Letter from the Director

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Staff,

Welcome to Temple University’s Tuttleman Counseling Services (TCS) web site. We are the mental health counselors on campus and are different from academic advising or career counseling services. We are strongly committed to helping all students who are experiencing distress from a variety of sources. TCS has been accredited since 1999 by the International Association of Counseling Services (IACS).

Since its beginning in 1964, TCS has supported and enhanced students' emotional functioning, and thereby their success as students. Individual and group counseling, consultation and professional training are all part of our services. We see approximately thirty-five hundred students per year in individual and group counseling, and serve as consultants on mental health issues for the entire university.

Our setting at 1700 North Broad Street provides a safe and non-threatening yet professional atmosphere. I believe that if you choose to talk to one of our counselors you will feel as though your concerns are taken very seriously. Often the experience of telling your concerns to a professional counselor can be a very powerful positive life event. Our services are geared toward increasing self-awareness, understanding, and problem solving skills that are essential to success in life. The counselors at TCS are strongly committed to the development and well-being of our students.

I encourage you to explore our entire web site, including our different service units: Psychological Services, Psychiatry, Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eating Disorders (ED), Sexual Assault Counseling and Education (SACE), and also our Resiliency Resource Center (RRC) information and other mental health resources.

As a professional training site TCS has excellent pre-doctoral internship and practicum training programs for graduate students in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, and social work, as well as postdoctoral clinical fellowships.

Several undergraduate students receive training each year and staff the Resiliency Resource Center for academic credit. The professional staff truly enjoys its role of educating these trainees who serve as additional resources for our students.

Once again welcome, and accept my warm wishes for a rewarding and enriching experience at Temple.

Sincerely,

John DiMino, Ph.D.

Director