ERIC Number: ED237894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of University Mental Health Intervention on Student Retention and Therapeutic Gains.
Adjustment to a new environment, and different academic and social expectations can place college students in an emotional turmoil that requires professional intervention. To study the types of problems brought into therapy and the level of satisfaction with the quality of therapeutic intervention at the Mental Health Clinic at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 34 students who had used clinic facilities five or more times were surveyed. Results indicated that the Mental Health Clinic is an important campus resource. Students reported that they made positive therapeutic gains and would recommend the clinic services to others. The major reason listed for referral was depression and the average number of clinic visits per client was 7.7. All the subjects remained in school for the duration of the semester, although therapists placed more emphasis on student well-being than on retention. Although students came in with specific concerns, most felt improvements in many aspects of their lives. (The appendices contain the research questionnaire, information about students' major areas of study and referral sources, and a chart of students' perceived therapeutic gains.) (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Help Seeking; University of Nebraska Lincoln
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Canada, April 11-14, 1983).