The College and University Counseling Manual

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The College and University Counseling Manual

SKU# 9780826199782

Integrating Essential Services Across the Campus

Author: Shannon Hodges PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, Kimber Shelton PhD, Michelle Lyn PhD

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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.

Key Features:

  • 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

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 16, 2016
  • Page Count 382
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199782
  • EISBN 9780826199799

About The Author(s) 

Shannon Hodges, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, is professor and coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Niagara University with over 30 years of counseling experience in community agencies, university counseling centers, and overseas. As a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a county mental health clinic, he has taught school counselors, mental health counselors, and undergraduate psychology students, including numerous international academic appointments. Dr. Hodges has authored numerous professional publications and 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, and Journal of College Counseling. He is a longtime member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), and several ACA affiliate divisions. His previous books include the first edition of 101 Careers in Counseling (2012), The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual, Second Edition (2015), and The College and University Counseling Manual (2016).

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.

Table of Contents 



Foreword by Samuel Schuman

1. College Counseling: Past, Present, and Future

Shannon J. Hodges

2. Multicultural Counseling Competency and Diversity Issues

Kimber Shelton

3. Essential Services in College Counseling

Michelle M. King Lyn

4. Career and Academic Counseling and Auxiliary Services

Shannon J. Hodges

5. Professional Issues in College Counseling Center Staffing

Michelle M. King Lyn

6. Ethical and Legal Issues in College and University Counseling

Shannon J. Hodges

7. Depression- and Anxiety-Related Disorders

Kimber Shelton

8. Addictions and Substance Abuse

Kimber Shelton and Geoff Bathje

9. Complex Mental Health Issues on the College Campus

Shannon J. Hodges

10. Crisis and Trauma Counseling

Shannon J. Hodges

11. Sexual Assault and Harassment

Kimber Shelton

12. Specific Populations

Kimber Shelton

13. Integrating the Counseling Center Into the Broader Campus

Michelle M. King Lyn

14. Graduate Practicum and Internships in College and University Counseling Centers

Kimber Shelton and Evelyn Hunter

15. 21st-Century Challenges for the College Counseling Center

Shannon J. Hodges