BU's Center for Counseling and Human Development helps students develop human relations skills and personal growth. Typical counseling concerns may include study skills, depression, relationship issues, stress management, assertiveness and effective communications, racism, sexism, and homophobia, human sexuality, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, survivors of rape, incest and sexual assault, depression, ACOA and family issues, self-esteem.
Psychological counselors also provide programs on these topics upon request by student organizations, residence halls and classroom faculty.
Other services include professional consultation to faculty and staff about student concerns and academic and non-academic grievances.
Who is eligible for services?
You must be enrolled for at least six credit hours during the semester that you are seeking services. To receive services during the summer, you must be enrolled during that summer session.
You have the right to a confidential relationship with your counselor. Information you share in counseling will not be revealed outside the center without your written permission. There are certain exceptions to this rule:
- child abuse or neglect
- elder abuse or neglect
- danger of imminent bodily harm to you or another person
- court subpoena