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CEC - Talley Family Counseling Center - Current Information

What is Counseling?

Counseling is a process where people can explore issues of concern in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Through counseling, individuals and families can learn how to enhance their relationships, develop unused resources more fully, and become better at helping themselves in their everyday lives.

At the WKU Talley Family Counseling Center (TFCC), individuals, couples and families are encouraged to talk freely, examine relationships, ask questions, and explore options. The TFCC strives to help individuals, couples and families cope with relationship issues and emotional concerns and deal more effectively with relationship and personal problems hindering their personal and interpersonal growth. The TFCC also provides programs for community outreach, family wellness, family education, and preventive programs.

Graduate interns work under the supervision of University faculty who are licensed mental health professionals. All services are offered on an individual, group, and/or relational basis, and subject to applicable laws and professional standards. The purpose of the TFCC is to provide mental health services to the WKU university community and local community members. The following is a list of counseling services regarding developmentally related concerns available:

  • Individual
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Child
  • Group Counseling
  • Psycho-educational Counseling
  • Play Therapy
  • Filial Therapy
  • Sandtray
  • Expressive Art Techniques and Interventions

Appropriate Referrals to the TFCC – The TFCC is a training center for master’s students. The following is a list of issues that are appropriate for our students:

  • Disruptive Behaviors such as ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Disruptive Classroom Behavior
  • Adult-Child Conflicts
  • Anxiety Disorders of Childhood, Adolescence, or Adulthood
  • Grief
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Physical Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Social Skills
  • Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Academic Issues
  • Peer Conflict
  • Discipline Issues
  • Adjustment Issues (adjusting to divorce, adjusting to new school, job, or community, transition issues, etc.)
  • Eating Concerns
  • Depression
  • Parenting Issues
  • Couples Issues
  • Family Issues

Referrals that are not appropriate to the TFCC – Again, the TFCC is a training center for master’s students. The following is a list of issues that are not appropriate for practicum and intern students:

  • Court Ordered Counseling
  • Issues Relating to Legal Proceedings
  • Custody Evaluations
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Addiction Issues
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Clinical Disorders (such as Schizophrenia, etc.)
  • Major Depression
  • Academic Skills Disorders or Learning Disabilities
  • Dissociative Disorders (depersonalization, etc.)
  • Mediation

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 Last Modified 9/15/14