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. 6, No. 1, Spring

Addressing Sexual Assault on College Campuses: Guidelines for a Prevention/awareness Week
The authors discuss concepts that are related to providing education and training regarding sexual assault, as outlined by the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990, as amended in 1992. Because college counseling center staff members often...
A Motivational Intervention to Reduce Cigarette Smoking among College Students: Overview and Exploratory Investigation. (Research)
College counselors can play an important role in implementing brief strategies that will motivate students to stop smoking cigarettes. The authors provide an overview of motivational interviewing, a specific protocol that can be applied to college...
Applying a Social Justice Framework to College Counseling Center Practice. (Professional Issues)
Counselors are often challenged to address issues of social justice in the counseling context, and they must be deliberate and innovative in their attempts to respond. Counselors will be required to relate social justice considerations to their practices...
A Systems Approach to Understanding and Counseling College Student-Athletes
Student-athletes have unique challenges as they confront pressures to perform both athletically and academically. The authors present a systems approach that will enhance the conceptualization skills that counselors need to intervene more effectively...
Body Dissatisfaction in College Women: Identification of Risk and Protective Factors to Guide College Counseling Practices
This study attempted to identify risk factors that are implicated in the body dissatisfaction of college women and the factors that may facilitate effective prevention and treatment efforts. Data collected from 215 female college students indicated...
Overall Life Satisfaction and Help-Seeking Attitudes of Turkish College Students in the United States: Implications for College Counselors
This study examined the effects of acculturation, beliefs about mental illness, and selected demographic variables on the help-seeking attitudes of 120 Turkish students who were attending college in the United States. the authors maintain that if mental...
Responding to Traumatic Events on College Campuses: A Case Study and Assessment of Student Postdisaster Anxiety. (Innovative Practice)
Campus communities can be severely affected by a disaster. It is, therefore, important for counselors to establish contingencies for these unexpected events. The authors present a case study outlining specific outcomes of a natural disaster. Results...
Understanding Sexual Aggression in Male College Students: The Role of Self-Monitoring and Pluralistic Ignorance
The authors examined the relationship between self-monitoring and pluralistic ignorance and self-reported sexually aggressive behaviors by freshman and sophomore male college students. Results indicated that self-monitoring style and level of pluralistic...
Understanding Sleep Disorders in a College Student Population
College students sleep habits are changing dramatically, and related sleep problems are increasing. The author reviews the current literature on sleep problems, focusing on the college student population. An explanation of the basics of sleep is provided...
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