Changes in Counseling Center Client Problems across 7 semesters in Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

Volume 5- Issue 4
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Abstract:


Examining the changes in the problems of the students referring to the university counseling center can help authorities to figure out the students’ problems and seek a remedy. The purpose of this study was to investigate changes in counseling center client problems at a university in southwest Iran. Participants were 1935 students who utilized counseling center services consulted in University during seven semesters from August 2011 to Feb 2014. The data were collected from the archive of the university counseling center. Of 1935 students referring to the counseling centers, most of them had Adaptive and Individual problems (33.6%), and some had psych-emotional problems (28.8%). Our finding revealed that all types of problem areas have reduced during this period. This decrease is probably due to the attempt of the adviser professors in identifying and referring vulnerable students to the counseling center, and supporting role of this center in preventive measures. The finding showed that the problems of the students referred to counseling center of University have decreased in all areas. These changes might affect counseling service in the university.

Keywords

  • Student problems
  • counseling center
  • student counseling and guidance services
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