Faculty/Staff Assistance Program
The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program provides professional counseling and referral as well as consultation and information to Boston College faculty, staff, and their families. In this way, the Faculty/Staff Assistance Program serves as an extension of your health benefits. Since 1979, hundreds of people from all sectors of the University have used the program. Individuals are free to discuss any problem that concerns them, such as:
- Job-related issues
- Family and parenting issues
- Marital stress
- Anxiety, depression
- Vocational planning
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Financial difficulties
- Caring for aging parents
- Legal referrals
- Separation and divorce
- Smoking cessation
All Faculty/Staff Assistance Program services are free. This ongoing campus resource is available to help you address personal, family, or work-related problems that often cause stress. Concerns for an aging relative, questions about alcohol or other drugs, and reactions to changes at home and at work are common examples. Professional consultation can help you decide if further assistance is necessary, and where and how to get the help.
The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program treats all contacts confidentially. Records do not go into personnel files. Federal laws protect your privacy in these matters.
Programs focusing on issues of health promotion, family life, and stress management are offered throughout the year. These presentations provide information and skills to prevent or to reduce potential conflicts in the personal and work lives of faculty, staff, and their families. In addition, the Program is available for consultations to supervisors and department personnel to arrange special departmental presentations or to address individual or group problems that may be interfering with effective work performance.
How to use the program
Contact Pat Touzin, Program Director, directly at (617) 552-3340 to set up an appointment. Appointments can be arranged at your convenience. The Faculty/Staff Assistance Program is located in the O'Neill Library, Room 132.