The Psychological Consultation Center (PCC) is a mental health service, research, and training facility that serves both the URI and greater RI community. Established in 1968, the PCC is a training clinic for doctoral level graduate students in the Clinical Psychology graduate program offered through the Department of Psychology at URI. The PCC offers individual treatment, adult assessment services, and a specialty clinic for children with anxiety.
The Psychological Consultation Center works collaboratively with offices at URI, including the URI Counseling Center, Health Services, Couple and Family Therapy Clinic, Dean of Students office, Disability Services, Women’s Center, Gender and Sexuality Center, Academic Advising, and Athletics. Clinicians and administrators also work with community agencies, hospitals, and other mental health providers to ensure appropriate coordination of care and level of service. The Psychological Consultation Center provides services to individuals and families for reasons such as: depression, anxiety, interpersonal concerns, difficulty managing behavior problems with children, difficulty coping with stressful life events, coping with grief/loss, and a variety of other issues.
As a community consultation center, the PCC strives to provide a range of direct services (e.g., psychotherapy and psychoeducational assessments) and indirect services (e.g., community and campus-wide workshops) aimed at developing the competencies of individuals and groups within the community. As a part of the Washington County community, the PCC seeks to understand the salient issues that impact the mental health and wellbeing of our community, and to find meaningful ways to educate, support, and collaborate with others. Clinicians and administrators are involved in initiatives such as Mental Health First Aid, JED Campus, and The Greatest 8.
Everyday life presents different challenges to us all. While everyone feels worried, anxious, sad or stressed at times, when those feelings persist and/or interfere with your daily life, it can be helpful to reach out for support. Even people with good emotional health can experience distress and can benefit from professional consultation and support.
- Relates to how we think, feel, and act as we cope with life.
- Helps us better understand and make choices about how we handle stress, relate to others, and make decisions.
Our mental health is closely linked to our physical health and wellbeing across the lifespan. Behavioral health choices such as smoking cigarettes, sedentary lifestyles, poor diet, and poor sleep habits can create physical health concerns that can negatively impact an individual’s mental health. By discussing coping skills, behavioral patterns, and negative thought cycles, you can make positive, healthy changes to your life.