Mental Health Outcomes in a Southern California Community College

By Christine B. Kleinpeter, Marilyn K. Potts and Rob Bachmann.

Published by The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society

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This exploratory study describes the 118 students who received mental health services at a southern California community college through the Student Health Center located on-campus during the academic year 2009–2010. It describes the type of problems that brought students for counseling, the kind of services provided and community referrals made following brief treatment at the health center. Clinical and administrative decisions following this records review are provided. Areas for future research are outlined.

Keywords: College Mental Health Services, Community College Health Services, College Counseling, Psychotherapy Practice in College Settings

The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 268.234KB).

Dr. Christine B. Kleinpeter

Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach, USA

Dr. Kleinpeter is licensed in psychology and clinical social work, and has over 10 years of clinical experience in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings. Her teaching interests are in clinical practice, human behavior, and mental health. She has conducted research in the areas of drug court outcomes, co-occurring drug court outcomes, distance education, and surrogate parenting. She is a trainer in Motivational Interviewing, and has trained many social service professionals, probation workers, child welfare workers, and corrections officers. She has served as the Associate Director and Coordinator of Academic Programs and Coordinator of the Distance Education Program at CSULB. She has supervised both MFT Interns and Social Work Associates toward licensure with the Board of Behavioral Sciences in California.

Marilyn K. Potts

California State University, USA

Rob Bachmann

Golden West College, USA