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Rosenbaum, Philip J.; Liebert, Heather – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
The expression "mental health" has become ubiquitous when discussing college students' lived experiences. While effective, this expression has not, problematically, been deconstructed. In this article, we explore what "mental health" means. Through doing so we identify three unintended effects embedded within its usage: (a)…
Descriptors: College Students, Mental Health, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Disorders
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Clayton, Robert E. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Inhibition of emotional experience is a widely acknowledged characteristic of many Western-raised men. While this affective inhibition may impact men chronically in many ways, it becomes particularly salient when men are bereaved or otherwise grieving and are unable fully to experience normative emotional responses to loss. This article briefly…
Descriptors: Males, Grief, Inhibition, Emotional Experience
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Prior, Alexandra – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Childhood grief disrupts and reshapes a developing child's primary attachments, emotional regulation system, and identity formation. Bereft college students have to build their grief identity simultaneously with their social, academic, vocational, and sexual identities. This article describes a bereavement group to help students work on these…
Descriptors: Grief, College Students, Group Therapy, School Counseling
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Chugani, Carla D. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
This article examines the topic of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) applied in college counseling centers. Trends in mental health issues on college campuses are briefly reviewed in support of the increased need for evidence-based treatment of severe mental health issues. The article next presents an overview of the standard DBT model and…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, School Counseling, Colleges, Mental Health
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Barth, F. Diane – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Numerous programs have been instituted to address the widely recognized problem of binge drinking in college students, with some excellent results. Yet binge drinking is commonly still viewed as a socially acceptable form of relaxing and bonding with peers, often with the stated goal of getting as drunk as possible as quickly as possible. The…
Descriptors: Emotional Response, Affective Behavior, Drinking, Alcohol Abuse
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Duryea, Daniel G.; Calleja, Nancy G.; MacDonald, Douglas A. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Results from the 2009 "National College Health Assessment" were analyzed by gender and sexual orientation for college students' nonmedical use of prescription drugs. Male and female students identified as having a minority sexual orientation (gay or bisexual) were significantly more likely to use nonmedical prescription drugs than…
Descriptors: College Students, Sexual Orientation, Minority Group Students, Drug Abuse
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Daltry, Rachel M.; Mehr, Kristin E. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
This article describes the design and implementation of a dog therapy outreach program through the counseling center at West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Two main goals were identified for this program: (a) provide stress relief and comfort to students across campus, and (b) increase potential access to counseling services and improve…
Descriptors: Therapy, Animals, Outreach Programs, Counseling Services
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Greason, D. Paige Bentley; Glaser, Tom; Mroz, Kenneth – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Very little information exists regarding the mental health needs of student artists. This study compared psychological symptoms and diagnoses of college students in 3 conservatories (n = 607) with those of college students in traditional colleges and universities (n = 87,105). The study found no difference in psychological symptoms except for…
Descriptors: Psychological Needs, Student Needs, Mental Health, College Students
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Schwartz, Allan J. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
Since 1992, an overwhelming consensus among counseling center directors has asserted that, year after year, the severity or psychopathology of counseling center clients has been increasing. In contrast to this perceptual consensus, the search for confirming evidence using client self-report measures has been frustrating. These studies have…
Descriptors: Personality Measures, Personality Assessment, Psychopathology, Guidance Centers
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Parcover, Jason; Mays, Sally; McCarthy, Amy – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
The mental health needs of college students are placing increasing demands on counseling center resources, and traditional outreach efforts may be outdated or incomplete. The public health model provides an approach for reaching more students, decreasing stigma, and addressing mental health concerns before they reach crisis levels. Implementing a…
Descriptors: Public Health, Health Needs, Counseling Services, Mental Health
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Panepinto, Amberly R.; Uschold, Carissa C.; Olandese, Michelle; Linn, Braden K. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2015
The study investigated the efficacy of a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program with a general college counseling center population, not limited to students diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. A review of records of 64 students found that obsessive-compulsive symptoms, interpersonal sensitivity, depression, anxiety, paranoia,…
Descriptors: Personality Problems, Therapy, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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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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Brunner, Jon L.; Wallace, David L.; Reymann, Linda S.; Sellers, Jes-James; McCabe, Adam G. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
There is evidence that today's college and university students are struggling with emotional and behavioral health problems at higher rates than in past generations. This article explores the various ways, utilizing a range of models, that college and university counseling centers have mobilized to respond to these challenges. We examine…
Descriptors: College Students, Guidance Centers, Mental Health, Emotional Disturbances
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Moffitt, Lauren B.; Garcia-Williams, Amanda; Berg, John P.; Calderon, Michelle E.; Haas, Ann P.; Kaslow, Nadine J. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
Suicidal behavior is a significant concern among graduate students. Because many suicidal graduate students do not access mental health services, programs to connect them to resources are essential. This article describes the Interactive Screening Program (ISP), an anonymous, Web-based tool for screening and engaging at-risk graduate school…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Graduate Students, Suicide, At Risk Students
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Travers, M. Fallon; Benton, S. A. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
University and college counseling centers struggle with rising service demands without a corresponding increase in resources. Consequently, counseling centers must seek creative ways to not only maintain the status quo, but expand capacity while preserving effectiveness. In other countries, therapist-assisted, Internet-delivered treatment has been…
Descriptors: College Students, Allied Health Personnel, Therapy, Internet
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