Counseling Faculty Publications and Presentations


Exploring the Impact of a Brief Counseling Intervention for Improving Mental Health Factors and Learning Strategies among College Students at an HSI

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This study evaluated a counseling intervention called the University Turn Around Program (U-Turn) for college students experiencing mental health issues and low academic performance. Social Anxiety, Hostility, and Alcohol Use were measured on the CCAPS-34, and Attitude, Information Processing, Selecting Main Ideas, Test Strategies, and Using Academic Resources were measured on the LASSI-3. Paired samples t-tests revealed improvement for each measure (d = 0.45 to 1.09) supporting the U-Turn program’s inclusion in university counseling centers.

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Journal of Academic Underperformance