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A Long-Term Study of the Counseling Needs of Turkish University Students


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The author analyzed the gender, grade, sources of referral, and problem areas of 1,664 student-clients who consulted a counseling center for individual counseling over an 11-year period. The results showed that grade, sources of referral, and problem areas varied significantly over the years whereas gender did not. Students who consulted the center in recent years were mostly in their final year, came from all sources of referral, and had preexisting mental health concerns.