ERIC Number: ED110871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec-11
Reference Count: 0
The Role of the College Counseling Center in Fostering Positive Mental Health Among College-Age Youth.
Demos, George D.; And Others
This symposium explores the general roles and functions of a college counseling center and of the professional staff within it. Contributors to the symposium discussed the role of the director, the counseling psychologist, the clinical psychologist, the psychiatrist, and the sociologist in fostering positive mental health on college campuses. The role of a college counseling center director was seen to be that of a coordinator in the sense that he sees to the smooth and effective functioning of the center's operation. The role of the counseling psychologist must evolve within a particular framework that has three characteristics: (1) it must be consistent with the aims of the institutions, (2) it must not duplicate the functions of other personnel, and (3) it must have its wellsprings in the nature of the student body. The role of the clinical psychologist is that of helping students work through certain existential problems while the psychiatrist diagnoses and treats referred cases, especially problem psychoses. The function of the sociologist is to define the cultural profile of the student population. All of these roles and their interrelationships with each other are delineated. (RWP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Coll., Long Beach.
Note: Papers presented at the Meeting of the California State Psychological Association (Los Angeles, California, December 11, 1964); Best copy available, several pages may not reproduce clearly