Chapter 5. Essential Services in College Counseling

  1. Jerald Kay MD Professor Chair2 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3
  1. Richard J. Eichler PhD Director1 and
  2. Victor Schwartz MD University Dean of Students3

Published Online: 6 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch5

Mental Health Care in the College Community

Mental Health Care in the College Community

How to Cite

Eichler, R. J. and Schwartz, V. (2010) Essential Services in College Counseling, in Mental Health Care in the College Community (eds J. Kay and V. Schwartz), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470686836.ch5

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. 1

    Counseling and Psychological Services, 8th Floor, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, Mail Code 2606, Columbia University, New York NY 10027, 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

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470746189

Online ISBN: 9780470686836

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Keywords:

  • essential services - college counseling;
  • International Association of Counseling Services (IACS) - accrediting many university and college counseling centers;
  • telephone triage system - prioritizing care of students scheduling face-to-face clinical encounters;
  • psychiatric crises - not limited to business hours;
  • common solution when demand outstrips resources - imposition of session limits;
  • motivational interviewing - enhancing patients' belief in their own efficacy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Access to care

  • Clinical consultation, treatment planning and referral

  • Personal counseling and brief psychotherapy

  • Medication services

  • Referring students for consultation

  • Group therapy in college mental health services

  • Psychological testing and assessment

  • Community outreach

  • Concluding remarks

  • Appendix A: The relationship between predictive validity and base rate

  • References