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Student Wellness Center (SWC)
Lasallian students who have fuller appreciation of their potentials, strengths, resources and sense of agency.
We, professional counselors and psychologists who believe in holistic human development, hereby commit to take part in forming competent, socially conscious, responsible and compassionate citizens for God and country. By forging partnership with different stakeholders, we hope to facilitate growth and development in our students. Through programs and services aimed at enhancing wellness, we aspire to develop empowered students who are able to turn life’s challenges, stresses and opportunities to their maximum advantage and satisfaction.
To take a more proactive stance in a world of unending possibilities by helping students go through the different constellations of their development namely: developing competence, managing emotions, moving through autonomy toward independence, developing mature interpersonal relationships, establishing identity, developing purpose, and developing integrity vis-á-vis helping them create a student-life atmosphere that enhances their sense of wellness.
SWC aims to facilitate students’ personal empowerment and holistic development by promoting college success through:
- Information Services (STUDENT WELLNESS INFORMATION SERVICE); WellThy U!; Drug Abuse Prevention Awareness Week; HIV-AIDS Awareness; and
- Growth Sessions - WellThy Hour; advocacy, life skills and interests enhancement, and
- Counseling Services
It focuses on career planning, development and education of students. This involves systematic assessment of their attitudes, interests, personality, needs, values, skills, resources, and personal mission or goals towards developing career-ready students.
- Career Guidance
- Course Shifting Guide
- Transferee’s Engagement Sessions
- Seniors’ Convention
Support and Extension Services
This is designed to complement the academic services of the University to facilitate students’ retention and completion. Such activities may be done individually or in group and include:
- Executive Skills Enhancement
- Consultations and Conferences
Testing and Inventory Services
It focuses on psychological assessment/testing of students as the need arises. Complementing the other services, this aims to assist students understand, monitor, manage and plan their developments in terms of their goals, values, adjustments, abilities, interest and competencies, achievements and aptitudes.
Lasallian Peer Facilitators
Peer Facilitators serve as a link between the guidance counselors and students. They refer students who need in-depth counseling and/or consultation. Further, they assist in actualizing various SWC-related activities like facilitating and organizing seminars, reaching out to students-at risk, conducting outreach program activities, among others
The LPF (Lasallian Peer Facilitators) is composed of volunteer students from different colleges who willingly share their time, talents and efforts in reaching out to their peers, classmates, and students at large.
Young Lasallians with healthy lifestyles and positive attitude, respecting every person’s dignity.
To serve as a link between the SWC and the students with the end view of developing responsible and competent Lasallians.
How to join?
- Secure the application form from any SWC office.
- Submit accomplished application form together with a copy of Certificate of Registration and one 1x1 ID picture.
Research, Data Management and Evaluation
A system support services to maintain, enhance and support the total operation of the program through coordination and provision of needed resources for research endeavors of counselors; management of all relevant student information; and development of appropriate evaluation tools to be used in assessing the SWC program.
This expresses our desire to continue deepening pro-social behaviors among our students and within our ranks in partnership with other individuals and groups. This also strengthens and systemizes our responses to the calls from the margins of society. In doing so, we hope to inspire each one to commit to causes larger than one’s self.
Guide to Making Referrals to SWC
Counselors recognize that subject professors and other members of the academic community may have certain advantages over the SWC personnel (such as: knowing the needs of students; observing students more frequently and regularly; and getting a “moving picture” of a problem as it develops. As such, referral is necessary when students:
- incur three (3) consecutive absences;
- consistently show poor academic performance;
- manifest behavioral problems (such as avoidance of participation, anxiety when called upon to recite, isolation, disorientation, incoherence, bizarre behavior, or loss of contact with reality, and any form of threats to harm self or others);
- manifest physical signs such as bruises, cuts, dramatic weight loss/gain;
For your referral/s, (referral form) please contact the SWC Director’s Office (local 3054); or the SWC Offices at the West Campus:
- (3115) CBAA
- (3114) CEAT
- (3113) CCJE
- (3095) COEd
or the East Campus:
- (3109) CSCS
- (3105) CLAC
- (3142) CTHM
Myths and FAQs about Counselling
|Counseling is only for people who have serious emotional problems.
While counseling does deal with students who have emotional problems, it can also help:
- Students trying to adjust to their new environment
- Students choose a major career path
- Individuals who have difficulty in self-esteem, communication or assertion
- Individuals having academic problems, difficulty juggling school, work and other responsibilities
|Seeking counseling is a sign of weakness.
- There is nothing weak about a person who seeks counseling. In fact, it takes courage to explore sensitive feelings and painful experiences.
- Individuals who enter counseling are taking the first step in resolving their difficulties.
|The counselor will tell you what to do and how to “fix” your problem.
||Counseling is not a “quick fix” cure to your problems. The counselor is there to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and concerns, to examine your options and to assist you in achieving the goals you have set.
The counselor cannot understand you unless s/he has had similar experiences or is of the same background.
|Counselors are trained to be sensitive to and respectful of individual differences, including the specific concerns of students as regards to gender, racial/ethnic, cultural, religious, age, sexual preference, and socioeconomic issues.
- Are my secrets safe with the counselor?
We treat your records and the sessions that you had with you counselors with utmost confidentiality. Individual counseling rooms are also being used to ensure the privacy of the sessions. However, if we believe that your behavior clearly shows that you want to inflict harm on yourself and on others or if your behavior poses imminent danger to the academic community, it is our professional mandate to inform your family and the school authorities about your condition.
- How do I set an appointment?
There are available counselors who will attend to you once you visit the office. Depending on your availability, you will be assigned to a counselor and will be asked to come back on your scheduled appointment if your concern or purpose of visit to SWC is not that urgent. Emergency cases are immediately being attended to by any counselor available.
- Who will I talk to?
The SWC is manned by professional and licensed counselors who have gathered enough training and experiences in dealing with developmental concerns of college students.
- How long will a counseling session take?
Depending on the nature of your concern, a counseling session may take 40 minutes to an hour. You may be asked to come back for follow-up sessions until your concerns are properly managed.
- How do I know if I need Counseling?
In general, it’s a good idea to consider seeing a counselor if your difficulties persist for an extended period of time, and/or if you experience symptoms that interfere with your daily activities.
The commonly expressed issues and concerns of college students are:
- Academic: Lack of study habits and skills, low motivation, easily distracted, lack of time management skill
- Personal/Social: Decision-making, anxiety and stress, depression, anger management, interpersonal/relationship problems, grief and loss, family problems, body image/eating habits, personal growth and self-esteem, gay, lesbian, and bisexual concerns, cultural diversity, alcohol or drug misuse/ abuse, and dealing with crisis situations.
- Career: Undecided about present course, career pathing and future career opportunities.
- What benefits do I get from Counseling?
- Positive Behavioral Change
- Enhanced Coping Skills
- Better Decision-Making
- Healthy Relationships with Others
- Maximized Opportunities and Potentials
- What should I do when I know someone is faced with an emergency situation in campus?
First and foremost, stay calm, then listen to what the person in crisis has to say. When in dire need, you may convince the person to seek professional help by accompanying him/her to the Student Wellness Center (SWC). Your help will surely make a difference in the life of the person you referred.
Source: OCCS, DLSU-Manila. Myths and Frequently Asked Questions. http://www.dlsu.edu.ph/offices/osa/occs/counseling.asp. Access on 03/15/2016
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