What you can expect:
For more information call: 719-502-4782.
Our Confidentiality Statement:
All records in the Counseling Center are personal and confidential. This information can only be released outside the center with your written consent. Privacy of your records and anonymity extends to situations where a client is referred to the Counseling Center by a faculty member, administrator or friend. Except under certain circumstances (listed below), no parent, academic dean, instructor or future employer will know of a student's use of the Counseling Center.
Are my mental health counseling records entered into my school records?
Mental Health Counseling records are not a part of the educational record. We keep separate records from other administrative documents kept on campus and notations about counseling are NOT made on a student's official college record.
Given that E-mail is never confidential, it is our policy to limit use of E-mail for communication as much as possible.
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies:
The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) has the general responsibility of regulating the practice of licensed psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors, licensed marriage and family therapists, certified school psychologists and unlicensed individuals who practice psychotherapy. The agency within this Department that has the responsibility specifically for licensed and unlicensed psychotherapists is the Colorado State Grievance Board.
The Mental Health Counselor’s duty of confidentiality do not apply or is irrevocably waived in the following circumstances:
If it is suspected, or the student reports, child or elderly abuse
If action must be taken to protect the student or others from harm
If ordered by the court to testify or deliver and release records to a third person
To protect the mental health counselor in a lawsuit or grievance
Mental Health Counselors are under professional standards that prohibit the disclosure of any information that students tell them during a counseling session, except by a release from the student or under specific circumstances. Exclusions may include: harm to self or others; abuse of a minor, elder or vulnerable adult; health/medical emergency; scheduling, or other circumstances required by Colorado law. Mental Health Counselors will review confidentiality and these exclusions with you.
Confidentiality and Parent Communication with the Counseling Center:
The Colorado mental health code ensures confidentiality for people seeking mental health services. We are unable, therefore, to give any information about a student, including whether s/he is being seen at the Counseling Center, without the student’s written consent. This may feel frustrating to you when you are reaching out in concern for your child. Asking the student for permission for the counselor to speak with you may easily resolve this.
What is BIT?
PPSC’s Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a team of individuals across campus who are trained and focused on supporting a safe learning and working environment for the college community.
Team members include:
PPSC's BIT is Part of a National Organization
The PPSC Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT) is a member of the National Behavioral Intervention Team Association (NABITA). Each of the Colorado Community College System (CCCS) colleges has a behavioral intervention team that works similarly to PPSC’s. PPSC's BIT is committed to making sure we are prepared and equipped to support students as they pursue their education at PPCC.
What is Single-Stop?
Single-Stop offers assistance with:
Find our your eligibility here: Single Stop Screening Tool.
COLORADO STATE EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CSEAP)
(303) 866-4314 or (800) 821-8154
COLORADO CRISIS SERVICES
Text “TALK” to 38255
Colorado Crisis Services is the statewide behavioral health crisis response system offering residents mental health, substance use, or emotional crisis help, information and referrals.
Referrals for food, transportation, childcare, caregiving, housing - Dial '211' or visit www.211colorado.org
What Happens When You Make a Report?
You should report if someone you know is experiencing:
Which report do I fill out?
Academic Concern - Use this form to report an academic concern. An academic concern is defined as concerns with instructor behavior, class policies, and unfair expectations or demands. If your concern regards alleged discrimination or harassment (i.e., gender, age, sexual, race, etc.), use the Discrimination/Harassment Complaint form below or contact Human Resources at (719) 502-2600.
Concern/Complaint - Use this form to report a concern or complaint about a service department or an employee in a service department. If your concern or complaint is about an instructor, or an issue relating to an academic course, please use the Academic Concern Form. Examples of service departments are Financial Aid, Enrollment Services, Financial Services, Public Safety, Career Planning & Advising, Learning Commons, etc. If you are alleging harassment or discrimination, please use the Discrimination/Harassment Complaint form below or contact Human Resources at (719) 502-2600.
Discrimination/Harassment Complaint - Use this form if you believe that you have been unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or otherwise harmed. You are encouraged to fill out this complaint form; however, you can also contact HR by phone at (719) 502-2600 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your complaint investigated.
Facilities Concern- Use this form to report a problem or concern about a college building, classroom, exterior grounds, etc. Please note the quickest and most effective way to submit your concern is by contacting the Facilities Front Desk at 719-502-2800 where your concern will be received by Facilities Dispatch.
All students and employees who test positive for COVID-19 must stay off campus and complete this reporting form.
Student Conduct Issue or Distressing/Disturbing Student Behavior - Use this form to report violations of the Student Code of Conduct , distressing/disturbing student behavior OR academic dishonesty. You can also contact the Dean of Students office.