About Us OCPD offers a safe and accepting environment to effectively develop awareness and strategies to handle crisis situations and persisting problems and to grow in self knowledge and understanding. A professional staff of licensed and qualified psychologists and counselors provide individual and group services which include short-term counseling, long-term counseling (no specific session limits), referral to consulting psychiatrist where appropriate, and assessment of more severe psychological concerns. Our consulting psychiatrist, Dr. Kevin Cowperthwaite, is available on campus once per week to evaluate and provide short-term treatment to our OCPD clients. All services are free and confidential to those students who are enrolled as full-time, land-based, traditional, undergraduate students, as well as students enrolled in the Accelerated Nursing, CHOICE Nursing, Masters in Biomedical Sciences, Masters in Environmental Sciences, Doctoral Physical Therapy, Doctoral Occupational Therapy, or Doctoral Pharmacy programs. The Office of Counseling and Personal Development provides educational and process-oriented groups, workshops and presentations designed to promote development in the areas of communication skills, dating and relationship issues, adjustment to college life, assertiveness training, and other relevant topics upon request. Students enrolled in the College for Contemporary Liberal Studies or those students not listed above as being eligible for OCPD services have access to sliding scale/low cost counseling through the Centers for Counseling & Family Therapy at the Thornton campus (303.964.5786) or at the Colorado Springs campus (719.264.7027). At the Office of Counseling and Personal Development, the term "diversity" affirms our faith-inspired commitment to build an inclusive community that values the dignity and contributions of all our members. In this community, all human differences thrive in a learning environment characterized by the Jesuit traditions of mutual respect and the pursuit of justice. Age, gender, race/ethnicity, class, disability, sexual orientation, religion and other human differences contribute to the richness and vitality of our living community. In order to protect the student's rights of privacy, all information disclosed in counseling is considered confidential and can ONLY be released to another person with the written consent of the student. In circumstances where imminent danger is present (i.e. client is a danger to self or others or is gravely impaired), confidentiality is waived.