The Counseling & Testing Center’s (CTC) staff of full-time psychologists and supervised graduate intern and practicum students offers students access to a wide range of counseling services, resources, and referrals. Many students experience a variety of difficulties including stress, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems during their college years, and find that it is helpful to discuss their personal, educational, or career concerns with a professional. The CTC provides a supportive and confidential environment for students to explore their concerns and learn new skills to deal more effectively with problems that may be interfering with their personal well-being and academic goals.
CTC Mission Statement
The mission of the Counseling & Testing Center is to advance the educational mission of the University of Idaho by facilitating students’ academic, personal, social, and cultural development in order to promote their success in the university and their continued growth to attain their full potential. We foster a positive campus climate by promoting mutual respect and supporting cultural diversity within our community.
To achieve this mission, the Counseling & Testing Center (CTC) provides a broad array of counseling, outreach, consultation, assessment, teaching/training, and testing services to assist students in overcoming problems and help them define and achieve their educational, vocational, and personal goals. The programs and services provided by the CTC are based on guidelines developed by the International Association of Counseling Services, the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education, the American Psychological Association and the National College Testing Association’s Professional Standards and Guidelines.
Counseling sessions are confidential. Information cannot be released to anyone outside the CTC unless authorized by the student or required by law. Idaho State Law requires that psychologists (and graduate intern and practicum students) must report limited information if there is a reasonable suspicion that a minor, handicapped or elderly person is being abused, or if a person presents a serious danger of harming themselves or others.
Undergraduate students enrolled for eight or more credits and graduate student enrolled for six or more credits are eligible for counseling services. Students who do not meet the credit hour requirements and prospective students are eligible for limited services. All students are eligible for crisis counseling services, referral, and testing services. Part-time graduate students completing their research are eligible for services on a case-by-case basis. In some cases, students may be referred to other campus and community resources that will best meet their needs.
Counseling services are free. A fee is charged to cover the cost of some assessment services.
The CTC is not able to provide long-term counseling for students with needs that exceed the resources of the CTC. In some cases, students may be referred to other campus and community resources that will best meet their needs.
Counseling & Testing Center Services
- Crisis Intervention
- Individual Counseling
- Group Counseling
- Biofeedback, Stress/Anxiety Management
- Couples Counseling
- Career Guidance & Counseling
- Alcohol & Substance Abuse Counseling
- Consultation & Outreach
- Self-Help Resource Room
- Learning Disabilities/ADHD Assessment
- Testing & Assessment
- Computer-Based Testing Center