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Counselling Services

Counselling services and supports are inclusive, confidential, and available to all RDC students free of charge.

Booking an Appointment

Counselling Services is open to inquires via phone and email

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Virtual Walk-Ins available Wednesdays | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm (beginning September 30, 2020)

Phone us at 403.343.4064 or email us at counselling@rdc.ab.ca to book an appointment.

 

Due to COVID-19, we are offering remote counselling services via audio or video conferencing. This remote service follows the Practice Guidelines for Telepsychology Services, outlined by the College of Alberta Psychologists. Informed consent and any limits of confidentiality will be outlined.

Red Deer College continues to monitor and respond to COVID-19. Find the latest information on RDC’s Novel Coronavirus webpage.

Expectations

Once you have a scheduled counselling appointment, the following will occur:

1) Fill out the Student Information & Acknowledgment form.

   

2) Meet with the Intake Coordinator to discuss concerns or problems you may be experiencing. 

Questions may include: "What do you need support with?" or "What made you want to connect with a counsellor?", "How long have you been experiencing this?", "What are your current supports?", "What are the first signs that you are struggling?"

3) Be given resources/referrals and/or referred to a Counsellor.
4) If referred to a Counsellor, completion of a 45-question questionnaire (~10 minutes) will occur. 

The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45) is to help track your progress. The results are kept confidential within RDC’s Counselling Services and discussing the results during a session is often valuable. To fill out the OQ-45, you will receive an email, click on the link, and fill out the questionnaire. It will then be submitted automatically.  Please note that you will need your RDC student ID number (000_ _ _ _ _ _) and your date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD or MM/DD/YYY) to begin the OQ-45.