Specialized Treatment

Interdisciplinary teams of healthcare professionals work together to treat students with special treatment needs. Specialized treatment teams also provide consultation to others on campus, including faculty, administrators, coaches, parents, or friends who may be concerned about a student. We offer the following specialized treatment teams:

To be connected with a member of a specialized treatment team, call Counseling and Psychological Services at 609-258-3141.

Alcohol and Other Drugs Treatment Team

UHS physicians, counselors, and nurse practitioners on the Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) Treatment Team can assist you to:

  • better understand your use of alcohol or other drugs;
  • address alcohol or other drug dependency;
  • deal more effectively with social pressure to use alcohol; or
  • discuss concerns about friends, roommates, or family members.

AOD team members provide students with assessment, short-term individual counseling, and referral to private therapists, treatment programs, and groups. The AOD team also offers consultation to University staff and faculty members.

Eating Concerns Team

If you have eating or body image concerns, the Eating Concerns Team is available to assist you. This team-which includes physicians, a nurse practitioner, psychologists, an athletic trainer, and a registered dietitian—provides assessment, treatment, and referral to the appropriate services for students who are struggling with disordered eating. The following is a list of services that may be available or recommended after consultation with a provider on the team:

  • Confidential medical and psychological evaluation
  • Short-term individual counseling
  • Medical monitoring
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Exercise consultation
  • Group therapy
  • Referral to private therapists or more intensive treatment, when needed 

The Eating Concerns Team is also available to consult with those who are concerned about a student. Team members are involved in outreach and educational activities on campus related to eating concerns, nutrition, and body image. 

Emotion Management Team

If you are a student struggling with chronic unstable moods and with behaviors that get in the way of the life you hope to achieve, the Emotion Management Team can help you. Composed of counselors and a psychiatric nurse practitioner who are trained in treating emotion dysregulation through mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy, the Emotion Management Team offers:

  • Confidential assessment
  • Individual counseling
  • Group skills training
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Referrals to private therapists or treatment programs, when needed

Mind-Body Team

The Mind-Body Team can support you in applying a holistic approach, one that emphasizes the connection between mind and body, to treating and preventing both physical and psychological disorders. The counselors and physicians on this team assist students with emotional and/or physical concerns with mind-body interventions including:

  • Meditation
  • Relaxation
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Mindfulness

The Mind-Body Team collaborates with campus partners and can also refer you to additional resources for ongoing participation in mind-body activities.


Committed to improving the mental health and well-being of student-athletes, the TIGERSPAW Team, composed of physicians, counselors, and athletic trainers, provides the following to student-athletes:

  • Psychological assessments
  • Short-term treatment of mental health and performance-related issues
  • Referral services for ongoing care as needed

Contacts with Counselors at CPS are confidential. With the student-athlete’s permission and for the purpose of coordination of care, some information about the treatment may be shared with other members of the TIGERSPAW team.

This team collaborates with the Department of Athletics to enhance the effectiveness of interventions. TIGERSPAW can also provide your team and campus athletic group with specialized outreach and psychoeducation workshops on topics such as depression and substance abuse.