Qatar University’s Student Counselling Centre (SCC), aims to enhance students’ development, and wellbeing, supporting their psychological needs to help them achieve academic goals and foster self-development.
SCC helps QU faculty and staff interact and deal with students' behavioural issues, according to a statement Sunday.
The centre provides guided consultancy and psychological intervention through the provision of preventive and intervention services including psychosocial support as well as individual and group counselling services.
“SCC provides professional psychological support services to students including, behavioural, social, spiritual and emotional problems that interfere with their personal, interpersonal, and academic lives," acting director Dr Mohamed Siddig Mgazoob said.
"SCC is committed to supporting students to explore their capacities and potential, to enable them to pursue academic success and attain personal growth, through counselling, psychoeducation, prevention, outreach, assessment, crisis intervention, and referral services.
“SCC also acts as a resource for faculty and staff to support with their facilitation with students, through consultation, educational programmes, and prevention strategies,” he added.
SCC has set up an organised programme through which individual therapeutic sessions are provided to students, and will continue the co-ordination process with the Psychiatric Hospital at HMC by assigning two psychiatrists on a weekly basis to provide the necessary additional treatment assistance to the students.
“There is also a programme of group sessions for treatment and development through which students are given the opportunity to learn about a number of methods and aids for their difficulties. The centre provides weekly workshops for students for raising awareness and spreading culture in mental and behavioural health. There is also co-operation with the various departments and centres at the university and outside the university to achieve integration in the specialised services for students,” Dr Mgazoob said.