ERIC Number: EJ892380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
Intruder or Resource? The Family's Influence in College Counseling Centers
Haber, Russell; Merck, Rhea A.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v24 n3 p162-180 2010
College can provide a transition from interdependence to differentiation in the family. With recent trends and legal cases that document increasing complexity and severity of mental health problems in college, it is important to consider the family as a partner in the therapeutic process. This article delineates a rationale, guidelines, and anecdotes about how to employ the family as a consultative resource with contraindications and cautions also considered. The family has proven to be an able resource for handling developmental, unexpected, and critical issues that distress their college child.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Therapy, Counseling Services, Legal Problems, Severity (of Disability), Mental Disorders, Family Role, College Students, Guidelines
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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