Effective Counseling for Racial/Ethnic Minority Clients: Examining Changes Using a Practice Research Network
Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013
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Journal of College Counseling
Volume 16, Issue 3, pages 243–257, October 2013
How to Cite
Lockard, A. J., Hayes, J. A., Graceffo, J. M. and Locke, B. D. (2013), Effective Counseling for Racial/Ethnic Minority Clients: Examining Changes Using a Practice Research Network. Jnl of College Counseling, 16: 243–257. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2013.00040.x
- Issue published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Article first published online: 4 OCT 2013
- Received 11/03/12; Revised 03/03/13; Accepted 03/07/13
- academic distress;
- racial/ethnic minority students
Studies have shown that counseling decreases students' academic distress. These findings, however, are based primarily on European American students. This study explored the impact of counseling on academic distress for treatment-seeking racial/ethnic minority college students using the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms–34 (Locke et al., 2012) Academic Distress subscale. Results indicated that there are significant differences in academic distress at intake based on race/ethnicity. Furthermore, findings revealed that change in academic distress over the course of treatment varies by race/ethnicity.