ERIC Number: EJ837109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Academically Successful Students with Serious Mental Health Difficulties: A Psychodynamic Developmental Perspective
Nath, Sanjay R.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v22 n4 p17-27 Jul 2008
This article examines some common assumptions made by clinicians about the relationship between intelligence and mental health difficulties. Drawing on work by Thomas Ogden (1976) and Alex Coren (1997) on academically successful students who present with serious mental health concerns, it aims to provide a psychodynamic, developmental conceptualization of this uneven clinical presentation. Using clinical illustrations, it attempts to help therapists who work with college students move beyond the focus on academic success to provide a clinical and theoretical perspective on selfhood and difficulties with authenticity in such students.
Descriptors: Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Misconceptions, College Students, Counseling Techniques, At Risk Students, Intelligence Quotient, Student Needs, Academic Achievement, High Achievement, Developmental Stages
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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