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Wellness Services

Counseling is a volunteer service that OLC students and staff members have available to them whenever needed.

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Okijupi Woakiyapi Wellness Coordinator

Counseling is a volunteer service that OLC students and staff members have available to them whenever needed.

Eligibility for counseling services with Okijupi Woakiyapi or Wellness Coordinator: must be a currently enrolled and degree seeking student or a currently employed staff member during the time-frame student or staff member is seeking counseling.

Self-referrals for students and staff members will be made by the OLC website ticket system. A back-up plan for when the website ticket system is not available, email name, phone number, email address, and any questions/comments to the Okijupi Woakiyapi. Email Okijupi Woakiyapi to set up an appointment and receive paperwork.

Services provided

  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling
  • Provide counseling Services to eligible students and staff members of OLC
  • Telehealth and Face-to-face options for counseling (When the tribal ordinance on COVID is in the green and yellow risk levels, face-to-face services will be offered)
  • Refer students/staff members to appropriate resources
  • OLC Community Training

Topics to discuss during counseling sessions

  • Stress management
  • Work/life balance
  • Life goals
  • Health and wellness (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental)
  • Others etc.

Confidentiality

The OLC Okijupi Woakiyapi is bound to confidentiality guidelines by the American Counseling Association shared here:

Confidentiality: the ethical duty of counselors to protect a client’s identity, identifying characteristics, and private communications (ACA code of ethics, 2014)

B.1.c. Respect for Confidentiality Counselors protect the confidential information of prospective and current clients. Counselors disclose information only with appropriate consent or with sound legal or ethical justification. B.1.d. Explanation of Limitations At initiation and throughout the counseling process, counselors inform clients of the limitations of confidentiality and seek to identify situations in which confidentiality must be breached (ACA code of ethics, 2014) 2014 Code of Ethics.indd (counseling.org)

Limits to confidentiality: Include but are not limited to disclosure of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse, disclosure of threat to harm individual self or others, or when legal requirements demand that confidential information must be revealed.

Okijupi Woakiyapi Process

Okijupi Woakiyapi Process
  • An Early Alert goes in and that is received by the Employee Assistance Program/Student Affairs, After appropriate review
  • EAP/SA then alerts Okijupi Woakiyapi
  • Okijupi Woakiyapi makes contact with student and offers services
  • The Okijupi Woakiyapi will make referrals when appropriate
  • Student initiates first contact with Okijupi Woakiyapi then scheduling of services will take place
Okijupi Woakiyapi Process 2
  • An Early Alert goes in and that is received by the Employee Assistance Program/Student Affairs, After appropriate review
  • EAP/SA then alerts Okijupi Woakiyapi
  • Okijupi Woakiyapi makes contact with staff member and offers services
  • The Okijupi Woakiyapi will make referrals when appropriate
  • Staff member initiates first contact with Okijupi Woakiyapi then scheduling of services will take place