The Student Counseling Section provides individual counseling, group counseling, psychological tests, and consultation which support you to go through the challenges in your life and help you develop positive coping skills to overcome difficulties.
For appointments: 02-2908-9899 ext. 4325
Counseling Services for Departments, Programs, and Classes
The Counseling Section counselors offer in class seminars and sessions to best fit the needs of each department, program, or class to provide mental health information and to improve the well-being of students, staff, and faculty members.
Welcome you to arrange counseling services for your department or program
Mental Health Education Week
The Counseling Section is dedicated to organize a series of activities which include a variety of mental health topics, information, and education. Please come to join us for fun activities, such as movies, board games, workshops, seminars, speeches, or competitions.
Books, Magazines, DVDs, and CDs for Borrowing
In the Counseling Section, we have lots of books, magazines, DVDs, and CDs relating to Psychology, Counseling, Education, or materials that are fun and popular for students to check out. Please stop by and take a glance at any time.
Words for New Comers
You may expect some degrees of disorientation in Taiwan. The disorientation is called the Culture Shock. Experiencing culture shock is normal when you are already in Taiwan for a perid of time. Once you start to find ways to coping with shock challengesm such as learning learning Mandarin or making Taiwanese friends.
Adapting to a New Culture
．It is normal to feel difficult, frustrated, awkward, stressful, confused, or helpless…
．It can be exciting, fun, and challenging at the same time
．It is a big CHANGE!
．Be prepared and accept it
．You have to learn a lot of things from scratching, understanding the culture
．Most importantly: Stop Making Assumptions
．There is no better way of doing things, it is just a different way
．Adapting to a new culture requires a new level of open mindedness
．Learn to work with the culture, not against it!
Ways to Diminish Feelings of Culture Shock
． "Plunge" into your host culture and wrestle with the differences.
． Keep an open mind
． Athletic activities: team sports or taking walks
．Get to know others at your host school or organization
． Do not isolate yourself
． Keep a journal
． Find a local person with whom you can discuss your frustrations and encounters.
． Learn as much as you can about your host culture.
． Maintain a support structure with others, ex. MISA particularly those going through the same experience. However, do not retreat into a “clique” to avoid the discomfort of culture shock.
．See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/adjusting-new-culture#sthash.yL9CrM5A.dpuf
You Are Not Alone!
．Life changes can cause stress.
．Most of the time, people adjust to such changes within a few months.
． But if you continue to feel down or self-destructive, anxious or depressed, have difficulty with sleeping, eating, or even have thoughts of suicide.
．Your normal daily routines may feel overwhelming, or you may make reckless decisions.
Resource Room- Counseling Service for Students with Disabilities
Resource room assists students with disabilities in creating a barrier-free school environment for them. Resource room also provides individualized care and supports to help students overcome obstacles in their daily living.
The Resource Room is also located in the Student Counseling Section at B1 of the Gymnasium.
Services for Guidance Teachers
Education and Skill building Sessions for Guidance Teachers
By facilitating educational and skill-building sessions, counselors assist teachers in learning and practicing guidance principals to support students and foster the development of students using coping skills and a positive sense of well-being. The goals of this year include learning“Mindfulness-Based”and“Career-Building”techniques.
Volunteering in the Counseling Section
A group of enthusiastic and warm-hearted volunteers assist the services in the Counseling Section. They receive professional training, learn from serving people, and also grow from volunteering experience. If you also have a big heart to give, welcome to join our warm-hearted Counseling Volunteering Team.
Report for Sexual Harassment
What is Sexual Harassment? https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/publications/fs-sex.cfm
Sexual harassment can occur in a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to the following:
．The victim as well as the harasser may be a woman or a man. The victim does not have to be of the opposite sex.
．The harasser can be the victim's supervisor, an agent of the employer, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or a non-employee.
．The victim does not have to be the person harassed but could be anyone affected by the offensive conduct.
．Unlawful sexual harassment may occur without economic injury to or discharge of the victim.
．The harasser's conduct must be unwelcome.
Who do You Report?
．Campus: Office of Students Affairs
．Workplace: HR, or local Labor Affairs Department
．Public place: Police office, or local Department of Social Welfare
Appeal Contact for Students
Division of Student Affairs (on the 2nd floor of the gym)
Gender Equity Education Committee
Personnel Office (on the 2nd floor of the 1st Education Building): To promote positive attitudes toward gender equality, eliminate gender discrimination and create a gender-equal educational environment.
If you need to talk to someone— Student Counseling Section (on the B1 of the gym)
Sexual Harassment Appeal Hotline: 02-29038713
You can file complaints to the Student Complaint Committee if the disciplinary sanctions regarding your right to education are illegal or inappropriate and infringe on your personal rights and interests.
Student Complaint Committee is located at the Student Counseling Section
Student Grievance Hotline: 02-2908-5175
Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 8 AM to 8:30 PM.
Thursday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM
Location: B1 of the Gymnasium
Tel: (02)2908-9899 ext. 4320~4325