Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) is an interdisciplinary counseling service, staffed by licensed mental health providers, including social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists and clinical nurse specialists. We provide short term individual, couple’s and group psychotherapy; psychiatric medication consultation and treatment; psychological assessment (testing); behavioral medicine; and crisis intervention services. We are open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and are also available 24 hours a day to provide crisis intervention services and assessment.
At the end of July, the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) will be temporarily moving from Hills North to the second floor (North Wing) of Bartlett Hall. CCPH will provide services from this location through the 2017-18 academic year. CCPH Offices in New Africa House will remain open as usual. Please check this website for updates on the status of the move.
Mental Health Crisis response will relocate to the New Africa House. Anyone seeking urgent assistance from CCPH during weekdays between 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. should go to 415 New Africa House or call (413) 545-2337. On weekdays after 5 p.m., weekends and holidays, call University Health Services (UHS) at (413) 577-5000 and ask for the CCPH clinician on-call. In an emergency call UMPD immediately at (413) 545-3111 or 911.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact us at (413) 545-2337.
The Center for Counseling and Psychological Health is committed to the welfare and success of all members of our community and offers support through these resources.
While the newest guidance from the federal government rescinds some previous protections for transgender students, UMass Amherst remains committed to supporting its trans students. Our nondiscrimination policy includes “gender identity and expression,” and the university will continue to seek to provide a safe and nondiscriminatory environment for all students, including trans students. We provide access to facilities and respect students’ pronouns and names consistent with their gender identity, even if their education records or identification documents indicate a different sex.
UMass Amherst Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy emphasizes the campus’ support for transgender individuals, noting, “Our position is simple: We try to provide a supporting and conducive environment for all our students, staff and faculty.“
The university’s commitment reflects related protections in Massachusetts, where lawmakers adopted legislation in 2011 and 2016 that grants anti-discrimination protections to transgender people in the state.
Further information on the university’s commitment to improving the living and learning environments for trans students can be found at: www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/university-providing-support-trans.