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Counseling Services

Mission Statement:

The mission of Counseling Services is to assist students at Bowie State University in their personal and psychosocial growth through the provision of programs and services. Services are provided free of charge for students from their freshmen year through graduate school. The Center supports the institutional mission to graduate individuals who are exemplary leaders in their respective disciplines. Moreover, the Center assists the institution in its mission to develop critical thinkers and individuals with a commitment to the ethical good of mankind. Specifically, Counseling Services assists the institution in its mission by providing personal, social, career, and academic counseling.

Counseling Services also seeks to actively participate in the fulfillment of institutional goals. This task is accomplished by enhancing and strengthening the quality of the Four-Year-Experience Counseling Program. As part of the program, counselors teach sections of the Freshman Seminar course, and conduct psychosocial interviews to aid in the retention of students in each classification.

The Center also offers a student development workshop series. The series provides a forum for creative expression, artistic performance, and educational programs. The philosophy of the Center derives from the belief that every student has basic and unique needs which must be fulfilled in order to function successfully in a learning environment.


Martin Luther King Jr. Bldg. THIRD FLOOR

Main Office Phone: 301-860-4164

Counseling services include, but are not limited to:

  • Personal counseling
  • Social counseling
  • Career counseling
  • Academic counseling

Counseling methods used:

  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Crisis Intervention

Student development tools:

  • Paraprofessional training
  • Practicum/intern training
  • Advisor to student organizations
  • Course instruction
  • Topical workshops
  • Support groups

Types of issues addressed during counseling:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Alcohol and other substance abuse
  • Academic difficulties
  • Career exploration
  • Health issues
  • Values clarification
  • Issues of sexuality
  • Depression
  • Coping with grief/loss

Instrumentation used to counsel:

  • College Adjustment Scale
  • Adult Suicidal Ideation Questionnaire
  • Multidimensional Anxiety Questionnaire
  • Multidimensional Self-Esteem Inventory
  • State-Trait Anger Expression Inventory
  • Tennessee Self-Concept Scale
  • Self-Directed Search