Counseling

Welcome to Clark Atlanta University. The Office of Counseling and Disability Services Center is pleased you are interested in pursuing your educational aspirations at CAU. The CADS is dedicated to providing confidential services to all Clark Atlanta University (CAU) students who are seeking to enhance their personal growth and psychological well-being on their journey to leading more effective and rewarding lives. All counseling and disability services are free for CAU students.   

Counseling Services

Counseling services are available to all CAU students, graduate and undergraduate at no cost. The CAU counseling adheres to strict rules of confidentiality and HIPPA regulations. The exception to this would be in situations where mandated by law. Counseling records are not available to faculty, administrators, parents, or any other party without prior written consent of the student. Counseling provided uses a holistic approach and encourages self-learning in a confidential environment. Services provided include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couple’s counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Coordination of hospitalizations
  • Crisis interventions & Crisis management
  • Referral management
  • 24/7 Coverage 

Personal and Relationship Counseling
Counseling is provided for individuals, as well as with a romantic partner (CAU student), roommate, or a family member, when appropriate. Counseling is provided to students with concerns related to roommates or friends.

Group Counseling
Group counseling with a small number of students is also available. Groups tend to organize around specific topics, i.e., conflict resolution and effective communication. 

Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counseling and Prevention

Sexual Assault and Prevention Services

Focused intervention and the prevention of major mental health problems are the emphases of individual and group treatment. 

Educational and Social Development Seminars and Outreach Programs

Workshops, forums, classroom and dorm presentations are available on a variety of topics. These include; stress management, grief, gender issues, male/female relationships, sexual assault, alcohol, and other drug use

Consulting
On request, counseling staff members provide consultation with student organizations and faculty/staff. These services include psycho-educational / training sessions, as well as the provision of on-to-one assistance in reaching out to persons experiencing emotional distress, and are in dire need of supportive services.

Referrals
The office serves as a starting point for students seeking counseling, guidance or assistance with disability concerns. Please contact the office at (404) 880-8044. 

Workshops
Workshops, forums, classroom and dorm presentations are available on a variety of topics. These include, stress management, grief, gender issues, male/female relationships, sexual assault, alcohol, and other drug use. Also, other topics can also be considered.