History of the UF Division of Student Affairs - Page 59

59 the consolidated unit as Clinical Faculty. Today, all permanent professional staff are Clinical Faculty status with affiliate status and promotion through either the College of Education (School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education) or the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Department of Psychology). The Counseling Center changed its name to the Counseling and Wellness Center (CWC) to reflect this reorganization and commitment to the total development of students by reducing psychological problems through enhancing mental health, well-being, quality of life, and optimal functioning. In May 2010, a new facility was opened on Radio Road to house the Counseling and Wellness Center and GatorWell Health Promotions. This state-of-the-art, three-story, LEED Gold Certified building was designed with individual offices, multiple group rooms, and conference rooms equipped with cutting edge technology and equipment. Upon news of the relocation of mental health services to the edge of campus, university faculty and staff requested that a centralized satellite location remain for students in crisis. To assist with this request for crisis services, the Counseling and Wellness Center established the Crisis and Emergency Resource Center (CERC) located on the 4th floor of Peabody Hall to provide emergency walk-in crisis stabilization for students who are in distress or consultation for concerned faculty, staff, friends, or family. To d ay The CWC is staffed by 38 senior clinicians, 14 support staff, 3 IT staff, 5 doctoral psychology interns, 1-2 counselor education interns, along with 15 practicum and advanced practicum students. In addition, the facility is shared with a psychiatry department staff of 7 psychiatrists, 3 nurse practitioners, 1 psychiatric nurse, and 6-8 psychiatric residents and fellows. Co r e Va l u e s i n C h a n g i n g T i m e s Over the years since its inception, the CWC moved six times, changed administrative affiliation three times, been known by five names, and led by nine directors and three interim directors. There have been many cohorts of students, each impacted not only by individual, familial and cultural issues, but also shaped by the campus climate as well as the social-political events. Some of the change is notable and remarkable, yet some things remain the same. While the wording may be slightly different than years past, the CWC’s mission statement reflects the core values that have always influenced the work of staff: Department histor ies : Coun seli n g an d W elln ess Center