Our Services

Current enrolled students are eligible for clinical services at UCC. The University Counseling Center provides Individual Counseling, Group counseling, Consultation, Psychological Assessment, outreach services, Crisis Intervention & Psychiatric Services.

Individual Counseling

Personal Counseling  
University Counseling Center provides individual counseling services to all IAU students, faculty, and staff regarding variety of issues including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, relationship conflicts, loss and grief, sexuality, maritalproblems, drug and alcohol, smoking, and life decisions.

Academic Counseling
University Counseling Center provides individual counseling for students who presents academic concerns. Professional Counselors provide services to help students to deal with issues including but not limited to: test anxiety, academic stress, learning difficulties, learning strategies, developing study skills, time management, and teamwork skills.

Career/Vocational Counseling
University Counseling Center provides psychological testing such as Holland Career Inventory to help students determining their career tendencies.UCC provides career counseling when students discuss their concerns regarding current or future career related programs. UCC also works closely with the Career Center.

Group Counseling

The University Counseling Center provides group counseling services to minimum of 2 and maximum of 8 individuals in which individuals share similar concerns to promote emotional,behavioral, psychological, and social development. The service may include psycho-educational groups, structured groups, and focus groups. Group counseling approximately lasts for 6-8.

Psychological Assessment

University Counseling Center administers several psychological assessments, that are valid and reliable, to IAU students. The tests are in Arabic and in electronic format, and the results are provided right after the completion of the assessment. The clinical psychologist provides a session discussing the results to enable the students in understanding what the results of the assessment indicate.

Outreach Services

University Counseling Center uses every opportunity for outreach. The UCC is represented on all campuswide events. The UCC has expanded its services by serving at 23 locations (Diagram1) among the main and other campuses. The methods for outreach includes emails, flyers, brochures, roll-up posters and display screens located around the campus.

Crisis Intervention

Crisis intervention is a service provided to students who are in acute emotional distress. Counselors are available to handle emergencies such as suicide attempts, suicide threats, physical assault, violence, and other types of crisis. Students in crisis can visit one of the counseling centers or call during regular business hours (Sunday-Thursday 8:00am to 3:00pm).
Phone for male campus: 0133330844
Phone for female campus: 0133330849
UCC Hot-Line: 0133333000
For after business hours, students may visit King Fahd Hospital of the University or 997 for emergency services.

Published on: 10 April 2014
Last update on: 23 November 2017