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SUNY Student Tele-Counseling (SUNY-STCN)

SUNY STCNDo you attend college at one of our participating SUNY college campuses (Binghamton, Cobleskill, Cortland, Fredonia, Morrisville, Nassau Community College, New Paltz, Potsdam, SUNY OCC, Oneonta, Oswego, or Polytech)?  

Need a specialist?

It is often difficult to access specialist mental health treatment at College. Counseling clinics may be full with a wait-list, or can only offer a very few counseling sessions. Access to psychiatrists or to specialized psychotherapy can be varied depending on location. To address these problems, SUNY Upstate Medical University Department of Psychiatry will offer remote tele-counseling and tele-psychiatry interventions to students at select SUNY campuses.

In partnership with the clinicians at your counseling center we will offer 3 types of remote service.

  1. A state of the art diagnostic assessment with specific treatment recommendations.
  2. Brief (10-session) structured evidence-based psychotherapies.
  3. Medication management, until your ongoing care can be continued by a local prescriber.

Tele-counseling and tele-psychiatry sessions will be done on campus, linking to SUNY Upstate clinicians using a secure audio/video app (www.zoom.us). Scheduled sessions will be just the same as those provided in a provider’s office, only done remotely on a laptop or iPad.

Therapy and Psychiatry sessions are currently covered at no cost to students.

If you are interested in receiving tele-psychiatry services, please contact your school's counseling center directly.

Local staff will help you:

  1. Schedule the initial appointment
  2. Complete online forms and assessments prior to your appointment
  3. Deal with any technical problems or emergencies during the session
  4. Schedule follow-up appointments
  5. Arrange for ongoing care after tele-counseling and/or tele-psychiatry treatment is complete

Dr Lucas STCN 

If you are interested in becoming a participating campus, more information may be found here.

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