The Center for Collegiate Mental Health: Practice and Research Working Together


Counseling Psychology Program, Pennsylvania State University, 307 CEDAR Building, University Park, PA 16802 (e-mail:


The authors describe the Center for Collegiate Mental Health (CCMH), a practice–research network of university counseling centers, and introduce the special issue of the Journal of College Counseling that features the work of the CCMH. The issue features five studies conducted by the CCMH, all of which were focused on the mental health and treatment needs of culturally diverse college students. The special issue concludes with a commentary by Gordon Nagayama Hall.