Helping College Students : Developing Essential Support Skills for Student Affairs Practice

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-12-03
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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There is a need for a book that fully examines the specific and unique awareness, knowledge, and skills that are necessary for student affairs and other practitioners to be effective and ethical in their helping, counseling, and advising roles. This book addresses the core assumptions and underlying beliefs that impact the helping, counseling, and advising roles and skills that are central to higher education. It synthesizes and integrates information from traditional counseling therapy texts and offers examples of how to utilize such skills within student affairs. Written for faculty members and professionals.

Author Biography

Amy L. Reynolds, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and assistant professor in the Department of Counseling, School, and Educational Psychology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. She teaches core courses and advanced seminars for master's students in mental health counseling and doctoral students in counseling psychology. She is coauthor of Multicultural Competence in Student Affairs from Jossey-Bass.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Prefacep. xvii
About the Authorsp. xxix
Understanding the Helper's Rolep. 1
Student Affairs Practitioners as Helpersp. 3
Mental Health Needs and Realities on Campusp. 23
Ethical Implications for Helping in Higher Educationp. 51
Underlying and Relevant Helping Theoriesp. 75
Essential Helping Skillsp. 109
Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Helperp. 111
Microcounseling Skillsp. 131
Conflict and Crisis Managementp. 169
Group Dynamics and Skillsp. 195
Supervisionp. 219
Looking to the Future: Integrating the Helping Rolep. 243
Referencesp. 263
Indexp. 289
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