While mental health has been a topic of perpetual concern and interest among college counselors, therapists, pastors, administrators and faculty, recent changes in the university environment and larger culture have caused some significant changes in the field. There are more disturbed students on campus than ever before, more students on medication, more international and exchange students, and more transfer students. With these changes in university population demographics, combined with increased cultural and societal expectations for therapy, counseling, medication, and quick fixes, clinicians working in the college setting have experienced an increased sense of responsibility for intervening, treating, and protecting students. As college counselors, community mental health workers, therapists, university chaplains, and guidance counselors feel this mounting pressure to meet elevated expectations and standards of care, there will be a demand for a practical resource for the treatment of college students in the college environment.
Paul Grayson a co-editor of the successful 1989 book College Psychotherapy, has teamed up with Phil Meilman, a seasoned veteran of college counseling & psychological services, to compile this needed comprehensive up-to-date treatment guide. After an opening discussion of the campus environment and student mentality, the book will provide an overview of the state of college mental health at the start of the 21st century, touching on the issues faced by students of every generation, as well as those concerns unique to this day and age. With an emphasis on practice, and not theory, this easily referenced treatment guide will be of use to anyone working in the mental health fields in and around a college environment.