College of the Siskiyous

DSPS Student Handbook

Personal Counseling

Sometimes a disabled student experiences a personal crisis that impacts his/her educational performance or goals. In such cases DSPS offers a limited amount of personal counseling to assist the student in examining the impact of the crisis on school performance. The DSPS staff person may be able to assist the student with identifying priorities and exploring options when dealing with the crisis. In addition, the staff person may be able to suggest appropriate agencies or counselors in the community to whom the student might go for additional counseling.

Student Responsibilities

  1. The student schedules appointments for personal counseling as needed. If the student feels the situation needs immediate attention, he/she indicates this to the DSPS staff and requests the first available appointment.
  2. The student complies with the DSPS staff's evaluation of the situation and the need for a referral to a community agency or a private counselor. If the student disagrees with a recommended referral, he/she must substantiate the disagreement and/or seek his/her own assistance as the situation demands.