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For Faculty and Staff

Consultation

When a student expresses a behavior that concerns you—from outbursts in class to sudden, unexplained absences—counselors are available to help you determine how best to address the issue and can provide intervention and referrals to resources when warranted. Faculty and staff may contact any counselor for consultation but are encouraged to contact the counselor at the location most accessible for the student of concern:

EVC: Molly Engdahl at 531-MCC-1316, mengdahl@mccneb.edu
FOC: Dani Bojanski at 531-MCC-2644, dbojanski1@mccneb.edu
SRP: Stephanie Albers at 531-MCC-3841, smalbers@mccneb.edu
SOC: Christine Saitta at 531-MCC-4604, csaitta1@mccneb.edu

Students in Crisis - Quick Guides

About Medications
Academic Leniency Due to Psychological Issues
Academically Underachieving
Adjustment Issues
Aggressive or Potentially Violent
Anxious or Panic Attacks
Appears Dependent or Passive
Demanding
Departmental Safety Planning Tips
Depressed
Discloses Distress
Disordered Eating
Disruptive in Class
Grieving
On the Autism Spectrum
Poor Contact with Reality
Recognizing Students in Distress
Referring a Student for Help
Responding to Distressed Students
Suicidal
Suspected of Abusing Substances
Suspicious
Suspicious and Paranoid Students
Tips for Supporting & Encouraging Students
Tough Conversations
Understanding & Supporting LGBTQ Students
Understanding & Supporting Students with Disabilities
Verbally Aggressive

Referring a Student

In mild cases of distress, simply explaining advocacy services to the student and providing the contact information for the counselor at their main campus is an appropriate method of referral.

In more sensitive or worrisome cases, a more proactive and intrusive method of referral is warranted and the student’s name and contact information should be provided to a counselor for reach out. Students should be made aware that a counselor will be contacting them soon.

Click here for a more detailed guide of referral situations and methods.

Crisis Situations 

In the event that a student is in an emotional crisis while on campus, Advocacy Counselors can provide intervention, assessment and support. Students in crisis should not be left alone until they are connected with a counselor. DSS Counselors can also assist in these situations if the Advocacy Counselor is unavailable. MCC College Police should be contacted outside of normal business hours or in cases or immediate danger.