University and College Counselling includes sector-specific articles, research, divisional updates and news, all aimed at supporting and disseminating best practice. It keeps readers up to date and informed on developments within the sector and enhances networking.
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Oaks from acorns: the early days of a student counselling pioneer
Open article: As we celebrate 50 years of the Association for Student Counselling (ASC), Rita Mintz and Mark Fudge pay tribute to the impact of early trailblazers, and in particular to Audrey Newsome, who laid the foundations for our work today. University and College Counselling, September 2020
Providing help at the point of need: insights from single-session therapy
Open article: With demand for support outstripping supply, can services incorporate single-session therapy into their offering? Windy Dryden discusses potential benefits of a single-session mindset in student counselling services. University and College Counselling, May 2020
Can students pet their stress away?
Open article: Patricia Pendry and Jaymie Vandagriff write about their research into the impact of contact with animals on student mental health. University and College Counselling, March 2020