Book Title: Special Populations in College Counseling: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals
Publisher: Amer Counseling Assn
Author: Joseph A. Lippincott
To meet the increasing demand for mental health services on campus, college counselors need concrete strategies useful for a diverse student population and the complex issues they present. Twenty-two chapters on concerns as wide ranging as substance abuse, sexual trauma, relationship violence, transgenderism, grief, and spirituality are included in this timely text. The special needs of students with autism and Asperger's syndrome, mobility impairments, chronic medical conditions, learning disabilities, blindness, deafness, severe physical disorders, and self-injurious behavior are also detailed. In addition, the unique issues faced by third-culture students, multiracial students, first generation students, adult learners, athletes, military veterans, students in academic jeopardy, and students who have been mandated for counseling are addressed. Each chapter provides clinical information, realistic counseling strategies, and consultation and referral suggestions. This is an exceptional book for mental health professionals, including college administrators and university faculty, private practitioners, and community agency counselors, who wish to increase their clinical knowledge and skills.