Psychological Services

Operations during campus closure due to COVID-19

Currently, Psychological Services offices across all campuses are closed. However, Psychological Services is still offering free individual therapy to SCCCD students during the Fall 2020 semester via phone or Zoom meetings. Remote services with SCCCD Psychological Services therapists are only available for current State Center Community College District students over the age of 18.

Remote therapy sessions are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the exception of holidays and observed campus breaks (spring break/winter break). During the summer semester, Psychological Services hours are 8:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday through Friday.

Crisis Services

Unfortunately, due to the limitations of remote therapy, Psychological Services staff are unable to engage in therapy with students who are actively in crisis.

If you are a student and you are:

  • Experiencing thoughts or urges to harm others or end someone else’s life
  • Having suicidal thoughts
  • Experiencing thoughts or urges to harm yourself or end your life
  • Actively engaging in self-harm

Please immediately call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or call SCCCD campus police at (559) 442-8201. You can also contact the National Crisis Line at (800) 273-8255, the Central Valley Crisis Line at (888) 506-5991, or text HOME to the Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Students

If you are a student and you would like to set up therapy, please fill out our  online intake form. If you are unable to complete the form due to technical issues, you can complete the PDF version of the form located here: PDF Intake Form and email it to us directly at PsychServices@SCCCD.edu

You can also call the Psychological Services mainline to let us know you are interested in therapy. Please leave a message with your name, student identification number, and phone number, and one of our clinicians will return the message within 2-3 business days.

If you are a student with concerns about another student, please review the Crisis do's and don'ts for Students for assistance. If you are a current or previous client of Psychological Services at any SCCCD campus, we invite you to fill out our survey: Satisfaction Survey.

Students who wish to pursue therapeutic services in the community can review our list of community resources. These include psychiatric services, psychotherapy services, crisis hotlines, and other community clinics/services. 

Staff

If you are a faculty member or administrator with concerns about a student and you would like a consultation, please call the Psychological Services main line at (559) 443 - 8687 and leave a message. A clinician will return the message within 2 – 3 business days.

At this time, staff who have a student in serious crisis (disclosing harm to self or harm to others) should immediately call their Campus Police department or local police to evaluate the student rather than referring to Psychological Services in order to ensure the safety of the student.
If you are unsure, please review the Crisis Do’s & Don’ts for Staff.

Psychological Services at Clovis Community College is committed to enhancing and supporting the intellectual and personal growth of our students. We strive to help students increase their awareness, knowledge, and resources to successfully overcome barriers to academic achievement and to obtain positive Mental Health and Wellness. We work in collaboration to meet the challenge of behavioral change, identity development, and maintenance of meaningful relationships. We hold true to principals of multicultural competence and non-discriminatory practices.


Contact Psych Services on Other Campuses

  • Fresno City College Psychological Services:  559-443-8687 Fax: 559-499-6023
  • Reedley College Psychological Services: 559-638-0300 (ext. 3210)
  • Madera/Oakhurst College Psychological Services: 559-675-4800 (ext. 4854)

 

Coronavirus Resources

Managing Reactions

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CCC Psychological Services outlines helpful techniques for managing reactions to the COVID-19 novel virus that is spreading worldwide.

Managing Reactions

Stop the Stigma

Filing system with COVID-19 File

It is important to remember that the vast majority of people are at equal risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus. Only those who live in or have recently visited an area of ongoing viral spread, or are in direct contact with someone who has COVID-19 are at a higher risk.

Stop the Stigma

Eligibility

All students of Clovis Community College are eligible for clinical services. In the event that a student drops their coursework, services may be terminated and appropriate referrals will be offered.

Students may seek Psychological Services for various reasons. The following are some common student concerns: adjustment to college, anxiety, depression, relationship and family issues, personal growth and exploration, grief and loss, stress and anger management, and questions regarding sexual orientation or gender identity.

The following psychological services are canceled/postponed during this time and will resume once staff are allowed to return to the clinic and see students face to face:

  • Walk-In Crisis Services
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • On-campus and community outreach/events

Intake (Triage) Process

During the initial intake/triage session, clients are informed of policies held here at Psychological Services as well as their rights as a client, the limits of confidentiality, and other information pertinent to clinical settings. The best treatment referral options for the client are determined by the therapist during this session, which may include a referral for therapy outside the clinic with a community-based therapist or another resource.

Waiting List

Psychological Services strives to be as responsive to the needs of Clovis Community College students as possible. However, due to our growing student population, our clinical team is sometimes unable to treat all interested students immediately. Psychological Services uses a waiting list in which students’ “Request for Psychological Services” forms are chronologically ordered. Students should expect the clinical team to offer them an approximate date in which therapy will begin.