Concerns of Clinicians

 

Rising demand for behavioral health services is outpacing capacity at college counseling centers across the country, creating a campus mental health crisis.

College counseling centers are looking for ways to increase their capacity to reach more students in need while lessening the administrative burdens that keep them from interacting with students.

Nearly half

of college counseling centers were not able to offer triage appointments during the 2016-2017 school year.

Only two thirds

of the centers had an available psychiatrist. 

34 percent

of the centers reported having a waiting list at some point during the school year. 

17.3 business days

was the average wait for a first appointment for centers with a waitlist.

2016 Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors Annual Survey