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Lannin, Daniel G.; Guyll, Max; Cornish, Marilyn A.; Vogel, David L.; Madon, Stephanie – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2019
This study tested whether high counseling self-efficacy was associated with less physiologic stress for student helpers facing difficult helping situations. A total of 225 students completed a counseling self-efficacy measure before providing supportive help. During this time, participants' blood pressure and heart rate were evaluated. Between the…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Correlation, Physiology, Stress Variables
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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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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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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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Samuolis, Jessica; Griffin, Kenneth; Mason, Mary Jo; Dekraker, Nancy – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2017
The goal of the present study was to examine the link between connectedness to campus and the likelihood of help-seeking from a mental health professional/school counselor for thoughts of suicide among college women. An online survey was administered to college students to assess perceived likelihood of seeking help, feelings of connectedness to…
Descriptors: Females, College Students, Probability, Help Seeking
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Price, Jennifer L. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
The current study examined expectations and preferences of psychotherapy approach in 225 college students. Psychodynamic-interpersonal (PI) techniques were generally favored over cognitive-behavioral (CB) techniques both in expectations of what is characteristic of a typical therapy session and perceived helpfulness. There was no difference in…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Therapy, Psychotherapy
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Eells, Gregory T. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
The use of the mobile Internet continues to play an increasing role in all of our lives and particularly in the lives of college and university students. Questions have been raised about the impact of the Internet on adolescents' and college students' fulfillment of traditional developmental tasks and more broadly their mental health. The present…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Internet, Vignettes, Psychotherapy
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Mehr, Kristin E.; Adams, Aimee C. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
The purpose of the study was to examine the relationships among maladaptive perfectionism, self-compassion, and depressive symptoms in college students. It was hypothesized that self-compassion would mediate the relationship between maladaptive perfectionism and depressive symptoms, with maladaptive perfectionism related to lower levels of…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Depression (Psychology), College Students, Correlation
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Barnard, Jordan D. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2016
Given that there is evidence that college student-athletes may be at risk for psychological disturbances (Pinkerton, Hintz, & Barrow, 1989), and possibly underutilizing college mental health services (Watson & Kissinger, 2007), the purpose of this study was to examine attitudes toward mental illness and help seeking among college…
Descriptors: Mental Health, College Students, At Risk Students, Help Seeking
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MacFarlane, Ian M.; Henry, Courtney L.; Nash, Trisha; Kissel, Susan; Bush, David – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
This article reports on a study evaluating the clinical utility of three clinical assessment measures commonly used in university counseling centers: the Outcome Questionnaire-45 (OQ-45), the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms, and the College Adjustment Scales. Results found subscales assessing depression and anxiety were…
Descriptors: Psychological Testing, Diagnostic Tests, Screening Tests, Student Evaluation
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Marsh, Carey N.; Wilcoxon, S. Allen – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Despite the documented benefits of counseling and mental health services on academic performance and degree attainment, only about 10% of psychologically distressed college students ever seek professional help. This investigation examined mental health care system-related barriers that might distinguish help seekers from nonhelp seekers among…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Health Services, Academic Achievement, Educational Attainment
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Scent, Camille L.; Boes, Susan R. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
Academic procrastination is a multifaceted problem with cognitive, behavioral, and motivational correlates. Considered from an acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) point of view, these correlates relate to experiential avoidance and cognitive fusion. This article describes a brief ACT intervention for reducing procrastination.
Descriptors: College Students, Intervention, Student Behavior, Behavior Modification
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Mintz, Laurie B.; Awad, Germine H.; Stinson, Rebecca D.; Bledman, Rashanta A.; Coker, Angela D.; Kashubeck-West, Susan; Connelly, Kathleen – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
This study investigated weighing and body-monitoring behaviors, as well as psychological and behavioral reactions to weighing, among female college students. Weighing and body monitoring were engaged in by the majority of participants. Participants changed food intake and exercise based on weight. About 63% reported that the scale number impacts…
Descriptors: Females, Eating Disorders, Food, Self Esteem
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Lamis, Dorian A.; Lester, David – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
The correlates and predictors of suicidal ideation were examined in 303 male and 691 female undergraduates. Results indicated that hopelessness predicted suicidal ideation in both samples; however, depression was found to be a significant suicide risk factor only in women. In contrast, alcohol-related problems and social support from family…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Suicide, Predictor Variables, Depression (Psychology)
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Margolis, Gary J.; Shtull, Penny R. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2012
Campus police officers are often among the initial contacts for behavioral incidents involving people with mental illness. Their training and access to resources influence decisions to direct the individual to support services and/or through campus disciplinary processes and/or the criminal justice system. Over the past decade, there has been an…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Stakeholders, Mental Health, Mental Disorders
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