The College and University Counseling Manual: Integrating Essential Services Across the Campus
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 082619978X
ISBN 13: 978-0826199782
Campus counseling services today must face the challenges of greater diversity and complexity on campus while making do with fewer resources. In order to be maximally effective, they must be willing to engage with other services within and beyond the campus itself. This comprehensive manual for campus mental health and student affairs professionals is specifically designed to provide the most current information available regarding critical issues impacting the mental health and educational experiences of today's college students. It is unique in its focus on outreach beyond the walls of the counseling center and how counseling services can coordinate their efforts with other on and off-campus institutions to expand their reach and provide optimal services.
Written for both mental health counselors and administrators, the text addresses ethical and legal issues, campus outreach, crisis and trauma services, substance abuse, sexual minorities, spiritual and religious issues, bullying and aggression, web-based counseling, and psychoeducational services. The authors of this text distill their expertise from more than 30 years of combined experience working and teaching in a variety of college and university counseling centers throughout the United States. The book serves as both a comprehensive text for courses in college counseling and college student affairs and services, as well as an all-inclusive manual for all college and university mental health and student affairs professionals.
- Offers comprehensive, up-to-date coverage of college counseling center practices and programming
- Provides a unique focus on integration and coordination with other student services within and beyond the campus
- Covers a wide range of counseling services including academic and residential
- Discusses critical contemporary issues such as substance abuse, response to violent and traumatic events, internet bullying, and diversity concerns
- Written by authors with a wide range of experience in counseling services and other student affairs
About the Author
Shannon Hodges, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, is a professor of clinical mental health counseling at Niagara University. He has over 20 years of experience providing counseling in community agencies, university counseling centers, and overseas. He is a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a county mental health clinic and has 10 years of experience supervising collegiate living groups. He has 29 years of experience in training school counselors, mental health counselors, and undergraduate psychology students. He has authored numerous professional publications, including books, book chapters, journal articles, and essays. He has also served on the editorial review boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling and Values, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, Journal of Professional Counseling, and Journal of College Counseling. He has received awards both for his teaching and for his writing. Dr. Hodges is a long-time member of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and several ACA-affiliate divisions. His book 101 Careers in Counseling is a popular text for counselors and those considering the counseling profession. His most recent mystery novel with a counselor as the protagonist is The Lonely Void: A Bob Gifford Counselor Mystery. Shannon has taught and counseled overseas and makes annual service and volunteering trips overseas in South African orphanages and in remote Australian aboriginal schools and communities.
Kimber Shelton, PhD, LP, is Coordinator of Diversity Programming at the Georgia Tech Counseling Center. She is also a licensed psychologist in private practice. Dr. Shelton has counseling experience from four university counseling centers and community organizations, where she worked with alcohol and other drug (AOD) mandated students, trauma, ethnic and sexual identity development, and student-athletes. Dr. Shelton regularly provides supervision to doctoral clinicians and is a practicum/intern instructor. She has more than 20 publications and presentations on multicultural counseling and diversity-related issues.
Michelle K. Lyn, PhD, LP is a licensed psychologist who currently works as Associate Director of Clinical Services at the Georgia Tech University Counseling Center overseeing the clinical operation of the center. She also has a part-time practice in downtown Decatur, GA. Dr. Lyn has served as an executive board member for the Georgia Psychological Association on the Psychology of Women and Girls since May 2008 and currently serves as newsletter editor. Dr. Lyn's professional and clinical interests include diversity issues, women's issues, career and life span development, group therapy, depression and anxiety.