The Counseling Center of Iran University of Science and Technology started its activity in 1997. As a result of two specialized meeting dedicated to evaluation of legal draft of Iran Psychology and Counseling Organization held on 7/4/2002 and 23/4/2002, The IUST Counseling Center was established at the presence of members of parliament, directors of counseling centers of the country universities and also professors and members of scientific boards of other universities.
From the beginning, the Counseling Center of IUST provided people and especially IUST students with different services.
The mission of the center is to promote mental health of the students, helping them recognize their issues and situations better.
On the other hand, the center aims to increase abilities, potentialities and talents of the students, making them able to cope with crisis and circumstances of life in a way which helps them to make sound decisions.
However, the main goal of providing students with counseling and advising is to pave the way for mental and personal development of each individual. This would elevate students to a social maturity.
Basically, counseling provides services for three types of situations:
1- Prevention from mental and social disorders
2- Treatment and improvement of psychological disorders
3- Raising self-evaluation and trusting in talents and potentialities
Counselors at the center try to offer various services to individuals and groups that mainly falls into two categories:
A- Preventative Services
• Organizing short-term workshops and seminars for students in order to increase their intrapersonal skills
• Distributing catalogues and periodicals in the university
• Running workshops on psychological and students and staffs issues
B- Consultative and Remedial Services
• Educational consultation
• Pre-marriage consultation
• Crisis consultation
• Psychiatry and face-to-face consultation
• Phone consultation
• Drug treatment and psychiatry services
Counseling Center and Psychiatry Services, 4th Floor, 15th Khordad Building, Iran University of Science and Technology
(+98) 21 – 772 40 464 – Extensions 2415, 2411
(+98) 21 – 774 91 239