consultation is meeting with a professional, such as a licensed psychologist,
to seek advice or assistance. The licensed psychologists on staff at
the Center for Cadet Counseling (CCC) are available for consultations with
parents, faculty, staff, and cadets.
consultations, a counselor will explore your concerns, either in person or over
the phone, and help you develop strategies to effectively manage or address
your concerns. If the circumstances warrant, we can help you get connected
with additional resources, either at the CCC or in the community. If you are concerned about a member of the VMI community and wish to consult with the CCC, please contact us 540-464-7667.
are not typically the first point of contact when a cadet experiences problems.
Cadets regularly interact with friends, academic advisors,
faculty, and family members and they will naturally confide in those closest to
them when they are having difficulties. As a result, these individuals are in
an excellent position to provide information and assistance to cadets in
distress, and also to refer cadets to professional counseling when they appear
to have more serious concerns.
Faculty might find this resource helpful: "Recognizing and Responding to Students in Distress: A Faculty Handbook".
If you are an employee who would like information about off-Post treatment providers, please visit the Employee Assistance page.