Psychological Services Center at Colorado State University Offers Career Counseling to Community

The Psychological Services Center at Colorado State University is now offering a career assessment and counseling program for community members and high-school students in the Fort Collins area.  

The program for community members is designed for individuals who would like direction in career decision-making processes, while counseling for high-school students focuses on clarifying decisions regarding their future educational and career options.

"The program is designed to help provide a clearer picture of the client’s attributes that are key in making career choices," said Bryan Dik, supervisor of the program and assistant professor with the Counseling Psychology Program in CSU’s Department of Psychology.

Counselors at PSC are graduate students with doctoral-level training in general psychotherapy as well as career counseling and vocational assessment. Appointments may be arranged between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday by calling (970) 491-5212. PSC is located in the Clark Building on the Colorado State campus.

The five-session career counseling program for Fort Collins community members consists of comprehensive vocational testing and a written summary integrating the client’s assessment results. Unlike many other career counseling services, Colorado State’s five-session program focuses strongly on assessment.

Through discussion and a review of test results, clients are

helped to:

– articulate and clarify vocational goals,

– increase knowledge and understanding of their work personalities,

– gain knowledge of the kinds of work environments that are likely to be most satisfying,

– evaluate career and educational options,

– navigate relationships in the work environment, and

– learn a process that can help them make career choices both in the short-term and the future.

The PSC also will help provide high-school students with objective information that will help them decide their future educational and career options. There are two vocational assessment service options that high-school students may choose from, which include a focus on either interests or interests and abilities. Sessions are completed within two to four weeks.

For more information or to receive a brochure, call the Psychological Services Center at (970) 491-5212.