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. 17, No. 1, April

Addressing the Needs of First-Generation College Students: Lessons Learned from Adults from Low-Education Families
College attendance and retention are important topics in education. First-generation college students, a group identified as struggling with both of these issues (Ishitani, 2003), account for about one quarter of traditional-aged college attendees...
Expanding the Knowledge Base of College Counselors: Paving the Way for the Implementation of Evidence-Based Practices on College Campuses
The promotion of the evidence-based practice concept is widespread across mental and behavioral health professions (Baker, 2012). The popularity of evidence-based practices lies in their ability to merge the experience and expertise of the clinician...
Exploring Pretreatment Expectancies in a Campus Mental Health Setting: The Validation of a Novel Expectancies Measure
Client expectancies have been consistently associated with treatment efficacy, suggesting the importance of further research on expectancies to improve client outcomes (e.g., Joyce & Piper, 1998; Wierzbicki & Pekarik, 1993). In fact, Lambert...
First-Generation Students' Sense of Belonging, Mental Health, and Use of Counseling Services at Public Research Universities
For most college students, the journey toward degree attainment is typically filled with a combination of challenges and successes; however, the educational pathway to a college degree can be more arduous for some students, including first-generation...
Multidimensional Perfectionism, Coping, and Depression: Differential Prediction of Depression Symptoms by Perfectionism Type
Over the last few decades, perfectionism has gained prominence as both a significant and relatively stable trait that influences how college students deal with difficulties and maneuver through life (Stoeber & Otto, 2006). In a 1995 survey conducted...
The Effect of Social Anxiety and Self-Esteem on College Adjustment, Academics, and Retention
With the majority of high school graduates entering college (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2011), there is an increased need to understand the developmental challenges students may face during their transition to a higher education institution. According...
Working with the Millennial Generation: Challenges Facing 21st-Century Students from the Perspective of University Staff
Our study focused on the emerging adults of the millennial generation, roughly defined as people born between 1982 and 2002 (Atkinson, 2004; Howe & Strauss, 2000). Millennial are the largest generation to date (Howe & Strauss, 2000; Monaco,...
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