Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs
- Who can avail of the guidance services?
Any student who is enrolled in UERMMMCI may avail of the guidance services.
- If I went for a counseling session, would other people know about my problems?
The counselors take utmost care with your personal information thus every counseling session is strictly confidential. However, there are limits to this confidentiality. Counselors are mandated by law to report to authorized people, such as the Senior Guidance Counselor as well as your parents, about your case if there is imminent harm to oneself or another person; any form of abuse is present and experienced by the client and/or a valid court order is issued for medical records.
- Is counseling purely advice-giving?
Counseling is a collaborative process between the counselor and the student in constructing solutions to their problems. The counselors use different approach depending on the student’s case. The student is encouraged and expected to take a proactive role in the counseling sessions.
- What happens in the counseling session?
Different areas of the client’s life will be explored in the sessions. There will be times that uncomfortable thoughts and feelings may be elicited from the client but exploring different areas of the client’s life will help the counselor come up with a better assessment and appropriate interventions.
- When should I seek for help?
Although counselors encounter and help students with a serious mental concern such as depression and anxiety, we also help students with their problems in academics, social and career concerns. The role of the Guidance and Counseling Office is to provide a holistic learning experience to the students. We aim to provide psychological and emotional assistance to students as they go through their college years.
- How do I make an appointment for a counseling session?
To schedule an appointment, either call 715-0861 to 77 loc. 395 or visit the Guidance and Counseling office located at the Ground Floor of Administration Building. You may also opt to check on the counselors' availability by clicking on this link.
- I want to take a psychological test. How can I avail of the testing services?
As part of its services, the Guidance and Counseling office administers different psychological tests to students depending on their year level. If you wish to know more about this service, you may visit the Guidance and Counseling office and the counselor will determine the nature of your request.
- How can I make a referral?
If you are a faculty member or a family member and you wish to refer your student/s, you may visit the Guidance and Counseling office and fill-out a referral form. You may also download the referral form on this link and fill it out. Kindly submit the referral form personally to the Guidance and Counseling office to maintain the confidentiality of its content.