Every semester, about 3,000 to 4,000 college students are accepted into the DCP Program.
The CPs are college age, generally 18 – 24 years old. [There actually used to be a maximum program age limit (24), but that was eliminated in 2014.]
Naturally, a certain percentage of CPs will be unhappy during their program. For some CPs, especially those attending their local community college, the DCP internship is literally their first time living away from home.
Disney provides a free counseling service – Employee Assistance Program – for all their cast members and dependents through Cigna. You do not have to be enrolled in their medical insurance to call. No one at Disney will get your personal information or learn about your issue.
The EAP number is: (800) 952-6676.
Have concerns about dealing with stress? Job satisfaction? Relationship issues? Eating disorders? School work????
You can get EAP counseling over the phone or in person, up to 5 counseling sessions per issue for free!
Thinking about self terming from the program? We suggest talking to someone first.
Here are the steps to consider: How To Self Term From the DCP Program
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by Elly Collins & Caroline Collins
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