Generally Counseling Center services are limited to matriculated University students, faculty, and staff. Matriculated undergraduate students enrolled for at least six credit hours and graduate students enrolled for at least three credit hours are eligible for services. Staff and faculty employed three-quarter time or more are also eligible. Eligibility requirements do not apply to testing services, Career Development Workshops, and courses offered through the Educational Psychology Department.
The first counseling session is free as you and your intake counselor consider the fit between your goals and the Center's services. Following the intake session, counseling fees are low and based on your university affiliation and income. Payment of the counseling fee is requested at the time of service and can be handled with cash or check. Modest fees are set for structured workshops and credit course fees are outlined in class registration materials. The fee policy is available from the Couseling Center receptionist. No eligible person will be denied service for financial reasons.
Individual & Couples Counseling
Using a brief therapy model, individual, couple, and family counseling is provided for those experiencing personal or interpersonal distress. Counseling services are affordable and confidential.
General therapy groups are for people who will benefit from sharing experiences, giving and receiving feedback, and experimenting with new interpersonal behaviors in a safe environment. Because common experiences of members can enhance a group's effectiveness, the Counseling Center also offers a variety of theme groups from time to time. Persons interested in group counseling meet with a staff counselor to assess the match between the individual's needs and the available groups. No set limit exists on the number of group sessions in which a person may participate. Please see our Groups page for more information.
Sometimes a situation is urgent enough that you need to speak with someone right away. If you need immediate assistance, please call 581-6826 and ask to speak to the counselor on call. Crisis services are also available on a walk-in basis, although there may be a brief wait to talk to the counselor on call.
Crisis services are always available 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and until 6:00 pm on Tuesday evenings during Fall and Spring semesters. In case of emergencies outside of regular business hours, please contact the University of Utah Medical Center Emergency Room at 581-2291 and ask to speak to a crisis worker.
Consultation & Outreach
Consultation is provided to academic and administrative departments and University organizations to increase work satisfaction, productivity, and to explore specific concerns. Consultants collaborate with organizations to:
1. Plan and carry
out assessment procedures.
2. Analyze assessment results.
3. Design and recommend procedures for organizational change.
4. Implement interventions.
5. Monitor and evaluate organizational changes.
Please see our Presentations & Outreach page for more information about our workshops and educational programs on mental health topics.
- Strategies for College Success.
- Career and Life Planning.
- Multicultural Issues.
Pease see our Classes page for more information.
Presentations & Outreach
- Career Development Workshops. (Available upon request)
- Couples Communication. (Call receptionist for details)
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
- Test Anxiety.
Please see our Presentations & Outreach page for more information.
Career Development programs aid participants in exploring education/training, career and life-style options. Small classes and work-shops facilitate participants' assessment of their values, personal characteristics, abilities, skills, and interests. Participants complete inventories designed to stimulate thinking about themselves. Resources for researching occupations are introduced. Goal-setting and decision-making processes are taught. Individual career counseling is also available.
- Classes: Several sections of the Career and Life Planning class are offered each semester. This two credit hour class is listed as ED PS 2610 in the Class Schedule.
- Workshops: Career Development Workshops. (Available upon request)
- Individual Career Counseling: Individual career counseling often follows workshops or classes. Anxiety, low self-confidence, family expectations, value conflicts, or inexperience can be complicated by career decision-making. Counseling helps individuals resolve such issues and apply knowledge about themselves and the world of work to their career decisions.
- Career Services: This is an office in Student Services separate from the Counseling Center that can assist in linking you with career information and resources. Please visit the Career Services web site for more information.
- Handouts: For more information about services available to
students, please see the following document:
Careers, College Majors and Jobs--A Checklist
Center for Student Wellness
The University of Utah's Center for Student Wellness (CSW) is a one-stop information and referral center for students and staff. The CSW's goal is to promote a healthy campus environment by providing members of the campus community with easy access and "connection" to the campus' rich array of resources and services. Formerly known as the Alcohol & Drug Education Center, the office was originally created to focus on substance abuse prevention. CSW still retains that mission by focusing on wellness as prevention. Contacting the CSW is easy via the Web (www.wellness.utah.edu), or by calling (801-581-7776), emailing (email@example.com), or visiting the office in person (Student Services Building, Room 328).
LEP offers services that can help you improve your ability to study and do better academically. Three programs are available to help students be more successful in the classroom:
- Strategies for College Success (ED PS 2600): Sections of this class are offered each semester. Students explore study strategies, techniques, and attitudes that will help them become more successful students. For days and times of classes, please see the Class Schedule.
- Supplemental Instruction: Voluntary group study sessions are attached to selected freshman level courses each semester. These sessions guide students in how to effectively learn the material in the course. During the second week of each semester specific study session schedules for each course are available at the University Counseling Center (426 SSB), in the Learning Enhancement Program office (318 SSB), and on the LEP web site at lep.utah.edu/.
- ASUU Tutoring Center, 330 SSB (801) 581-5153: Student tutors are available by appointment to assist students in many undergraduate courses. Tutoring times are arranged between the student and the tutor. A nominal fee is charged. For more information about these programs, please visit the ASUU Tutoring Center web site at tutoringcenter.utah.edu.
Tests are given for undergraduate and graduate admission, placement, credit-by-examination, and certification/ licensure. Measures of interest, personality, abilities, and values are used with counseling, courses, and workshops. Students requiring learning disability evaluation are referred to the Center for Disabled Student Services. For more information, please visit the Testing Center home page at testingcenter.utah.edu/. Services