College Counseling Centers as Internal Organizational Consultants to Universities

Cooper, Stewart
October 2003
Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice & Research;Fall2003, Vol. 55 Issue 4, p230
Academic Journal
Despite offering excellent promise to assist the institutions of higher education in which they are housed, college counseling center-based internal organizational consultation activities have received little attention in the literature. This article presents a historical overview of the topic, including related conceptual material from various authors. A proposed cube model is offered, and several case examples illustrate its use. Suggestions for achieving success via carefully planning campus consultation activities are given as are fruitful process and outcome evaluation strategies. The article ends with a call for counseling centers to more fully utilize organizational consultation as a significant component of their services.


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