College Student Development

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Psychology Press, 1992 - Education - 231 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Psychotherapy as a Developmental Process
1
Issues of Autonomy vs Dependency
16
A Student Development Metamodel
25
The Metamodel
31
Implications
37
Interpersonal Behaviors and Attitudes
46
Conclusion
53
The College
59
Family Interventions with College Students
103
Conclusion
113
Method
119
Discussion
133
as a Developmental Arrest
141
Is Experimentation with Psychoactive Chemicals
152
Conclusions
161
African
167

Clinical Examples
65
Conclusion
72
Type Theory Is a Psychology of Consciousness
78
Grants Stages of Type Development
84
Implications for Counselors
91
Applying TransGenerational Family
97
Perspectives on African American College Students
173
Institutional Interventions
181
Gender Paradoxes in College Student
193
The Differences
202
Conclusion
211
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Whitaker, Adjunct Clinical Professor, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania.

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