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Limitations of Services

The intent of the Drexel University Counseling Center is to help as many students as possible cope with and resolve psychological and social problems that interfere with the attainment of their educational goals. Sometimes students utilize these services in a manner that is not beneficial to the University or the student. Therefore, the Counseling Center reserves the right to withhold services in the event that:

  1. The Counseling Center itself lacks sufficient resources to assist a student adequately; or
  2. It is determined that a student’s needs are best met with an off campus provider; or
  3. A student's behavior while in the Counseling Center facility constitutes a serious disruption of the professional work of the clinical or clerical staff; or
  4. It is determined that a student's purpose in seeking psychological services is to avoid disciplinary action for student misconduct or academic sanctions for poor performance or absenteeism; or
  5. A student repeatedly utilizes crisis intervention services offered by the Counseling Center but does not engage in longer-term, substantive efforts to address the issues from which the frequent crises originate; or
  6. A student's behavior in the therapy situation endangers the emotional or physical welfare of the therapist.

When the Counseling Center determines that it is not beneficial to provide services for any of the reasons listed above, staff members will provide referrals and make reasonable efforts to assist students in securing services from more appropriate treatment providers.