Influences on Decisions to Refer at University Counseling Centers
Department or Administrative Unit
Seventy counseling centers with APA approved internship training programs were sent surveys about variables that influenced their decision to refer a student client for services elsewhere. Forty-two of these 70 institutions (60%) responded, with 152 staff at these 42 centers completing the survey. Eighteen of the items included in the survey were subjected to an exploratory factor analysis. Three well-defined factors, accounting for 44% of the total variance emerged and one correlated significantly, but only moderately (r = .41) with reported rates of referral. The top ranking consideration for staff referring outside the center was the client's request for such a referral, followed by severity of client's concerns. The least prominent considerations were training needs and the clients ability to form a therapeutic relationship.
Lawe, C. F., Penick, J. M., Raskin, J. D., & Raymond, V. V. (1999). Influences on Decisions to Refer at University Counseling Centers. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 14(1), 59–68. https://doi.org/10.1300/j035v14n01_05
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
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