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    1.- Personal Living
    2.- Health and Fitness
    3.- Personal Support
    4.- Academic Services
    5.- Career and Professional Development Services
    6.- Extracurricular Activities
    7.- Cultural Life

    3.- Personal Support

    The University Counseling Center provides a variety of psychological services to the UTEP community. The core of these services is the individual, relational, and group counseling to currently enrolled students, on topics including relationships, anxiety, depression, dysfunctional families, and emotional life skills.

    Career counseling is available to assist students with questions relating to choice of major and future career goals. Personal counseling is available for a limited number of sessions to help students overcome personal problems that are interfering with their university experience. If a students requires services that are beyond the scope of the university Counseling Center, a counselor can assist the individual to find appropriate resources in the community.

    Since individual assessment and brief counseling can only meet a portion of students' needs, the University Counseling Center is also moving toward the 21st century with new technologies to expand and improve services it offers UTEP students.

    The Student Development Lab provides students with a range of audiovisual aids providing information and practical techniques for working with stress, self-esteem, relationships, and other problems. Our Multimedia Student Learning Center provides students with a safe place and helpful advice for accessing the many new psychological resources now available on the Internet and World Wide Web. Finally, the Center's new Psycho-Social Resource Library has a wide range of books, pamphlets, tapes, etc. on many interesting and important topics.

    The home page, accessible from the UTEP home page or directly at, http://www.utep.edu/counsel provides students with immediate information to help understand and deal with depression, panic disorder, ADHD, abusive relationships, and dozens of other issues.

    While there is still no substitute for an understanding ear and expert problem-solving advice, these new advances are helping our counselors help students more and more effectively.

    Professional staff members also make presentations to small groups, seminars and classes on topics of interest to the campus community such as stress management, career choice, assertiveness, psycho-social development, etc. The Counseling Center staff are also available for consultation with students, faculty, and staff regarding student problems and the needs of individual students.

    The University Counseling Center is located in the Union West, Room 104. The phone number is (915) 747-5302.

    The Women's Resource Center serves to foster the personal growth and development of women as competent, independent, confident and healthy individuals and to expand understanding within the University community of personal, political, and social issues of concern and interest to women. The Center strives to ensure a campus community in which women and men can live and work together in a mutually respectful and supportive environment where equality, responsibility, and personal empowerment are encouraged and fostered. Following a feminist model of empowerment, the Center works toward fostering, recognizing, and affirming the abilities, accomplishments, and potential of UTEP women.

    Through a variety of educational programs, culturally-diverse events, resource opportunities, and comprehensive support services, the Women's Resource Center provides a centralized resource for meeting the various needs of women students, faculty, and staff of UTEP, as well as the El Paso community. The Women's Resource Center offers informational and interactive weekly Lunchbag Seminars, educational programming on a range of issues from gender communication to sexual assault, informational resources/referrals, counseling, support and advocacy, scholarship opportunities, financial assistance (emergency loans with a 10% flat interest rate), and a book/video resource library. In addition, there are monthly community service projects, an annual Celebration of Women, Take Back the Night Rally, Clothesline Project, and Women's Leadership Institute. The Center itself provides space for studying, relaxing, socializing, research, and computer usage. Just, drop by! Everyone is welcome! Volunteers are invited and encouraged.

    The Women's Resource Center is located in 112 West Union and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call (915) 747-5291, email wrc@utep.edu, or fax (915) 747-7400.

    Child Care is available for children of all students, faculty and staff of the University. The University Child Care Center is located at 1825 Hawthorne and is managed and operated by Sara Care Child Care Center, Inc. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hours for academic year Fridays and summer hours are 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Children aged six months to 12 years are accepted, depending on availability of space (hourly, daily, weekly care available. Summer Camp for School Age.) Age appropriate early childhood developmental programs are offered in the curriculum. The University Child Care Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Human Services and is an approved vendor for Child Care Management Services. Financial assistance is available for qualifying parents, through Child Care Management Services. Our phone number is (915) 747-5270.

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