Today’s Problems on College Campuses

Counseling centers on college campuses are good indicators of the types and severity of problems that young adults grapple with today.

Results of a 2010 (surveys are always behind because the analysis takes forever) National Survey of Counseling Center Directors report the following…….

 INCREASE in students who:

 1. Struggle with eating disorders

2. Practice self-injury, meaning cutting, burning or intentionally harming themselves

3. Abuse alcohol

It isn’t as if these problems are new – they aren’t – but it is important to take note of the rise in certain types of problems and think about ways that high school students (and their parents) could be educated before these young adults leave home. Prevention is always preferable to treatment.

What Do I Say? The Therapist’s Guide to Answering Client’s Questions with Charles Waehler, Ph.D., was published by John Wiley & Sons in May, 2011.  It is a friendly book designed to reduce the anxiety of early career therapists who may feel apprehensive about answering clients’ questions.  You can read more about it on my blog and purchase it on

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