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Sometimes people have trouble admitting that they are facing significant life difficulty. They think doing so would be a sign of weakness or that they cannot handle their problems. They think that seeking help is somehow an indication that they have failed.
This could not be further from the truth! In fact, some of our most promising students and most effective employees have utilized our services. There is no advantage to suffering in silence. If you could somehow benefit, please seek us out!
The PSC is dedicated to assisting St. George's University students, employees and their immediate family members. All persons from those groups requesting our help, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status or any other basis proscribed by law of age will be treated with equal dignity and respect.
With this in mind, and in keeping with similar programs at other universities, the PSC is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and Intersexual (LGBTQQI) Safe Zone.
Why is a Safe Zone needed? LGBTQQI persons make up a significant percentage of the world's population. This is also true in the St. George's University and Caribbean communities. Repeated research has shown that, while LGBTQQI people do not differ psychologically from heterosexuals, they do face unique stressors related to social stigmatization, discrimination and prejudice.
Please see the attached Heterosexual Questionnaire.
If you would like assistance in making your department or agency a LGBTQQI Safe Zone, please contact the PSC.
On a related note, we support the local gay/straight alliance, Pride and Equality. For information on their activities or how to become a member, please email email@example.com.
Accreditation and Memberships
The PSC has been fully accredited by the International Association of Counseling Services, an organization of university counseling centers, since 2009.
Additionally, we maintain individual or departmental memberships in the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors, American Psychological Association, Psychologists for Social Responsibility and other professional organizations. We are also compliant with the requirements of relevant licensure boards in the United States.