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Pushing the Freshman First Semester Panic Button: Some Perspectives on Counseling Anxious Freshmen the First Weeks of School.
Margolis, Gary F.
This paper deals with the college freshman, his anxieties in the first few weeks of school, and the ways in which the college counselor can help. The anxious freshman is seen as expressing his panic and confusion by noting the differences between himself and his peers, and by questioning the correctness of his college related decisions. His anxieties are aggravated by homesickness and the fact that he is at this stage both adolescent and adult in terms of feelings, expectations and demands. In those first few weeks the freshman needs immediate feedback or response, and that is not always possible. Intervention by the Counseling Center should be provided by counselor availability, provision of advisory services, outreach to the new students, anticipation and preparation, and helping the student express as many of his feelings and concerns as possible. (NG)
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