Treatment Utilization on College Campuses: Who Seeks Help for What?


concerning this article should be addressed to Samuel S. Nordberg, Psychology Service (116B), Boston VA Healthcare System, 150 South Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130-4820 (e-mail:


The purpose of this study was to develop a better understanding of why college students seek psychological treatment by examining indicators of psychological distress. A secondary goal was to assess the utility of screening for treatment need via a brief self-report measure of distress. Two samples (1 clinical, 1 nonclinical; N= 8,380) were examined via logistic regression analyses to identify meaningful predictors of treatment-seeking behavior. Clinical applications are discussed.