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Counseling & Wellness

Counciling taking place at APU

The APU Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) provides services to APU students, staff, faculty and their families. The Counseling and Wellness Center is supervised by a full time licensed professional counselor and is staffed by second year MSCP graduate interns currently enrolled in the Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology program. The CWC consults with staff, faculty, and student’s on a broad range of subjects including but not limited to: behavioral changes, learning disability, emotional challenges, family dynamics, goal setting, relationship distress, academic anxiety and stress, and the transition to being a student in a challenging academic environment. Rather than focus on deficit, the CWC offers the APU community a welcoming place to evaluate life’s options and challenges within strengths based environment.

FAQ’s

Q: Will my information be kept private?
A: All information is kept private within the guidelines of counselor ethics and Alaska State Law.

Q: Will you provide diagnostic information, medications, psychiatric treatment, or nursing services?
A: The CWC does not provide medications, psychiatric treatment, or nursing services. However, we do have an extensive referral network in the community.

Q: What sorts of activities and groups does the CWC offer?
A: The CWC regularly offers activities and groups on various topics, such as, but not limited to:

  • Adventure-Based Retreat Series
  • Walking Sessions (Sign up for a 50 minute walk & talk)
  • Yoga and Movement
  • The Room-mate Game
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Academic Stress Discussion Group
  • Relationship Discussion Group
  • Stress Management and Test Anxiety
  • Wilderness Therapy Workshops & Retreats
  • Early Honors Social Committee
  • Adult Undergraduate Network