Focus at Four: Texas A&M touts benefits of new online counseling program

Published: Jul. 19, 2016 at 5:33 PM CDT
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Online counseling programs are set to be added this fall to existing mental health services at Texas A&M University.

Texas A&M, Baylor University and the University of North Texas are all piloting the program in the state, which will augment face-to-face counseling with online modules and video chats.

Dr. Maggie Gartner, the executive director of A&M's student counseling services, joins First News at Four to discuss the benefits of this program for Aggie students.

She says students this age are used to communicating via electronic device, and that it doesn't feel impersonal to most of them to participate in therapy via these devices.

For the full interview and Dr. Gartner's full comments, see the above video.

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