Referral Guidelines

Reasons for Consultation or Referral

  •  Abrupt changes in behavior
  •  Poor attendance in class
  •  Changes in academic performance (low grades, missing homework/tests)
  •  Isolation from others and being uncooperative
  •  Irritability
  •  Inappropriate crying or emotional outbursts
  •  Low self-esteem
  •  Disruptiveness in class

Topics Covered at the Counseling Center

  •  Time management
  •  Self-esteem building
  •  Test anxiety management
  •  Depression management
  •  Relationship building
  •  Study skills
  •  Career and personal assessments offered
  •  Communication skills
  •  Conflict resolution
  •  Grief management

Contacting the Counseling Center

Faculty and staff members may contact the Counseling Center either by stopping in to set up an appointment or by calling on the phone 419.289.5307. It is advised that you talk to the student yourself and express your concern. Tell the student about the services offered at the counseling center and offer to walk them over to the office.

If you do call for a consultation or stop in, please know that we can discuss ways to encourage the student to come into the office, psychological concerns in general and communication avenues, but we cannot say whether a student is being seen by a counselor or not, the content of the conversations/sessions or discuss the treatment plan and progress being made by the student

Contact Us

Psychological Counseling Services

Hawkins Conard Student Center
401 College Avenue
Ashland, Ohio 44805

Dr. Oscar McKnight
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Director, Counseling Services
omcknigh@ashland.edu

Kerri Carmichael
Professional Counselor
kcarmich@ashland.edu

Office: 419.289.5307
Fax: 419.289.5071