Confidential consultation services are available to the entire UCI community. No identifying information about a student is needed for a consultation. The CSW helps determine the scope and level of services needed which can include emergency housing, transportation information, community medical clinics, mental health services or general information about a community or campus service.
- Student in need of food or shelter
- Student in need of transportation resources
- Needs referrals to counseling services outside of UCI
- Needs general information on alternative options for medical insurance
- Death in family and needs assistance with funeral costs
CSW manages cases for high-risk students who have several psychosocial stressors that are impacting their performance or experience at UCI. Faculty or staff who believe a student would benefit from case management services, should obtain consent from the student prior to requesting the CSW's assistance. We provide ongoing support and follow-up for a student who has been:
- diagnosed with psychiatric disorder and needed hospitalization.
- recently discharged from a health facility and is re-entering university life.
- affected by a medical condition and needs coordination or multiple services and resources.
- impacted by various psychosocial stressors and is in academic jeopardy.
Assisting Students in Distress
Faculty and/or staff members may encounter students who may display distressed or disruptive behavior. The "Assisting Students in Distress" folder is a resource tool for faculty and staff and provides information on how to reach out to students, connect with students, and make an appropriate referral. The folder also contains information on the Consultation Team, a collective group of UCI personnel who meet to discuss crisis management issues, as well as plan and coordinate interventions.
A PDF version of the folder is available here. If you would like hard copies of the folder, please contact the Clinical Social Worker at email@example.com or (949) 824-1418.
With exceptions, in such cases where a student expresses being a danger to self, danger to others, is gravely disabled or there is suspected child or elder abuse, the law and professional ethics require the protection of all communication between UCI's Clinical Social Worker and clients.
The Clinical Social Worker cannot discuss the details of a student's situation with other including the referring party without the expressed written consent from the student.