Journal of College Counseling

A professional journal publishing news and information of particular interest to counselors working in post-secondary education settings. Coverage includes research studies, professional issues, and innovative techniques or practices. This is the official

Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall

Assessing and Promoting Self-Regulated Strategy Use
College counselors can assist students in enhancing their academic performance by assessing student self-regulated strategies. Key aspects of self-regulated strategy use (SRSU) are identified, and a semistructured interview to assess SRSU is presented....
Collaboration between Counseling Services and an Academic Program: An Exploratory Study of Student Outcome
This study assessed the progress of students involved in a collaborative early warning intervention conducted by counseling services and a teacher preparation program. Results indicated that counseling services increased both students' academic...
College Counseling Center Clients' Expectations about Counseling: How They Relate to Depression, Hopelessness, and Actual-Ideal Self-Discrepancies
Clients' expectations affect many aspects of counseling. This study examined relationships between depression, hopelessness, actual-ideal self-discrepancies (AISDs), and clients' expectations about counseling among 80 college students. Less hopeless...
College Counseling Centers with Counselors in Private Practice: Guidelines to Negotiate Ethical Challenges. (Professional Issues)
Several factors shape practices in counseling centers today, including an increased need for referral to external mental health services. Providing external referrals can lead to both practical and ethical implications when counseling center employees...
College Counselor Attitudes toward Spiritual and Religious Issues and Practices in Counseling
In this study, 86 mental health professionals employed in university counseling centers in the United States were surveyed on their attitudes toward discussing religious and spiritual topics and toward using religious and spiritual practices in...
College Students and Self-Injury: Intervention Strategies for Counselors
This article provides an overview of self-injurious behaviors and provides intervention strategies for college counselors to use when working with students who self-injure. College counselors' roles in managing self-injurious behaviors are explored...
Computer-Assisted Live Supervision in College Counseling Centers
The authors describe a computer-based "bug-in-the-eye" approach to counselor supervision that is well suited to college counseling centers. Hardware and software requirements, comparisons with other forms of supervision, support for and limitations...
Drug-Facilitated Sexual Assault on Campus: Challenges and Interventions. (Innovative Practice)
The use of gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) to facilitate sexual assault is increasing on campuses nationwide. This article provides college counselors with an overview of the use of GHB in campus sexual assault, outlines suggestions for crisis intervention,...
Exploring Relational and Individualistic Counseling Preferences of Culturally Diverse College Students
This exploratory study examined the influence of gender and ethnicity on college student preferences for individualistic vs. relational-focused counseling approaches. Overall, the results did not demonstrate significant differences across gender...
Predictors of Client Preferences for Counselor Roles. (Research)
This study examined 152 undergraduate clients' interpersonal styles as they relate to preferences for counselor roles. The results indicated a moderate positive association between clients' interpersonal styles and their preferences for counselor...
Understanding College Alcohol Abuse and Academic Performance: Selecting Appropriate Intervention Strategies
This article summarizes research linking alcohol abuse to poor academic performance, decreased student retention, and problems for the campus community. It provides an overview of 3 theoretical perspectives on reducing problematic alcohol consumption,...