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Jones, Martinque K.; Sam, Thomandra S. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Counseling interventions that support the exploration of ethnocultural concerns are beneficial to the overall well-being of Black women in college. The authors describe Cultural Connections, a theoretically based and culturally adapted group counseling intervention for Black women in college. Also presented are a case example demonstrating the…
Descriptors: Intervention, College Students, Counseling Services, African American Students
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Arnekrans, Allison K.; Calmes, Stephanie A.; Laux, John M.; Roseman, Christopher P.; Piazza, Nick J.; Reynolds, Jennifer L.; Harmening, Debra; Scott, Holly L. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Developmental trauma--distressing childhood experiences that include mistreatment, interpersonal violence, abuse, assault, and neglect--is associated with substance use and poor academic performance. The authors investigated the links between developmental trauma, grade point average, substance use, and resilience among first-year college students…
Descriptors: Child Development, Trauma, Child Abuse, Violence
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Avent Harris, Janeé R.; Wong, Christine D. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
African American undergraduate students face numerous challenges during college; however, they are less likely to seek help from college counseling services. Often, African Americans seek support from spiritual resources. In the current phenomenological study, participants shared in a focus group interview. Overall, participants seemed to value…
Descriptors: African American Students, Churches, Undergraduate Students, Counseling Services
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Storlie, Cassandra A.; Hilton, Tracy Lara; Duenyas, Deborah; Archer, Robin; Glavin, Kevin – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
The authors collected narrative data from 11 African American female college students at a predominantly White institution using the Career Construction Interview (Savickas & Hartung, 2012), the Future Career Autobiography (Rehfuss, 2009), and a qualitative career experiences questionnaire. Using the constant comparison method (Strauss &…
Descriptors: African American Students, Females, College Students, School Counselors
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Giordano, Amanda L.; Cashwell, Craig S. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Given the prevalence of sex addiction (SA) among collegiate populations, the authors designed this study to examine college counselors' training in SA, use of formal assessments, and referrals to support groups. Results indicated that 84.4% of college counselors (N = 77) had at least one client present with SA-related issues in the past year.…
Descriptors: College Students, Counseling Services, Referral, Addictive Behavior
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Snow, Kevin C. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning or queer (LGBTQ) students at evangelical Christian colleges are a population frequently overlooked in the literature on the spiritual lives of college students. The author used qualitative content analysis within a phenomenological tradition to examine blog posts by such students, who face…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Christianity
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Cannon, Jennifer L.; Umstead, Lindsey K. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Researchers suggest an increase in self-harm among men. Specifically, college-age men appear to be at risk for self-harming behaviors, and counselors often overlook these behaviors in treatment. In this article, the authors describe the issue of self-harm and illustrate the use of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT; Linehan, 2014) with male college…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Males, College Students, Self Destructive Behavior
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Bruns, Kristin L.; Letcher, Amber – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine protective factors as predictors of suicide risk among graduate students (n = 413) at a large midwestern university. Using binary logistic regression, the authors assigned students to risk classifications (i.e., nonrisk group or suicide risk group). Results indicated emotional stability as the strongest…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Suicide, At Risk Students, Graduate Students
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Watkins, Kaitlin; Hill, Erin M. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
This study examined the mediating effect of psychological stress in the relationship between social support and mental health symptomatology in undergraduate students. Participants (n = 368) completed measures of social support, psychological stress, and mental health symptomatology. Bootstrapping estimates of indirect effects indicated a…
Descriptors: Role, Stress Variables, Mental Health, Health Promotion
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Keefe, Kristy M.; Sizemore, Shane; Hammersley, Jonathan; Sunami, Naoyuki – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Sexual assault and suicide are 2 of many issues facing college students. Recent research calls for an examination of anger in suicidal behavior. Through a series of moderated logistic regression models, the authors examined the moderating effects of anger on the association of recent sexual assault and suicidal behaviors. Results support the…
Descriptors: Rape, Suicide, Psychological Patterns, Self Destructive Behavior
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Kearney, Moriah A.; Zeligman, Melissa; Brack, Jane L.; Payne, Ellyce – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
Loneliness is often seen in college students as they leave established support networks and family. Loneliness is also associated with negative mental health outcomes, including depression and decreased life satisfaction. The authors explored relationships between trauma, dissociation, and loneliness, and assessed the predictive ability of trauma…
Descriptors: Trauma, Psychological Patterns, Counseling Services, Prediction
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Kenney, Shannon R.; Napper, Lucy E.; LaBrie, Joseph W.; Vaughn, Paige – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
The authors examined college student drinkers' (n = 153) reasons for seeking counseling services and risk for alcohol problems. Students seeking help for impulse- or anger-related issues and depression were at heightened risk for alcohol problems. Only 10% of students sought alcohol-related help despite high rates of hazardous alcohol use (80%)…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Drinking, College Students
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Paul, Elizabeth C.; Pazienza, Rena; Maestro, Kieran J.; Flye, Ashley; Mueller, Paula; Martin, Jessica L. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
The authors explored how college students' disordered eating behaviors affect their peers. Participants were 8 undergraduate students from a northeastern university with a peer who currently or previously engaged in eating disorder (ED) behaviors. Results from a consensual qualitative analysis provided preliminary evidence that students' EDs…
Descriptors: Eating Disorders, Qualitative Research, Student Attitudes, Peer Relationship
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Jahn, Stephani A. B. – Journal of College Counseling, 2018
College students participating in career counseling may experience conflict between the values they express and share with their families and their internal values. This article describes a creative approach to explore values in a nonthreatening yet influential way. The author justifies and describes the use of a values collage, offering a…
Descriptors: College Students, Career Counseling, Values, Counseling Techniques
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Golubovic, Nedeljko; Dew, Brian J. – Journal of College Counseling, 2017
The rise in synthetic cannabinoid use has been one of the nation's most alarming drug-related trends. Considering the popularity of use among young adults, college counselors are likely to be among the 1st professionals to treat clients who use these drugs. In this article, the unique aspects of synthetic cannabinoids are reviewed, implications…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Use, Counseling Techniques, Counseling Services
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