ERIC Number: EJ1078155
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
The Role of Threat Assessment and Management in College Counseling: How's That Net Working?
Pollard, Jeffrey W.; Flynn, Christopher; Eells, Gregory T.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v29 n4 p248-256 2015
The authors respond to Goodwin's (2014) "Threat Assessment: Are We Using the Wrong Nets?" and use that article as a springboard to discuss various aspects of the threat assessment and management process. We find that Goodwin misses critical elements of the threat assessment and management process, conflates the process with two types of risk assessment, does illuminate some important concerns about the use of instrumentation, but incompletely addresses counseling center staff challenges in assisting the implementation of campus threat assessment and management teams.
Descriptors: Counseling Services, College Students, Risk Assessment, Emergency Programs, Violence, Risk Management, Misconceptions, Criticism, Error of Measurement, Psychometrics, Counselor Role, Suicide, Student Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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