“College Counseling and Student Developmentis a much-needed text in our field. Paladino, Gonzalez, and Watson artfully bridge the gap in a growing divide between clinical and administrative skills, addressing the most pressing issues facing college and university professionals. Grounded in clinical application and student development and learning, this text promotes a helping-centric philosophy for working with today’s college students.”
--Matthew R. Shupp, EdD
“This text brings an essential knowledge base to the college mental health practice literature. Each chapter starts with a reflective practice that allows both new and seasoned professionals to fully engage with the material. Outstanding voices in the college counseling field have contributed pivotal chapters on upcoming trends in college mental health, which are shaped by a multicultural and social justice framework.”
--Mary-Jeanne (MJ) Raleigh, PhD
Executive Director of Counseling Services
High Point University
In response to the increasing demand for mental health services on campus, this comprehensive college counseling handbook provides strategies for clinical and support services work with diverse student populations. Written from a holistic, sociocultural perspective for future and current professionals, it brings together information and resources on cultivating counseling and student affairs connections to create a climate that encourages student mental health and wellness.
Recognized experts in the field offer insight on the evolution of college counseling, counselor training, the roles and responsibilities of college counselors, crisis management, and the building of collaborative outreach services with student affairs partners on campus. Individual text sections cover student development theories relevant to student learning, as well as assessment and treatment interventions for frequently encountered clinical issues presented by students. Reflection exercises and student case studies in each chapter facilitate in-depth learning and classroom discussion.
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Derrick A. Paladino, PhD, is a professor in the Graduate Studies in Counseling Program at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL, where he oversees the Certificate in College and University Counseling.
Laura M. Gonzalez, PhD, is an associate professor in the Teacher Education and Higher Education Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Joshua C. Watson, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and editor of the Journal of College Counseling.