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Helping College Students: Developing Essential Support Skills for Student Affairs Practice
There is a need for a book that fully examines the specific and unique awareness, knowledge, and skills that are necessary for student affairs and other practitioners to be effective and ethical in their helping, counseling, and advising roles. This book addresses the core assumptions and underlying beliefs that impact the helping, counseling, and advising roles and skills ...more
Hardcover, 302 pages
Published December 3rd 2008 by Jossey-Bass
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A useful overview of why we need to consider student affairs staff and their educationally based engagement work as fundamentally helping, however at time it veers toward contradiction and oversimplification. The theory is vital and sound, but it is lessened in impact by some elements. For instance, it discusses the multicultural aspects of students, but then uses some ageist elements and terminology in applying a child status to all students, stating in the conclusion "Student affairs practitio ...more