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Psychological Services

Licensed staff provide students with an array of psychological services

Psychological Services is open for the Fall 2020 term. Please see below for more information. 

 

     

    Whether you are on-campus during the Fall Term 2020 or are studying remotely in Vermont, another state, or internationally, ALL mental health services offered through Psychological Services at Bennington College—including crisis intervention, triage appointments, individual psychotherapy, groups, psychiatric/medication appointments—will be offered remotely through live video conferencing and/or telephone. Please refer to this page for more information about services and mental health resources. There are some resources that are offered in multiple languages.

    IN CASE OF EMERGENCY:

    • For students who are staying on campus over the summer: If you are experiencing an emergency, please call Campus Safety at 802-447-4250
    • For students who are off campus in Vermont or another state: If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

    Emergencies

    • On-campus emergencies: Dial 767 from a campus phone, Campus Safety will put you in touch with the therapist on call
    • Off-campus emergencies: Call 911 for immediate help or dial 802-447-4250 for Campus Safety
    • Questions about procedures? Review the Emergency Mental Health Services Guide.

    Contact

    • To schedule an appointment: Call Lori Willis at 802-440-4426 or email to healthservices@bennington.edu
    • To contact April Stein, PhD, Director of Psychological Services: Call 802-440-4450
    • To reach the on-call therapist (24/7):  Call Campus Safety at 767 from a campus phone or 802-447-4250 and campus safety will put you in touch with the therapist on call

    Hours

    • During Fall and Spring terms: Administrative office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
    • Therapy is available by appointment seven days a week during the academic year
    • Summer/Field Work Term: closed
    • Location: Student Health Center
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    Young adulthood is a time of opportunity, challenge, and growth. At Psychological Services, we understand how intense this time can be and are dedicated to helping students work to develop skills to manage the stresses of college and growing up. Our goal is to enable students to explore their behavior, emotions, and minds so that they can feel fully ready to manage their lives and experience the relationships and academic opportunities that Bennington College has to offer. The College is deeply committed to helping students manage this transition in a positive and effective manner. Psychological Services plays a critical role in providing support for those students who need short-term support, for those who seek ongoing therapy, medication management, and crisis intervention.

    Want to learn more? Be sure to refer to ULifeline’s mental health resources for college students.

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