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College counseling and student development : theory, practice, and campus collaboration

Derrick A. Paladino (Editor, Author), Laura M. Gonzalez (Editor, Author), Joshua C. Watson (Editor, Author), American Counseling Association
"The college counseling landscape has evolved quite a bit. Over the past decade, we have witnessed 2-year and 4-colleges being shaped by increased attention to mental health issues, crisis response and triage procedures, and students coming to campus already taking prescribed psychotropic medication. In addition, social media and electronic communication have changed our society in important and indelible ways that we have only started to describe and respond to as scholars and practitioners. Greater access to college by a more diverse student population is an important gain, and also requires greater understanding of students working part/full-time while in school, having dependents themselves, being first generation students, seeking on-line education, and returning/adult students). Indeed, in data drawn from 2016, the National Center for Education statistics reflected that one in five college students is at least 30 years old, two in five attend a community college, and almost half attend college part time at some juncture. Adding to this is the context of community, national, global, and political events, which are experienced by students in ways that are both personal and career oriented. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but rather a dusting of the contemporary college student's ecology. We contend that these changes necessitate a greater understanding of college student mental health and wellbeing across campus support offices to facilitate the academic, social, and personal/emotional success of all students"-- Provided by publisher
Print Book, English, 2020
American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA, 2020