ERIC Number: EJ912386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
Assessing and Responding to Disturbed and Disturbing Students: Understanding the Role of Administrative Teams in Institutions of Higher Education
Eells, Gregory T.; Rockland-Miller, Harry S.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v25 n1 p8-23 2011
Behavioral and mental health issues challenge institutions of higher education with difficult decisions around response. Interests of the individual and safety of the community must be constantly considered and balanced. A primary way institutions of higher education are responding to these challenges is through the formation of campus assessment teams. This article will address the legal and ethical issues relevant to these teams, and different models for structuring them. Reviewed are potential team names, models, missions, review procedures, documentation, dispositions, group dynamics, and messages to campus. The article concludes with recommendations about the threat assessment process and key concepts relevant to these teams.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Group Dynamics, Ethics, Behavior Problems, Mental Disorders, Legal Problems, Models, Campuses, Documentation, Role, Safety, Risk, Intervention, Health Services, Mental Health, Referral, Cooperation, College Students, Vignettes, Psychological Evaluation
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A