Counseling

Counseling

Counseling Services

 

The American University of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK), through the Department of Counseling, Testing and Disability Services, offers counseling services for students enrolled in 3 or more credit hours.  These services include academic counseling, individual counseling, the loan of self-help DVDs and workshops.  Details regarding each of these services are provided below.

 

Academic Counseling

Students with concerns regarding academic matters may visit the Department of Counseling, Testing, and Disability Services. To help them address these concerns, the Department directs students to the appropriate individual, office, department, and/or administrator.

Individual Counseling

The Department of Counseling, Testing and Disability Services provides counseling services for students requiring assistance with a variety of issues. All counseling services are free and confidential. Students are given the opportunity to discuss matters which may be causing them concern or stress. The objective of counseling services is to provide needed assistance and support so students can reach their highest potential personally and academically. When needed, the counselor also offers referral services to qualified and experienced professionals or organizations. Students may make requests for counseling services by contacting the Department of Counseling, Testing, and Disability Services located in Building B.  All services will be provided in a confidential, private setting on the AURAK campus.

Self-Help Videos

Students may select from the Department of Counseling, Testing, and Disability Services’ DVD Library.  Students are asked to return all DVDs in timely fashion so that others may also benefit from them.  Hire of all DVDs is free.  The DVD Library of the Department of Counseling, Testing and Disability currently contains the following DVDs:

 

  • Combating Conflict with Character – Handling Anger and Frustration
  • Combating Conflict with Character – Overcoming Prejudice
  • A.G.E. The Rage
  • OCD – The War Inside
  • The Teen Files Series – The Truth about Body Image
  • Teen Health Series – Self Esteem
  • Hills & Valleys: Teen Depression
  • Teenagers at Risk Series – Teen Depression: You Are Not Alone
  • Getting the Story on Social Skills
  • Making Your Presentation
  • Learning to Solve Problems
  • What is Financial Success?
  • Healthy Eating – A guide to Nutrition Series
    • Nutrition and Weight Management
    • Nutrition for Sports and Exercise
  • Test-Taking Strategies for Students
    • Study Skills
    • Answering Test Questions
    • Taking Math Tests
    • Effective Note-Taking
  • Coping with …Series
    • Coping with Feelings
    • Coping with Loss
  • Surviving Life Transitions
  • Communication Essentials Series
    • Reading Essentials
    • Listening Essentials
    • Writing Essentials
  • Team Building – In Outdoor Education Programs
  • Timing Is Everything: How to Have a Productive 25 Hour Day
Workshops

Every semester, the Department of Counseling, Testing, and Disability Services offers a series of free workshops to assist students with a variety of common issues.  The workshops regularly discuss the following topics:

 

  • What all Successful Students do
  • Time Management
  • Study Skills
  • Test Taking Strategies
  • Stress Management
  • How to Access Assistance
  • Your GPA – AURAK Policy, Calculation and Improvement Methods
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Ras Al Khaimah Road,
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PO Box: 10021

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Mail:  info@aurak.ac.ae

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