Scope of Services
The University of Utah Counseling Center (UCC) offers brief individual, couples and group counseling, psychiatric medication services and psychological assessment for eligible UU students. Referrals may be made to other university or community services when appropriate. Individuals may participate in only one of the primary counseling modalities of individual, group or couples counseling at any one time. Individual counseling at the UCC is limited to 12 sessions per year (based on the date of your first individual counseling appointment). Many individuals find they need five to seven sessions to accomplish their goals for counseling.
If you or your counselor conclude that your situation requires longer-term work, we may recommend a referral to an outside counseling agency, use of our group therapy services, or other options. Students with long-standing concerns or are in need of intensive case and crisis management needs may not be served adequately by our brief therapy model. For this reason, the UCC is limited to offering assessment, brief crisis management, case management, and referral to community resources with more specialized and comprehensive services. Psychiatric medication services and Psychological Assessment are only available in conjunction with consistent, ongoing individual, group or couples counseling. Stand alone psychiatric and assessment services are not available through UCC.