This eBook will show you methods and techniques to cope with campus life. Your first year in college can be a period loaded with new and energizing encounters. It can likewise move you in ways you could possibly anticipate. So you're heading off to college brimming with good faith. Or you've begun, and now the vacation is over. On the other hand, you're headed and brimming with fear. Your psyche is loaded with inquiries like: Will I make companions? Will I have the capacity to keep up in classes? Will I coexist with my flat mate? Well you're not alone. Nearly all new students are worried like you and it is for good reason: First year of college is a time of great change and adjustment How one juggles life occasions and scholarly necessities can influence one's involvement in college. Research has demonstrated that students who alter well to their tertiary surroundings have better odds of performing great scholastically.
There has been increasing attention in recent years, both positive and negative, on college student mental health and the provision of counseling services on campus. At the same time, there continue to be misperceptions of college counselors, both within and outside college campuses. Drawing on over 20 years of experience as a college counselor, Dr. Sharkin addresses these misunderstandings, providing a detailed description and discussion of the many roles and contributions these professionals have.
He explores topics such as the history of college counseling and its evolution, who college counselors are, how someone can become a college counselor, and what skills are needed to be a college counselor today. Roles and responsibilities, including counseling, crisis intervention, consultation, outreach, and administrative duties, are discussed in detail and supplemented with both research and case studies. Diversity competencies and special challenges faced by today's college counselors are also considered. This engaging and accessible book will be a valuable resource for those already working in college mental health settings and those wishing to enter the field.
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