Survivors are strongly encouraged to seek help in coping with the psychological effects of a sexual assault. Experienced counselors can work confidentially with a survivor to help her/him recover from the trauma and regain control over her/his life.
Marilou Allen and SAs are available to accompany survivors seeking psychological help; however, student can also call the Counseling and Psychological Services Center (CAPS) directly. Rick Webb, the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, and David Bushnell, Rebecca Ergas, Cynthia Guinyard and Jane Widseth, staff psychologists, are available 24 hours a day to talk with a student who has been sexually assaulted. They can be reached at CAPS, Founders 317, x1290, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays. Evenings and weekends, students may either consult the Staff Directory for home numbers of counselors or call Campus Safety and say they need to speak to a counselor. The dispatcher will contact a counselor, who will call back.
They can also provide names of counselors in private practice and at local agencies (including WOAR). All conversations at Counseling and Psych. Services remain private, except in instances in which there is immediate and serious concern about a student’s safety or if a student requests that information be released.