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Dr. Q & Dr. A provides wellness information and should not be considered specific medical or psychological advice, diagnosis, treatment, or a second opinion for health conditions. If you have an urgent mental health or safety concern, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or call FIU CAPS at 305-348-2277. If you have an existing ailment that could be adversely affected by information provided on this site, consult with a health care professional before acting on information contained here. Dr. Q & Dr. A is not an instant reply service and cannot reply directly to individuals. Questions submitted are considered for future publication on the site and/or our social media outlets. If you are concerned about a friend or yourself, and wish to make a true anonymous report. Please use the "Share A Concern" button to the top right of this page. Although we ask for your name and e-mail, please be assured that the identity of all of our question providers (you) will be kept anonymous and not included in any social media and/or publication.


Dr. Q & Dr. A Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is Dr. Q & Dr. A?

    Dr. Q & Dr. A is the question and answer Internet resource produced by FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services—a division of FIU Student Affairs. This site has three frequently used features:

    1. New Dr. Q & Dr. A questions and answers every other week on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

    2. Browse through our Dr. Q & Dr. A previously answered questions

    3. Submit a question, which will be considered for a response

  • What is the mission of Dr. Q & Dr. A?

    This site is an Internet resource that provides readers with reliable, accurate, accessible, culturally competent information, and a range of thoughtful perspectives so that they can make responsible decisions concerning their health and well-being. Information provided by Dr. Q & Dr. A is not medical or psychological advice and not meant to replace consultation with a health care professional.

  • What types of questions do Dr. Q & Dr. A answer?

    Dr. Q & Dr. A answers questions about alcohol & other drugs, emotional health, relationships, and sexual & reproductive health. Keep in mind, Dr. Q & Dr. A provides health information and does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment advice, or a second opinion for health conditions. If you have an existing ailment, consult with a health care provider before acting on information contained here.

  • Who answers the questions?
    Dr. Q & Dr. A is supported by a team of FIU’s Counseling and Psychological Services—a division of FIU Student Affairs. The team consists of psychologists, doctoral level psychology trainees, and outreach specialists.
  • Do all questions receive a response from Dr. Q & Dr. A?

    Dr. Q & Dr. A is not able to respond immediately or individually to queries. All questions are read, however not all questions submitted are selected for publication. It's also good to note that Dr. Q & Dr. A provides health information and does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, treatment advice, or a second opinion for health conditions. If you have an existing ailment, consult with a health care provider before acting on information contained here. If you have an urgent mental health or safety concern, please call 911, go to your nearest emergency room, or call FIU CAPS at 305-348-2277.

    Resources:

    http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/basic-page/all-about-alice

    http://www.goaskalice.columbia.edu/faq/faq

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