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The results of the 4th annual ACCA Survey of Community College Counseling for 2013-2014 have been released! The survey was conducted by Amy Lehnart from Collin College in Texas and Jon Edwards from Massachusetts Bay Community College. Responses were analyzed from 179 Counselors from Community and Two Year colleges representing 39 different states and the Commonwealth of […]

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The American College Counseling Association’s new Public Awareness and Professional Advocacy (PAPA) committee has completed their first paper together. This PAPA paper explores if “what’s in a name” hinders/helps higher education mental health professionals. We hope that you will take time to read the paper and the research regarding this topic. Under the Members tab […]

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The results of the 2013 National Survey of College Counseling are now available. Our thanks go out to Dr. Bob Gallagher, who has dedicated his time and expertise to creating these important reports. Note that this is the first time the Survey has included data from non-directors and community colleges; therefore, for 2013 there are 3 reports: […]

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Amy M. Lenhart, MA, LPC, NCC, Chair and Editor of the ACCA Community College Survey ACCA has supported a third survey which continues to gather important benchmark data for the community college arena.  Although students in all areas of higher education continue to face mental health challenges, there continues to be differences in how counseling […]

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Community Colleges: Keeping pace with a changing America and playing a significant role in higher education. Download the survey results (PDF) Download the press release (PDF) Amy Lenhart, Chair alenhart@collin.edu Jon Edwards, Author JEdwards@massbay.edu For immediate release: “The overwhelming majority of survey respondents who said they are no longer in college (attendance stopped in the […]

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The 2012 National Survey of College Counseling, compiled by Robert P. Gallagher at the University of Pittsburgh, is now available for download. Click here to download the survey in PDF format.

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As campus teams that identify and monitor students whose behaviors may be troubling have become more widespread, the Higher Education Mental Health Alliance (HEMHA) recognized the need for a resource that would help both existing and new teams make informed decisions about their structure, scope, functions, and day-to-day operations. Therefore, HEMHA has produced Balancing Safety […]

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Four-year college and university counselors for years now have watched their budgets shrink even as their workloads increase in quantity and difficulty. The same is true for community college counselors – but, as shown by the second edition of an annual survey of those in the profession, they’ve also got a whole barrage of other […]

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This article from the American Psychological Association looks at the scarcity of mental health services in some community colleges: the challenges that many 2 year/community colleges face. Despite mounting mental health problems among students at community colleges, fewer than 13 percent provide psychiatric services for students, finds a January survey by the American College Counseling […]

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