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Counseling and Mental Health Services on Campus: A Handbook of Contemporary Practices and Challenges (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)by James, Jr. Archer
Synopses & Reviews
This timely guide addresses the daunting challenge of meeting the increasing demand for mental health counseling services with limited resources. An invaluable resource for counselors and administrators presenting the most current practices, models, and approaches for addressing the mental health needs of today's university students. In straightforward and clear language, James Archer Jr. and Stewart Cooper demonstrate how to organize, implement, and manage effective counseling, prevention, and development services on four year college campuses.
Counseling and Mental Health Services on Campus explains how the efficient and effective models of brief therapy and group counseling are especially well-suited to the college environment and demonstrates how university programs can expand counseling services through the creative use of paraprofessionals, faculty, and staff, professional volunteers, and part-time staff. Archer and Cooper offer practical counseling approaches that will meet the needs of students with specific problems, such as substance abuse and eating disorders, as well as students with developmental concerns. The authors also suggest useful techniques and strategies for working with a variety of populations such as women, minority groups, gay, lesbian, and bisexual students, and adult learners. An innovative new approach is described which the authors call the initiator-catalyst approach and the book's illustrative examples demonstrate the application and effectiveness of this important new model.
Book News Annotation:
A guide for university administrators and mental health practitioners introducing the latest research and practice in mental health services on the college campus. Covers basic counseling services including group counseling and special populations; strategies for outreach and systemic interventions; and administrative and professional issues including ethical and legal requirements and organizing counseling services. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
A timely, comprehensive guide for university administrators, mental health practitioners, and graduate students, cogently synthesizing the latest research and practice in the rapidly changing mental health field. Anyone concerned with the practice, organization, and administration of college counseling will find this an invaluable guide.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-291) and indexes.
About the Author
JAMES ARCHER is professor of counselor education and psychology at the University of Florida and former director of the university's counseling center. STEWART COOPER is director of counseling services and professor of psychology at Valparaiso University.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Overview of Current and Emerging Challenges.
MEETING THE NEED FOR BASIC COUNSELING SERVICES.
Counseling Needs of Today's College Students.
Brief Therapy: The Model of Choice for College Counseling.
Group Counseling: Treatment of Choice for Many Students.
Expanding Services with Faculty, Student, and Other Helpers.
Alternatives and Adjuncts to Counseling.
Meeting the Specific Challenges of Serious and Developmental Problems.
Counseling with Special Populations.
STRATEGIES FOR OUTREACH AND SYSTEMIC INTERVENTIONS.
Promoting Prevention Through Outreach and Consultation.
Counselors as Initiators and Catalysts for Change.
Supporting Student and Faculty Development.
Educational and Preventive Responses to Public Health Issues.
Promoting Campus Diversity and Multiculturalism.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.
Research and Evaluation for Promoting Service Excellence.
Ethical and Legal Requirements of Practice.
Professional Training and Accreditation.
Organizing and Delivering Counseling Services.
Providing Leadership for Quality in Campus Counseling.
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