The most valuable resources of our University are the people who work here. The Academic & Staff Assistance Program fosters growth and development of the individual. In turn, it is the individual who creates and builds a spirited, creative and productive work environment.
Some concerns are hard to leave at home.
Some concerns are hard to leave at work.
From time to time your domestic, financial, or other personal problems may adversely affect your work, perhaps decreasing your productivity, jeopardizing your health, or hindering your relations with others. Leaving work at work is not always easy either. Work problems, whether conflicts with co-workers or supervisors or pressures and deadlines, if left unaddressed can affect your home life and personal relationships. The Academic and Staff Assistance Program provides an opportunity for you to resolve personal or professional problems through confidential counseling.
We offer counseling and referral assistance in such areas as:
- Alcohol and drug problems
- Eating disorders
- Financial problems
- Interpersonal conflict
You may talk with us in person or by telephone.If you need assistance with a personal or professional problem, call or visit our office. We will offer a referral or arrange an appointment with John Berberet, M.A., MFT, who is a licensed professional counselor. We will help you locate the resources most appropriate for your needs.
ASAP also provides individual consultation to assist in resolving workplace problems. Services are available to staff, supervisors, managers, administrators and faculty to help assess the nature of the problem or conflict. A number of interventions aimed at improving workplace performance can be provided. These might include:
- Skill development workshops
- Communication skills development
- Supervisor/manager coaching
- Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
- Departmental retreats
- Career Self-Management
- AIDS/HIV education
Supervisors may also use the Academic and Staff Assistance Program as a resource for helping employees whose work performance or morale seems to be declining.
We can refer you to a skilled professional.We can help you meet an appropriate professional on campus or in the community with whom you can work confidentially and comfortably.
ConfidentialityYour privacy is protected. The Academic and Staff Assistance Program keeps a confidential record of your appointment(s) that is separate from all other UCSB records, including departmental and personnel files.
Information you provide us is strictly confidential and will not be shared without your written permission. Exceptions to confidentiality may be required by law. These legal limits will be discussed during your first meeting. In these and other ways, your professional and personal integrity are preserved throughout your contacts with ASAP.
ASAP is a free service.Our counselors will see you without charge on an appointment basis. Our office also provides information about fees for off-campus community services, helping you to coordinate our referral with your finances and the University health plan in which you are enrolled. We can assist you in accessing your behavioral health care benefits.
Our services exist for you. Please use themFor assistance or more information, call the ASAP office at 893-3318 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. You can schedule an appointment with John Berberet, M.A., MFT
LocationThe Academic and Staff Assistance Program is located on the third floor, North wing of the Student Affairs and Administrative Services Building (SAASB 3101) in the Human Resources Department. (SAASB is located directly behind Cheadle Hall.) Once inside Human Resources, follow the ASAP signs to the ASAP Reception desk.
Academic and Staff Assistance ProgramStudent Affairs and Administrative Services Building (SAASB 3101)
Third floor, North Wing
Hours: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; 1-5 p.m.
John Berberet, M.A., MFT