Chapter 16. Conducting Research in College and University Counseling Centers

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair2 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3
  1. Chris Brownson PhD Director

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch16

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Brownson, C. (2010) Conducting Research in College and University Counseling Centers, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Psychiatry, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, East Medical Plaza, 627 S. Edwin Moses Dr, Dayton, OH 45408, USA

  2. 3

    Yeshiva University, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 500 W.185th St., New York, NY 10033, USA

Author Information

  1. Counseling and Mental Health Center, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, The University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station, A3500, Austin, TX 78712, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 9 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836



  • conducting research - college and university counseling centers;
  • research - defining cornerstone;
  • student services departments - emphasizing student learning outcomes;
  • challenge for most counseling centers - high demand for services in the context of limited resources;
  • summer semester - slower time for counseling centers, providing ideal opportunity to conduct research;
  • OQ-45 - general measure of client distress;
  • counseling centers - using specific screening instruments to assess presenting problems


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Types of research in university and college counseling centers

  • Practical aspects of conducting research in counseling centers

  • Future directions and conclusion

  • References