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Schwartz, Hava; Hain, Rebecca – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
This article reports on the integration of psychotherapy in a comprehensive dropout prevention program developed at the Dean of Students' office of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. The program's psychologists conducted psychotherapy with a subset of dropout prevention program participants who had reacted with emotional turmoil to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Dropout Prevention, College Students, Psychotherapy
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Ilagan, Guy; Vinson, Mike; Sharp, Julia L.; Havice, Pamela; Ilagan, Jill – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2014
Investigators compared counseling outcomes among nonpaid graduate-level trainees and professional staff at a college counseling center. Counseling outcomes for 331 college student participants were measured using the Outcome Questionnaire 45.2 (OQ45.2), employing a pretest--posttest design. The two groups of service providers did not differ…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Outcomes of Treatment, Universities, Trainees
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Schwartz, Allan J. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
Suicide rates for college students were compared with rates for nonstudents using two definitions of students: full-time enrollment at 4-year institutions, and all-inclusive postsecondary enrollment. For traditionally aged females, comparing the suicide rate of students (3.0 per 100,000) to the rate for same-age nonstudents rather than the…
Descriptors: Suicide, College Students, At Risk Students, Comparative Analysis
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Mitchell, Sharon L.; Kader, Mahrin; Darrow, Sherri A.; Haggerty, Melinda Z.; Keating, Niki L. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
This study assesses short-term and long-term learning outcomes of Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) suicide prevention training in a college setting. Two hundred seventy-three participants completed pretest, posttest, and follow-up surveys regarding suicide prevention knowledge, attitudes, and skills. Results indicated: (a) increases in suicide…
Descriptors: Prevention, Suicide, Outcomes of Education, College Students
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Klein, Michael C. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
College counseling clinicians need to understand how students use technology to form, sustain, and end romantic attachments. Students now frequently incorporate aspects of these technologically based interactions, or mediated communications, into counseling sessions and often make important attributions based on them. Heavy daily use of a growing…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Attachment Behavior, Intimacy, College Students
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Turner, James C.; Leno, E. Victor; Keller, Adrienne – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
This pilot study from self-selected institutions of higher education provides an estimate of the causes and rates of mortality among college students between the ages of 18 and 24 years old. One hundred fifty-seven 4-year colleges participated in an online survey of student deaths during one academic year. A total of 254 deaths were reported. The…
Descriptors: Accidents, Injuries, Mortality Rate, College Students
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Murray, Thomas L., Jr. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
Many have observed the increasing severity of mental distress among college students over the past several decades. Very little, however, has been said about what has contributed to this increase. The purpose of this opinion piece is to highlight a trend that the author has witnessed as director of a university counseling center and social justice…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Counseling Services, Personality, Guidance Centers
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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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Ahmad-Stout, David J.; Nath, Sanjay R. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
The goal of this article is to provide information on the assessment and treatment of South Asian college students for mental health practitioners. We provide a brief historical review of the cultures from which these students come and the process of migration to the United States and also make recommendations for work with these students in the…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Counseling Techniques, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health
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Portnoy, Robert N. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
This article shares a series of personal observations and anecdotes about central issues in college mental health in China based on my Fulbright year there. There are many cultural and structural forces that both support and constrain the growth of the mental health field in China. This article addresses these forces in terms of their impact on…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, College Students
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Schwartz, Victor – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 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…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Counseling Services, Psychiatry, Hospitals
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Leung, Eugenie Y. – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
This article presents an online interview about college psychotherapy at a Hong Kong counseling center. The interview discusses how students generally feel about going for counseling or therapy and how common it is in Hong Kong.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Foreign Countries, Psychotherapy, Help Seeking
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Case, Joe Paul – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
Counselors who work in a college environment are aware that financial aid is available to help students with college costs, but they may not be aware of all the financial pressures on students that may influence a student's psychological well-being. This article gives an overview of financial aid programs and financial factors affecting students,…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Well Being, College Environment, Paying for College
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Engle, Erin; Gadischkie, Stephen; Roy, Nance; Nunziato, Dina – Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 2013
Trends in college mental health literature suggest many college and university counseling centers are facing increased demands for services. Moreover, survey data suggest that counseling center directors and staff perceive increases in serious psychopathology, suicidality, and nonsuicidal self-injurious behavior, along with other typical student…
Descriptors: Psychopathology, Health Services, Self Destructive Behavior, Behavior Modification
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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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