Pathways: An Innovation in the Delivery of College Counseling Services
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In college counseling centers across the county, students’ needs for services are far exceeding available resources. This leads centers to engage in creative problem solving regarding triage, waitlists, and alternate services. One such solution was the development of Pathways, an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) based therapeutic skills seminar. Pathways was designed to provide efficient and effective services to students and may contribute to increased enrollment in groups, an underrated and underutilized form of treatment. This study evaluates 2 years of data on Pathways, indicating significant improvements in levels of distress and acceptance for students. Qualitative feedback, as well as challenges with implementing Pathways, are discussed.
Mull, A. A., Cleveland, C., Robinette, R., & Dixon, L. H. (2018). Pathways: An Innovation in the Delivery of College Counseling Services. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 34(1), 40–58. https://doi.org/10.1080/87568225.2018.1523698
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy
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