ERIC Number: EJ929303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Counseling and Connecting with the Military Undergraduate: The Intersection of Military Service and University Life
Bonar, Ted C.; Domenici, Paula L.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v25 n3 p204-219 2011
The majority of military undergraduates at universities are National Guard and Reserve personnel and prior-service military veterans, all difficult to identify on campus. These students face unique cultural challenges. Though the academic literature primarily addresses disability services and administrative programs often focus on "wounded warriors," most military undergraduates are not physically or psychologically disabled and can be stigmatized by the "wounded warrior" stereotype. Minimal literature exists on the intersection of military culture with student life and on counseling center services for military undergraduates. This article offers a review of the literature, three core principles of care, and three vignettes of military undergraduates who received support from a counseling center provider, helping them manage both university and military life.
Descriptors: Military Service, Counseling Services, Guidance Centers, Undergraduate Students, Military Personnel, Veterans, Disabilities, Stereotypes, Vignettes, Student Adjustment, Social Bias
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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