Student Counseling & Outreach Services

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STUDENT COUNSELING & OUTREACH SERVICES

The Office of Student Counseling & Outreach Services provides professional mental health counseling services to students enrolled in Fort Valley State University and outreach services to students and residents of Peach and adjacent counties.

These activities are facilitated by licensed, trained, and highly credentialed personnel and considers the participant’s anonymity while performing at the highest ethical standards.

SCOS MAIN PHONE: (478) 825-6278 M-F 8 am to 5 pm

CHRISTIE CAMPUS HEALTH 1-833-855-0085 (Nightly 5 pm – 8 am, Weekends and Holidays)

STAFF CONTACTS

Jacqueline Caskey-James, LPC, NCC, CPCS
Director of Counseling
caskeyj@fvsu.edu

Irwin Rutherford, LPC, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
Irwin.Rutherford@fvsu.edu

Alvin Lindsey, MSSA
Director of Outreach
lindseya@fvsu.edu

Andrew Felton, BA Criminal Justice
Outreach Coordinator
feltona@fvsu.edu

Mental Health Counseling Unit

The Mental Health Counseling Unit currently employs two licensed professional counselors. The Mental health Counseling Unit also utilizes the assistance of additional faculty, staff, and community-based organizational leadership with complimentary credentialing. Students are assisted with the following:


News from Student Counseling

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Outreach Unit

The Outreach Unit incorporates prevention services designed to eliminate the onset of mental and physical instabilities associated with various mental health crises. Through the utilization of its Peer Educator Program (PEP) – modeled through National peer to peer training modules, PEP empowers leaders from the student body, faculty, staff, and representatives from the community-based organization (CBO partners) to facilitate prevention activities addressing psychological issues, while incorporating best practices and guidance into on and off-campus programming. Our targeted areas are:

Prevention Training

Supportive Documentation

Outreach Programming Supported By: