Psychological Services

Students are encouraged to approach any member of the University’s faculty or administration with any behavioral, psychological or substance abuse problem. Such problems coming to the attention of a clinical faculty member should be referred to the relevant dean.  Any dean or department chair is available during site visits to discuss personal questions or problems. Members of the SGUSOM administration can be contacted any time by email. In addition, Dr. Laurence Dopkin, a psychiatrist and Assistant Dean of Students, can be contacted by any student at These contacts will be confidential.

In the UK, a special psychological counseling service is available for SGU students on  a 24-hour basis. A meeting with a local mentor/counselor or referral to the School’s counselor can be arranged. Counseling should be initiated by the student or after discussion with the local DME.