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Mission Statement

The mission of the office of counseling and wellness (OCW) is to support the students of Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology in their personal, academic and career endeavors by providing counseling services. All matriculated students, including undergraduate and graduate students, are eligible for direct services which include crisis intervention, short-term individual and couples counseling, support group services and community referrals from a licensed clinician. OCW is dedicated to promoting the overall health and emotional well-being of Vaughn students through educational outreach events, preventative and supportive counseling and referral services. We provide consultation services to faculty, staff and student organizations.

Diversity Statement

The office of counseling and wellness seeks to promote and provide an environment of inclusion. We recognize, respect and celebrate all facets of diversity including race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, religion, culture, socioeconomic status and ability levels that make each person unique. We are committed to welcoming and embracing our diverse Vaughn College community with respect and dignity.

Vision Statement

The office of counseling and wellness believes that good mental health is the cornerstone of personal, academic and career success. Its aim is to support the learning environment of the College by providing mental health services, outreach programming for students and consultative services regarding student concerns to faculty and staff.

Additionally, the office of counseling and wellness is available to provide student groups and organizations psycho-educational presentations, programs and workshops that can help to enhance and educate their members about issues related to emotional health and wellness.

Calendar of Events

Students can access a monthly calendar of events for the fall semester on the Vaughn homepage to allow students to plan ahead for events.

Counseling Services

The office of counseling and wellness offers free and confidential counseling services throughout the school year.

  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Mental Health Screenings and Assessments
  • Referrals

Health and Wellness Events

Check with the office of counseling and wellness for a schedule of events for the following activities:

  • Women's Health Fair
  • Heart Healthy Workshop
  • Yoga Class
  • Meditation Class
  • Aromatherapy
  • Art Therapy

Online Assessment

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Psycho-educational Workshops

These workshops are offered through the office of counseling and wellness. Please contact the office if you would like to request one of these workshops for your class or student organization.

  • Time Management
  • Stress Management
  • Adjusting to College Life
  • Alcohol and Drug Workshops
  • Improving Your Sleep
  • Hygiene

For Faculty and Staff

If you determine that a student would benefit from professional counseling services, share your direct concerns and observations with the student and make a recommendation to the student about seeking services at the office of counseling and wellness. In emergency situations involving students who are unwilling or unable to seek help on their own, faculty or staff members may call the office of counseling and wellness directly at ext. 350. The refferal form can be accessed here.

Crises Help

If you are concerned:

  • About suicidal thoughts or comments, or any other urgent mental health matter;
  • That you or another student requires immediate medical attention (e.g. taking pills, cutting, etc.);
  • About a threat to you or someone else, including relationship violence:

    Immediately call the office of counseling and wellness at 718-429-6600, ext. 350 or visit the office of counseling and wellness in room 106. After 5 p.m. on weekdays or on weekends, call the security office at 718-429-6600, ext. 130 (main campus) or ext. 300 (residence hall).

Office of Counseling and Wellness

Location: Room 106

Fall/Spring Office Hours:
Monday and Tuesday
9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday to Friday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Staff:
Dr. Nancy D. Adegoke
Director of Counseling and Wellness

Education:
BA, Syracuse University; MA, Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University; Ph.D., Seton Hall University

Licensure/Certification: Licensed Psychologist

Languages Spoken: English, French and Haitian Creole

Crisis Help:
The Office of Counseling and Wellness

718-429-6600, ext. 350

The Office of Student Affairs
718-429-6600, ext. 221

Security Department
718-429-6600, ext. 130 (main campus)
718-429-6600, ext. 300 (residence hall)

New York City Police Department (NYPD)
911

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Events

EVENTS

November 10 - December 12, 2014

Registration Begins for Spring 2015

Enroll Early to Ensure the Schedule You Need

November 26, 2014 6:00PM -

Let's Be Thankful Residence Hall Dinner

All Students Are Invited to Share Thanksgiving Together.

November 30, 2014 6:00PM -

Pumpkin Pie Social

Join Us for Some Delicious Pumpkin Pie!

December 4, 2014 10:00AM -

Fall Internship Fair

Meet With Potential Employers at the Fall Internship Fair on Dec. 4

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