Mental Health Care in the College Community / Edition 1

Mental Health Care in the College Community / Edition 1

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by Jerald Kay

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ISBN-10: 0470746181

ISBN-13: 9780470746189

Pub. Date: 05/04/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Mental health concerns are the most serious and prevalent health problems among students in higher education. Increasingly effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments have facilitated matriculation for students with histories of anxiety, mood, personality, eating and substance abuse disorders. This phenomenon has been accompanied by a striking


Mental health concerns are the most serious and prevalent health problems among students in higher education. Increasingly effective psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic treatments have facilitated matriculation for students with histories of anxiety, mood, personality, eating and substance abuse disorders. This phenomenon has been accompanied by a striking increase in the number of previously undiagnosed students requesting treatment. College and university mental health programs struggle to care for larger numbers of students, necessitating greater interdisciplinary collaboration in treatment, research, outreach, and educational services.

This book fills an important gap in the literature and provides a comprehensive resource for nearly every aspect of college mental health. It includes a strong emphasis on the training and education of graduate and professional students for future work in this field. Chapters are devoted to the significant ethical and legal issues related to treatment and associated administrative and policy challenges. Scholarly chapters on the promise of community mental health and public health approaches are especially innovative. There is also a chapter on international issues in college mental health which will be helpful to those students studying abroad. Mental Health Care in the College Community is written by acknowledged experts from mental health, college and university administration, legal and educational disciplines, all with extensive administrative and clinical experience in higher education settings. This book is clearly written and well illustrated with abundant tables, charts, and figures.

This text will become essential reading for college mental health clinicians, graduate students in the mental health disciplines (psychiatry, psychology, counselling, nursing, and social work), student affairs deans and their staff, and even presidents or provosts of universities and colleges.

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Table of Contents


List of Contributors.

1 The Rising Prominence of College and University Mental Health Issues (Jerald Kay).

1.1 Introduction.

1.2 How prevalent are emotional disturbances and mental disorders?

1.3 Study limitations.

1.4 A developmental approach to college mental health.

1.5 Ethical and legal issues.

1.6 Conclusion.

2 History of College Counseling and Mental Health Services and Role of the Community Mental Health Model (Paul Barreira and Malorie Snider).

2.1 Introduction.

2.2 Early development of college and university counseling centers and mental hygiene programs: pre-1945.

2.3 Professionalism and response to increase in student enrolment.

2.4 Formalization of roles and attention to developmental issues and prevention.

2.5 Community Mental Health Movement.

2.6 An example of the early application of community mental health at colleges and universities: Dana Farnsworth.

2.7 Potential modern applications of the CHMmodel to educational settings.

2.8 Conclusion.


3 The Reporting Structure and Relationship of Mental Health Services with Health Services (Gregory T. Eells and Victor Schwartz).

3.1 Introduction.

3.2 Review of literature.

3.3 Administrative integration issues.

3.4 Clinical issues.

3.5 Recommendations.

3.6 Conclusion.

4 Components of an Effective College Mental Health Service (Gregory T. Eells and Robert A. Rando).

4.1 Introduction.

4.2 Leadership philosophy and staff morale.

4.3 Administrative issues.

4.4 Clinical services.

4.5 Working with outside community mental health resources.

4.6 Conclusion.

Appendix A: Triage form (Adapted from Cornell University).

5 Essential Services in College Counseling (Richard J. Eichler and Victor Schwartz).

5.1 Introduction.

5.2 Access to care.

5.3 Clinical consultation, treatment planning and referral.

5.4 Personal counseling and brief psychotherapy.

5.5 Medication services.

5.6 Referring students for consultation.

5.7 Group therapy in college mental health services.

5.7.1 Types of groups.

5.8 Psychological testing and assessment.

5.9 Community outreach.

5.10 Concluding remarks.

Appendix A: The relationship between predictive validity and base rate.

6 The Counseling Center Team (Paul Grayson).

6.1 Introduction.

6.2 The team.

6.3 Challenges to morale and teamwork.

6.4 The director’s responses.

7 Legal and Ethical Issues in College Mental Health (Karen Bower and Victor Schwartz).

7.1 Introduction.

7.2 Conceptual framework.

7.3 Legal framework.

7.4 Application.

7.5 Conclusion.

8 Working with the Campus Community (Lorraine D. Siggins).

8.1 Introduction.

8.2 Some developmental considerations.

8.3 The evolution of the college mental health service mission.

8.4 The college mental health service and the university community.

8.5 Outreach educational and consultative services to students.

8.6 Relationship of college mental health service to the faculty, university administration and deans of student life.

8.7 Confidentiality.

8.8 Conclusion.

8.9 Appendix A: A model “at risk/student support program” in a small residential campus.

9 Crisis and Crisis Intervention on College Campuses (Morton M. Silverman and Rachel Lipson Glick).

9.1 What is a crisis?

9.2 Crisis intervention.

9.3 Common crises and suggested responses.

9.4 When does a crisis become a psychiatric emergency?

9.5 Disasters and other crises that affect multiple students.

9.6 Working with campus leadership to prevent crisis and improve mental health.

9.7 Conclusion.

10 Working with Parents and Families of Young Adults (Kristine A. Girard).

10.1 Introduction.

10.2 Young adult development.

10.3 Generational effects.

10.4 The baby boomers.

10.5 Generation X.

10.6 The millennial generation.

10.7 Privacy standards in higher education.

10.8 Influence of case law on privacy.

10.9 Privacy meets generational attitudes.

10.10 Privacy in the transition from secondary schools to higher education.

10.11 The risk management team.

10.12 Health insurance.

10.13 Family therapy in the university health service.

10.14 Required medical withdrawal.

10.15 Behavioral problems in the residential community.

10.16 Mental health prevention.

10.17 Crisis management.

10.18 Conclusion.

11 Psychiatry Residency Training in College Mental Health Services (Jerald Kay and Victor Schwartz).

11.1 Introduction.

11.2 Benefits to services.

11.3 Benefits to trainees.

11.4 Benefits to training programs.

11.5 Characteristics of a rotation.

11.6 Centrality of supervision.

11.7 Didactic curriculum.

11.8 Developmental psychopathology.

11.9 Psychopharmacology.

11.10 The resident's clinical theoretical framework.

11.11 Increasing visibility of social media.

11.12 Fellowships in CMH.

11.13 Conclusion.

Appendix A: Helpful hints for supervisors.

Appendix B: PGY IV (Post Graduate Year Four) psychiatric resident rotation, student mental health rotations, Wright State University, University of Dayton.

12 Psychology and Social Work Training in University Mental Health (David A. Davar).

12.1 Introduction.

12.2 Administrative matters.

12.3 Ethical and legal considerations.

12.4 Recruitment and selection of trainees.

12.5 Running a successful training program.

12.6 From theory to college counseling practice: CAPS orientation for new trainees.

12.7 From theory to college counseling practice.

12.8 Experiential learning: trainee epistemology.

12.9 Organization of training.

12.10 Teaching the intake interview in the college setting.

12.11 Nurturing competency, addressing deficiency.

12.12 Recognizing and addressing deficiencies.

12.13 Social work and psychology therapists-in-training.

12.14 Conclusion.

Appendix A: Sample syllabus for counseling center trainees.

13 Special Populations (Beverly J. Fauman and Marta J. Hopkinson).

13.1 Introduction.

13.2 Athletes.

13.3 International students.

13.4 Returning students.

13.5 Students with chronic illnesses.

13.6 Graduate students.

13.7 Transfer students.

13.8 Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered and questioning students.

13.9 Veterans.

13.10 Victims of sexual assault.

13.11 Conclusion.

14 Using A Public Health Approach to Address Student Mental Health (Laurie Davidson and Joanna H. Locke).

14.1 Introduction.

14.2 A public health approach to campus mental health.

14.3 Building momentum and infrastructure.

14.4 Thinking and planning strategically.

14.5 Strategies for promoting mental health and preventing suicide among college students.

14.6 Conclusion.

15 Magnitude and Prevention of College Alcohol and Drug Misuse: US College Students Aged 18-24 (Ralph W. Hingson and Aaron M. White).

15.1 Introduction.

15.2 Methods: calculating changes in alcohol-related mortality.

15.3 Study results.

15.4 Discussion: estimates of the magnitude of college drinking problems.

15.5 Implications.

15.6 Interventions to reduce college drinking.

15.7 Conclusions.

16 Conducting Research in College and University Counseling Centers (Chris Brownson).

16.1 Introduction.

16.2 Types of research in university and college counseling centers.

16.3 Practical aspects of conducting research in counseling centers.

16.4 Future directions and conclusion.

17 International Perspectives: College Mental Health in the United Kingdom (Mark Phippen).

17.1 Introduction.

17.2 Setting the scene.

17.3 Support systems in UK universities - Student Services.

17.4 Student mental health - a growing issue.

17.5 The experience of international students in the United Kingdom.

17.6 Conclusion - where does this leave university counselling?



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SK85 More than 1 year ago
This text is a comprehensive and clearly written review of all issues related to college mental health and college mental health systems. While the book will be of primary interest to clinicians working in that field, there is also much discussion of how college mental health systems relate to and interact with the rest of the university. As such, this volume will also be of interest to student affairs administrators, university administrators and university risk managers. As Chief Risk Officer at a major university, I found a lot of relevant and interesting material.