HOW TO DEAL WITH
DISTRESSED AND/OR DISRUPTIVE
A GUIDE FOR QUEENS COLLEGE
FACULTY AND STAFF
DEALING WITH DISTRESSED STUDENTS
As a member of the Queens College community you may come into contact
with students who are experiencing personal distress or difficulties coping
with college. Students may reveal problems to you through personal
communication or indirectly by their general behavior. Being aware of
distress signals, methods of intervention, and sources of help for the student
can help you feel more in control of situations that may arise, and put you in
a better position to be helpful.
1. Depression. Click ---> <--- for more information
While it is not expected that you be a “watchdog” or that you provide a thorough assessment, you may be the first contact for a student in distress and in a position to ask a few questions. The following guidelines are offered as suggestions for dealing with distressed students.
Dealing with severe disruptive behavior in class:
If in your judgment a student is exhibiting hostile, belligerent, and/or out of control behavior you need to take immediate action. Click ---> <--- for more information
I hope that the following information is helpful. The Counseling & Advisement Center has a staff of psychologists and counseling professionals who see students for personal, psychological and/or academic counseling. All services are confidential and free of charge. Please feel free to contact me.
Elizabeth McCaffrey, Ph.D.
Queens College Counseling & Advisement Center
FRESE HALL, FIRST FLOOR
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm