Therefore, we focus on wellness at multiple levels, most especially, community, interpersonal, and psychological wellness.  

After an intake meeting, and according to clinical best practices, we recommend services from the following options: 

  • Crisis Intervention. Do you feel as though you’re in crisis? If so, please contact the counseling center at 973-408-3398 or email counseling@drew.edu during business hours.  After business hours, call Campus Security 973-408-3379 (They will contact the appropriate Residence Life Staff to respond)
  • Group Therapy: In thinking about your own mental health and satisfaction with your relationships, you might be thinking of certain themes or circumstances that you would like to work through. We can easily say that there likely are others in the community who are looking to address the same kinds of themes you are. As a result, therapy groups are the main offering in our menu of services.
  • Outreach Programs and Multi-Session Workshops:   For example, we offer workshops on topics such as self-care or stress reduction. We may also address multiple kinds of wellness at once, for example, using mindfulness techniques, developing relationship skills, or addressing procrastination. 
  • Consultations: Sometimes you may just want to consult with a counselor for a session or two about a concern you have (e.g., how to help a friend, roommate issues, etc.). We have you covered there, too, with our brief consultations. 
  • Referrals: We can help you to connect with referrals in the community for longer term therapy or a higher level of care. The Counseling Center has existing relationships with many off campus practitioners and we are happy to find someone that fits your needs.
  • Solution-Focused Brief Individual Therapy: If it is clinically indicated, this service is based on several factors that we are happy to discuss with you during your intake. Short-term counseling is generally fewer than 12 sessions.

Help page for faculty and staff.

 For new or returning clients,  email counseling@drew.edu or call 973-408-3398 to set up a screening appointment.

Procedures & Resources

New Clients

If You feel you are in a crisis and are not feeling safe:

If you are not feeling safe, call 911 (in the US), 973-408-3379for Campus Security (if you are on campus), or go to your hospital emergency room.

We have crisis times available every day.  Email us to clarify a time since we can be flexible. If it is a life or death emergency, or you are not feeling safe, call one of the emergency numbers above or go to your local emergency room.

Crisis Help: Psychological Emergencies

If you are in a psychiatric emergency and you are on campus

  • Counseling and Psychological Services staff members are available during the academic semesters, Monday-Friday 9-12 and 1-5. If you need assistance during those times either come to the center (Holloway Annex), contact us by phone, 973-408-3398, or email counseling@drew.edu. After Hours call the ResLife staff member on duty  or Campus Security (973-408-3379).
  • If you or someone you are with is at imminent risk of harm to self, others, or property, please call Campus Security at (973) 408-3379 or 911.

If you are having a psychiatric emergency and are off campus

  • In Morris County, you can call Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
  • Call 911 or your local hospital’s emergency room

If you have Drew’s Student Health Insurance

When you have Drew’s student health insurance, you can call CareConnect and talk to a licensed mental health clinician any time, day or night, at 1-888-857-5462.

Other crisis numbers

  • National Text Helpline: Text “hi” to 741741
  • Online chat: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 988
  • Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
  • Morris Cares Sexual Assault Hotline (973-829-0587)
  • The Trevor Project https://www.thetrevorproject.org/ (1-866-488-7386) or text START to 678678. A national 24-hour, toll-free confidential suicide hotline for LGBTQ youth.

Support Numbers

  • Caring Contact: 908-232-2880  can be reached 7:00 am – 11:00 pm (Based on volunteer availability. If your call goes to voicemail, please try back in 15 minutes.) You can call them if you need to talk even if it’s not a life and death emergency.
  • National Transgender Support Line: (877) 565-8860, Eastern time: 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.

Mental Health America maintains a list of online, text, and phone crisis help contacts.  

Procedures for Return to Residence and Campus Life after a Psychological Hospitalization

Uwill

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Uwill, the leading student mental health and wellness solution. Uwill offers Drew University students a direct crisis connection in the event they are dealing with a mental health crisis and need immediate support. Help is available 24/7/365 |  833-646-1526. (If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911).

Uwill also offers students free on-demand wellness programming including yoga, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, and more. Create a profile using your school email address and get started in minutes. 

If You Are In Crisis on Campus

A mental health emergency is an emotional or behavioral crisis that warrants same-day or immediate attention by a mental health professional. This may include, but is not limited to, significant changes in behavior that are not characteristic of a person, the presence of disruptive symptoms that interfere with the responsibilities of daily living, direct or indirect expressions or the intent to harm self or others, or the experience of a trauma or assault.

If a student is in a life threatening situation and is on campus, call Campus Security (973) 408-3379 and request emergency assistance.

If a student you know is experiencing a mental health emergency or crisis:

During business hours (M-F 9-5), CAPS staff is available to assist students who are in crisis, either in-person or over zoom. To request an appointment for yourself or someone else to be seen for a same day crisis appointment, please call the main number 973-408-3398 or email counseling@drew.edu

After business hours: call Campus Security 973-408-3379 and they will contact the appropriate Residence Life staff member to respond.

If you have Drew’s Student Health Insurance

You can call CareConnect and talk to a licensed mental health clinician any time, day or night, at 1-888-857-5462.

If you are having a psychiatric emergency and are off campus

• In Morris County, you can call Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Call 911 or your local hospital’s emergency room

Other crisis numbers include:

• National Text Helpline: Text “hi” to 741741
• National Suicide Lifeline 988
• Morristown Medical Center Crisis Intervention (973-540-0100)
• Morris Cares Sexual Assault Hotline (973-829-0587)
• Caring Contact : 908-232-2880 (7:00 am – 11:00 pm)
• National Transgender Support Line: (877) 565-8860, Eastern time: 11 a.m. to 5 a.m.