College Student Development

1st Edition

Leighton Whitaker, Richard E Slimak

Routledge
Published February 19, 1993
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9781560243144 - CAT# HW10524

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Summary

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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