Preparing future generations of licensed professional counselors was the topic on a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Robin Lee, director of the MTSU Center for Counseling and Psychological Services, first aired May 21 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and www.wmot.org. You can listen to their conversation above.
The center, located at 503 E. Bell St. in MTSU’s Miller Education Center, offers supervised training experiences to graduate students who want to become mental health professionals.
Their sessions with members of the campus community who come to them for help are recorded for training purposes. As is the case with any mental health professional, confidentiality is assured.
In partnership with the university’s distance learning program, the center began offering Therapy Assistance Online, or TAO, this spring 2019.
Anyone in the campus community, on- or off-site, can use TAO’s online videos and self-assessment tools. Distance learners also can participate in real-time therapy sessions without having to come to campus.
“Embedded within TAO … is the ability to do videoconferencing,” Lee said. “We would be at the center using the system, and then they would be at their homes or wherever they would be comfortable accessing the counseling services.”
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.
For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.