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ERIC Number: ED027875
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 10
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An Expanded Role for the Community College and its Counseling Center.
Heiner, Harold
This study examines, expecially for the rural district, ways to increase the effectiveness of college counseling for the whole community. The counselor often wants to refer an individual to a more specialized agency. Such referral is hard to make even in an urban setting, where the existing agencies are usually overcrowded, and worse in a rural area, where few or no such facilities exist (e.g., medical centers, employment services, public assistance, juvenile care, volunteer organizations). Representative of those needing special care are the drug addict, the potential suicide, the pre-psychotic, the unhappily married, the homosexual. Since the rural-area counselor meets these problems whether he wants them or not, the author suggests he list area resources, establish interagency contact, and encourage professional meetings for the whole community. The junior college, being so flexible, is a good starting place for expansion in (1) the use of its social science staff to coordinate social agencies; (2) anticipation of social problems with programs in child development, consumer economics, family relationships, etc. and seminars on issues of immediate local concern; (3) providing counseling services for the non-college population, even in remote areas and with some psychiatric consultation. A questionnaire was sent to 22 colleges, of whom 18 replied. The results showed a need for reappraisal of the college and its goal of full-dimensional service to the entire community. (HH)
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Identifiers - Location: Washington