TITLE

A "Good Stuff" Reaction

AUTHOR(S)
Stone, Gerald L.
PUB. DATE
July 1992
SOURCE
Journal of Counseling & Development;Jul/Aug92, Vol. 70 Issue 6, p700
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the article, "Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Severe Psychopathology in University and College Counseling Centers," contributed by psychologist Steven P. Gilbert, which was published in the current issue of this journal. According to the author, Gilbert has skillfully articulated the context of counseling services in higher education. He provides an ethical perspective on issues related to treating students with severe psychological problems in counseling centers with less than sufficient resources. He has a grasp of these issues and provides a clear voice for some of us who mindlessly struggle with these challenges. At times, however, Gilbert seems to espouse a curative perspective when talking about personality disorders. He assumes that periodic short-term therapy with these students will often leave them careening from crisis to crisis. The author suggests that the crisis-to-crisis routine can be handled by brief counseling and student discipline. If students cannot function in the academy, the problem is not a therapeutic one, but a disciplinary one.
ACCESSION #
9302070045

 

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