*Photo was taken prior to COVID-19
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.
Irwin Rutherford, LPC, CPCS
Licensed Professional Counselor
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
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:
- Adult ALC and VOICES Presentation 2021-HIV/ AIDS and Substance Abuse Prevention
- Peer Educator Led HIV/AIDS Prevention Zoom Video
- Peer Educator Led Substance Abuse Prevention Zoom Video