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ERIC Number: EJ837755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
University Counseling Center Off-Campus Referrals: An Exploratory Investigation
Owen, Jesse; Devdas, Lavanya; Rodolfa, Emil
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v22 n2 p13-29 Dec 2007
University counseling centers (UCC) must rely on referrals to off-campus providers, due to limited staffing, severity of clients' issues, and ethical treatment considerations. In a mixed method design, this study found that 42% of clients were unsuccessful in connecting with an off-campus provider when referred by a university counseling center therapist. Clients of color were more unsuccessful in connecting with an off-campus provider than Caucasian clients. Regardless of ethnicity, clients reported that therapist follow up, accessible referral sources, and high personal motivation assisted in a successful referral process. Financial issues were the primary inhibitory factor for the referral process. Suggestions for clinical practice and university counseling center policies are provided. (Contains 3 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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