Faculty and Staff Counseling Services

  • Crisis Intervention/Assessment. In an emergency situation, faculty and/or staff may be seen in person by a clinical counselor. A clinical counselor will complete an assessment of the faculty and/or staff's emergency situation and facilitate an appropriate referral to an on/off campus resource(s).

  • Referrals. Faculty and Staff may call Counseling & Psychological Services to request off-campus mental health resources.  SF State provides mental health services as well as other resources through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP)  or call 1-800-367-7474.

Faculty and Staff Helping Students

Whether it is in a classroom or office setting, faculty and staff are often the first to have contact with students that are experiencing emotional or psychological distress. Our Faculty and Staff Services provide the following services to the general campus community which focus on faculty and staff helping students:

  • Consultation: Provide consultation to faculty and/or staff on a variety of emotional and psychological issues affecting students.
  • Workshops/Trainings: Provide workshops for faculty and/or staff regarding how to handle situations when students are exhibiting acting out or disruptive behavior.
  • Referrals to CPS: Provide consultation for faculty and staff on how to facilitate a referral of a student to the CPS.
  • Off Campus Resources: Provide information on resources available in the Bay Area community if a student is either unwilling to access CPS or requires specialized services that are not available on campus.

Download the Faculty and Staff Guide or continue to explore the webpages in this section.

The Red Folder program is designed to help faculty and staff identify, respond to, and refer students in distress.  This reference guide contains safety tips and contact information for a wide variety of emergency campus resources to immediately help any student in distress.  Also, it provides guidance on responding to incidents in which a student might be a danger to self or threat to others.  Access the Red Folder document here.