Mental Health Outcomes in a Southern California Community College: A Partial Replication Study

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

Published by The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation

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This exploratory study describes the 146 students who received mental health services at a southern California community college through the Student Health Center located on-campus during the academic year 2010–2011. 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. Additionally, students’ symptoms were measured at admission and discharge and treatment goals were rated as met, partially met, or not met. Clinical and administrative implications are explored. Areas for future research are outlined.

Keywords: Mental Health, College Students, Psychotherapy

The International Journal of Assessment and Evaluation, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp.25-38. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 286.480KB).

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

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

Dr. Potts is a former medical social worker. Prior to joining the faculty at CSULB, she was the Fibromyalgia Project Director, Southern California Arthritis Foundation, and a post-doctoral Fellow in Psychiatric Epidemiology, School of Public Health, UCLA. She has published on various gerontological and health-related topics, including grandparents as parents and HIV in women. She is currently the Distance Education Program Coordinator for the CSULB School of Social Work. In this position, she coordinates our off-campus MSW program at sites in northern and central California.

Rob Bachmann

Associate Dean, Student Health Center, Golden West College

Rob Bachmann is a Registered Nurse and Associate Dean/Director of Student Health Services at Golden West College. Rob has been an RN for 32 years and has 27 years of experience working in health services in an educational setting both in the k-12 and community college systems. He currently is the president elect for the Health Services Association California Community Colleges. His passion is to support student learning, academic success and retention by promoting and maintaining student health.