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College Student Development

1st Edition

By Leighton Whitaker, Richard E Slimak


250 pages

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Paperback: 9781560243144
pub: 1993-02-19
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Here is a book that provides college counselors and therapists with some of the most important developmental perspectives needed in today’s work with students. Too often, counseling centers are seen only as emotional rehabilitators. Yet, College Student Development illustrates the importance of developmental knowledge in terms of how students’personal histories, including cultural influences in their lives, interact to determine the dilemmas and challenges facing them and all those who work on college and university campuses today.

This is the only book available today which bridges the span between university counseling centers and student development (deans’) offices. It offers specific frameworks for understanding counseling work in developmental terms. The presentation early in the book of a student development metamodel for counseling center professionals provides a strong base for understanding the other topics addressed in the book. It is a solid bridge for counselors in college and university settings dedicated to helping students develop into secure and confident adults in their public, interpersonal, and private lives.

This multi-authored book has many chapters that show counselors how to work together with students to gather clues and reach important realizations to make long-term and lasting changes in their lives. Case examples and histories throughout the book make its theories easily applicable to all counseling centers at colleges and universities. Among the development theory topics counselors will discover are:

  • Changing Student Culture and Implications for Counselors and Administrators
  • Typical Development in the College Years
  • Survey Results of Undergraduate Concerns
  • Special Aspects of College Student Development for African-Americans
  •  Male and Female Differences in College Student Development

    College Student Development is most appropriate for staff members of counseling and development offices. Professors and students in master’s and doctorate level counseling psychology and student development programs and college student development courses (developmental theory) will find this an enlightening approach to helping college students.

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword

  • Psychotherapy as a Developmental Process
  • A Student Development Metamodel for University and College Counseling Center Professionals
  • The Changing Student Culture: Implications for Counselors and Administrators
  • “Toddler” to the Inner World: The College Student in Psychotherapy
  • Developing Typically(ital) in the College Years
  • Applying Trans-Generational Family Theory and Therapy to College Student Psychotherapy
  • Findings of the Survey of Undergraduate Concerns: Anxieties, Academics, and Ambitions
  • College Age Substance Abuse as a Developmental Arrest
  • College Student Development: African-Americans Reconsidered
  •  Gender Paradoxes in College Student Development
  • The Influence of Gender Identity on Separation Related Depressive Phenomena in College Men and Women
  • Reference Notes Included

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