Campus Support Services for Eating and Body Image Concerns

This chart is intended to guide you to the most appropriate support service for your concerns related to eating and body image. The Center for Counseling and Student Development (CCSD), Student Health Services (SHS), and Student Wellness and Health Promotion work very closely and make referrals to each other. If you are still uncertain about which office is most appropriate for you, please call the CCSD and talk with a psychologist who is a member of the CCSD's Eating Disorders Consultation Group for assistance.

Student Health Services
Center for Counseling
& Student Development
Student Wellness and
Health Promotion
  • Provide services to students having disordered eating symptoms or concerns, as well as to students in treatment and recovery to promote recovery and reduce risk of relapse.
  • Coordinated care with physicians and registered dietitians that includes:
    • Medical evaluation and assessment by SHS physicians
    • Nutrition evaluation of eating patterns and attitudes by registered dietitians
    • Individualized nutrition counseling, education and meal planning
  • Multidisciplinary approach including:
    • Referral to psychological counseling on campus at CCSD or to off-campus community providers
    • Facilitate referral process for higher level of care beyond the scope of SHS to inpatient or outpatient treatment facilities as needed
    • Assist in the continuity of care by collaborating with off-campus healthcare providers (including primary care physicians, treatment centers, counselors)
  • Consultation and educational outreach to parents, faculty, staff, and students around issues related to eating disorders and body image
  • Assessment of student's eating and body image concerns followed by recommendation about level of care and appropriate resources on/off campus
  • Short-term individual counseling for issues related to eating behaviors and body image
  • Group counseling for body image concerns
  • Referral to SHS physicians and nutritionists and coordination of care when appropriate
  • Referral off-campus to psychologists, nutritionists, and/or psychiatry for appropriate level of care beyond the scope of CCSD services
  • Referral to in-patient or intensive day treatment programs as needed
  • Provide information about basics of good nutrition, fitness for health, stress reduction and relaxation, tips for improving body image, and campus resources related to nutrition, body image, and fitness
  • Provide educational workshops/lectures on nutrition, fitness, body image, disordered eating, and how to help a friend
  • Assist with resources for papers or volunteer/advocacy opportunities
  • Train and supervise peers to help with providing support and education on campus about eating and body image issues
  • Provide referral to SHS and CCSD
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