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General Information | 2006-2007 page 12 of 16 in Appendix C
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Chapter 12. Counseling and Mental Health Center

Subchapter 12-100.     General Provisions

Sec. 12-101.     Purpose

The purpose of the services is to provide personal counseling, group counseling, and psychiatric services for students to help them promote, maintain, and improve their mental health and maximize their college experience.

Sec. 12-102.     Definitions

In this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning,

  1. "director" means the director of the Counseling and Mental Health Center;
  2. "services" means services provided by the Counseling and Mental Health Center;
  3. "University" means the University of Texas at Austin;
  4. "student" means a person enrolled at the University or a person accepted for admission or readmission to the University while that person is on the campus and is eligible for services.
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Subchapter 12-200.     Administration

Sec. 12-201.     Duties of the Director

  1. The director shall
    1. maintain and administer the programs of the services so that they relate meaningfully to the needs of the student body and of the faculty;
    2. appoint assistants and coordinators for various phases of program planning, administration, and development; and
    3. designate specific staff members who will perform assigned duties in the absence of the director.
  2. The director is in charge of the Counseling and Mental Health Center, is administratively responsible to, and shall report regularly to the vice president for student affairs.

Sec. 12-202.     Duties of the Associate and Assistant Directors

  1. The associate and assistant directors are responsible for the duties assigned by the director.
  2. During the director's absence, the associate and assistant directors assume the duties of the director.
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Subchapter 12-300.     Services Provided

Sec. 12-301.     Services Provided to Students

The services provide general and specific functions which include

  1. individual counseling for personal issues;
  2. group programs and workshops for personal development;
  3. psychiatric evaluation and medication services;
  4. mental health consultation and outreach services;
  5. stress management and biofeedback resources;
  6. traumatic events responses and crisis interventions;
  7. internships and practicum programs for graduate-level students.

Sec. 12-302.     Services Provided to the University

The agency provides mental health consultation services to faculty members, University residence personnel, and administrators regarding student mental health concerns.

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Subchapter 12-400.     Counseling and Mental Health Center Records

Sec. 12-401.     Confidentiality of Records

  1. Confidentiality of the records of the Counseling and Mental Health Center is governed by the laws of the State of Texas and applicable federal law.
  2. With certain exceptions, a student is entitled to review or have access to the content of his or her confidential records.
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General Information | 2006-2007 page 12 of 16 in Appendix C
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Appendix C Office of the Registrar University of Texas at Austin copyright 2006
Official Publications 15 Aug 2006