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ERIC Number: EJ998313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
College Mental Health at the Cutting Edge?
Schwartz, Victor
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v27 n2 p96-98 2013
As someone who has been involved in college mental health in three different roles, the author would say those who work in this field inhabit a strange space. College mental health centers are generally seen as somewhat peripheral to the core mission of universities by upper administration. Counseling centers do not reside within academic departments of social work, psychology or psychiatry. The result is that while they may know how hard they work and how essential they are to the success of the students they treat and help, they are often left feeling less than valued by their administrations and disconnected from many of their clinical colleagues who work in more standard settings such as hospitals, community clinics or private practice. Most of their clinical colleagues do not realize that their college counseling services are responsible for the care and safety of approximately 20 million (mostly young) people in the United States. While college counseling centers have in the past received unfortunate attention around campus tragedies and disasters, they should recognize that their work is being noticed and valued in some pretty disparate and surprising arenas. They may not realize it and take enough credit, but is seems they just may be the "cutting edge" of health and mental health care. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States