College Counseling: Union and Intersection

Dean, Laura A.; Meadows, Mark E.
November 1995
Journal of Counseling & Development;Nov/Dec95, Vol. 74 Issue 2, p139
Academic Journal
College counseling can best be understood as the intersection of a professional activity and an environment. The specialty has developed from the merging of several movements: vocational guidance, mental health, and student personnel work. These elements are reflected in the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives represented by college counselors and in differing models of counseling services. College counseling will be affected by trends including health care reform, scarcity of resources in higher education, changing student demographics, and complex societal issues.


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