We sometimes hear from parents regarding their concerns about their son or daughter. However, due to confidentiality constraints we are unable to acknowledge whether a particular student is a client unless the student has signed a Release of Information Form allowing communication between the therapist and the parent. When no release has been signed, a departmental representative will discuss concerns with parents in general terms only.
Saying Goodbye: Advice for Parents of the College-Bound Sherri Nelson, Ph.D., Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) at Brown University, offers some advice for parents and new students on how to say goodbye in a positive way and help ease the transition to college.
Recommended Readings for Parents and Families
Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years. Karen Coburn & Madge Treeger, Harper Collins Publishers.
College of the Overwhelmed: The Campus Mental Health Crisis and What to Do about It. Richard Kadison, M.D. & Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, Jossey-Bass Publishers.