What services are offered?
At the Counseling Center, we know that everyone is an individual with unique challenges, strengths, and needs. We strive to provide students with a wide range of culturally sensitive services to help you grow and succeed during your time at UCM. Our brief counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, and outreach services are free for UCM students.
For your first appointment at CC, you will be asked to arrive 30 minutes early to fill out some forms. If you would like to save time, you can read, print, and fill out the forms on line by clicking the links below:
You will meet with a psychologist for 45-50 minutes who will hear your concerns and ask about your overall well being. Near the end of the initial assessment you will be given recommendations regarding what you could do or what type of help you may need to cope with your concerns and where would be most appropriate to get help. There are times available every week for initial assessments.
If you need help that the CC is unable to provide, we will recommend places where you can get what you need. Click here for additional referral resources.
Brief Individual Therapy
In individual therapy, the student meets one on one with the psychologist. If your concerns are something the CC could help you with, the psychologist who meets with you during your initial assessment may suggest you return for a certain number of meetings to assist you in working on them.
Group therapy offers an opportunity to interact with others who have similar concerns. It is a good option for concerns about how you get along with others or how you communicate with other people. In group, you will have the opportunity to receive feedback about how you come across to others and the opportunity to try new ways of interacting with others in a supportive environment. Groups are generally offered in the fall and in the spring depending upon interest. If you are interested in group therapy, call the CC to schedule an initial assessment and ask your psychologist about availability.
Group Counseling Brochure
- General Therapy Group: This is a group where members explore their personal concerns and their relationships with others. By sharing your concerns, learning to listen and support others with their concerns, and seeing how you and others act in group, you can learn about yourself, consider different points of view, and learn to improve relationships. All potential members must participate in an interview with one of the co-facilitators.
A psychologist works with you and your partner to help you have a more satisfying relationship.
A psychologist is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 and from 12:45 - 5:00 p.m., for persons who are experiencing urgent or life threatening concerns. An initial assessment will be provided. For emergencies at other times, call Public Safety at 660-543-4123, call 911, or go directly to the emergency room at Western Missouri Medical Center at 403 Burkharth Road, or call the community 24 hour hotline at 888-279-8188.
Students, parents, staff, and faculty may speak with a psychologist if they want to know what to do to help a distressed student. Since psychologists are experts on human behavior, the staff of CC may be of assistance in a variety of ways, such as by serving on committees or advising on program development. Additional information is available from the Counseling Center page for parents, faculty and staff, and students who are concerned about a friend.
CC staff can speak to organizations, groups, clubs, classes, etc., about a variety of topics related to psychological health and well being.
For more information about the services we offer, please read our Client Services Agreement.