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Prosek, Elizabeth A.; Giordano, Amanda L.; Turner, Kori D.; Bevly, Cynthia M.; Reader, Emily A.; LeBlanc, Yvette; Molina, Citlali E.; Vera, Ryan A.; Garber, Sage Ann – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Misuse of stimulant medication is pervasive among college students. In this study, we surveyed undergraduate college students (N = 3,038) at a large-sized Southwestern university. We examined unique characteristics of students misusing stimulant medication with a prescription (n = 74) and those misusing without a prescription (n = 356). Both…
Descriptors: Stimulants, Drug Abuse, Incidence, Correlation
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Naidoo, Paulette; Cartwright, Duncan James – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Student counseling services are a recognizable feature of higher education institutions locally and abroad. This article reviews the sociohistorical development and evolution of student counseling services in South African institutions of higher learning, with an emphasis on systemic influences, achievements, and contemporary challenges. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Counseling Services, School Counseling, College Students
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House, Lisa A.; Walton, Barry – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
There is a growing number of students on college campuses with mental health problems and college counseling services are reporting significant increases in student demand for counseling. Depression, a mental illness consisting of profound sadness, fatigue, and irritability, as well as low motivation, poor academic performance, and suicidal…
Descriptors: Therapy, Light, College Students, Depression (Psychology)
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Cooper, Stewart E. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Significant numbers of college students experience negative consequences due to their misuse of alcohol and other drugs. For far too many, some of these effects are ruinous of their lives, and for well more than a thousand each year, life ending. This article first provides an overview of the scope of this problem. It then covers both assessment…
Descriptors: College Students, Substance Abuse, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse
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Longmire-Avital, Buffie; Robinson, Ruthie – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
This comparative study explored the rates of depression and psychosocial correlates for 369 collegiate White and Black females. Women between the ages of 18 and 25 were recruited to participate in this anonymous online survey. Black females reported significantly greater amounts of depressive symptomatology (M = 24.61) in comparison to the White…
Descriptors: African American Students, White Students, Females, College Students
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Oswalt, Sara B.; Wyatt, Tammy J.; Ochoa, Yesenia – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
With the advent of the "Dear Colleague" letter in 2011, higher education institutions have become focused on sexual assault and related policies, procedures regarding offenses, and prevention education. Institutions should consider using this spotlight on interpersonal dynamics to increase awareness about other types of relationship…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, College Students, Crime, Higher Education
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Cavallini, Adriane Q.; Erekson, David M.; Steinberg, Rachel M.; Clayson, Rachelle A.; Albright, Dallin D. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Family history events have been shown to be reliable predictors of eating and body image concerns; however, little is known regarding how family history events compare in a clinical sample, or if these events differ by gender. The current study addresses this paucity, focusing on 3,129 university students seeking clinical services. Having a family…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Gender Differences, College Students
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Cooper, Stewart E.; Dranger, Paula N. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Clinical staff members at virtually all college counseling centers provide therapy for victims of sexual misconduct experiences such as sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and stalking. A number of college counseling center counselors are also involved in primary, secondary, and tertiary sexual assault prevention efforts.…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Violence
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Kaufman, Jason A.; Jensen, Jon A. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
The experience of attending college can be a stressful experience for many students, one that college and university counseling centers may have limited resources of time and finances to assuage. For instance, decision making may deteriorate during times of stress and result in a narrowed perceptual set. The present study sought to determine…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Executive Function, Stress Variables, Counseling Services
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Ghosh, Arpita; Rieder Bennett, Sara; Martin, Juanita K. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
The purpose of this initial, exploratory study was to examine the utility of the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms-62 (CCAPS-62) as a repeated measure tool at one university counseling center. This study investigated whether clients engaged in individual counseling changed in symptomology while in treatment and when (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Psychological Characteristics, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Measures (Individuals), Counseling Services
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Branagan, William Tyler; Swanbrow Becker, Martin A. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
The present study used an analog design with three vignettes portraying homework administrations at three levels of therapist directiveness (low, medium, and high) and the Therapeutic Reactance Scale to measure participant reactance. Participants (N = 436) read the vignettes and completed the Homework Completion Scale (HCS), Counseling…
Descriptors: Vignettes, Homework, Allied Health Personnel, College Students
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Levin, Michael E.; Stocke, Krista; Pierce, Benjamin; Levin, Crissa – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Online self-help may help increase the reach of mental health services for college students, but little research has examined students' actual interest/use of these resources. An online survey of 389 college students examined intentions and use of online mental health resources as compared with other support options. Findings indicated the highest…
Descriptors: College Students, Online Systems, Self Help Programs, Mental Health Programs
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Liu, Sabrina R.; Kia-Keating, Maryam – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Given the rise of incidents of mass violence affecting college campuses, interventions for students are gravely needed, especially ones with broader accessibility and reach. This pilot study examined two online narrative writing interventions for undergraduates experiencing distress a year after exposure to a mass murder at their university.…
Descriptors: Coping, Self Efficacy, Violence, School Safety
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Shaikh, Ayesha – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
The present study examined the effectiveness of interpersonal group therapy designed to improve self-esteem and social functioning in college students with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Participants with documented ADHD diagnoses completed self-report measures of self-esteem and social functioning at the initiation of the study,…
Descriptors: Group Counseling, Self Esteem, Interpersonal Competence, College Students
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Meyer, Lindsay K.; Stanick, Cameo F. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2018
Among college students, a correlation exists between trauma exposure and eating disorders. Although disordered eating behaviors are more prevalent than eating disorders, the relationship between different types of trauma exposure and disordered eating is unknown. The current study explored this relationship. One hundred two participants completed…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Eating Disorders, Trauma, Correlation
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