ERIC Number: ED365360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
College Services for Students with Psychological Disabilities: A Journey in Learning and Community Collaboration.
Jacobs, Elaine; Glater, Selina
A project was initiated by the Disabled Student Programs and Services (DSPS) division of California's Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) to provide training and information regarding psychological disabilities to the college community, review existing courses, and provide services to psychologically disabled students. The project was funded by a grant from the California Community Colleges covering the period from February, 1991 through June, 1992. At the outset, a psychological disabilities specialist was hired to administer the grant. A major focus of the project was to provide inservice training to faculty, staff, and administrators and disseminate information about the project to local agencies providing services to the psychologically disabled. In addition, SBCC courses were evaluated to determine which might provide educational support for these students while enrolled in a regular college curriculum. The courses were identified as ones which might help students increase self-awareness, self-esteem, or self-advocacy and improve social and study skills. The third focus of the project sought to provide appropriate services for students, including a thorough intake interview, case review by a mental health care professional, extended time for test-taking, use of tape-recorders, and tutorial help, among other services. During the project, the specialist provided services to 69 students, with the highest number of referrals coming from DSPS staff and other campus faculty. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.; Santa Barbara County Mental Health Services, CA.