About the March issue
Marking 12 months since the first lockdown, we power through the COVID-19 restrictions at the speed of a sleepy sloth. Pandemic fatigue is affecting us all to differing degrees. We’ve all had to make huge changes and sacrifices along the way.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, there is a pandemic theme to this issue. But rather than perpetuating much of the doom and gloom thrust upon us by mainstream media, this issue shares some innovating and creative experiences.
We include a fascinating research study which reflects on teenagers’ experiences of life in lockdown; the fast changes adopted by a staff counselling service moving to virtual counselling and a perspective on the potential losses attributed to the increased digitalisation of therapy since lockdown. Taking a breather from the pandemic, we also feature an article that delves into the relationship between college students and pornography usage, and the potential impact on sexual and emotional development.
I hope you enjoy this issue.
Rick Hughes, Editor
University and College Counselling
Where are we going, and why? A reflection on the digitalisation of counselling in HE
Open article: Services moved online in response to lockdowns. Sarah Hinds explores the losses for clients and counsellors. University and College Counselling, March 2021
Teenagers' experiences of life in lockdown: implications for college and university support
Dr Ola Demkowicz and her team reflect on their TELL research (Teenagers’ Experiences of Life in Lockdown). University and College Counselling, March 2021
Notes from the Chair: Starting to emerge
"...we will have experienced a year of disruption, adaptation, negotiation and loss". Regular column from Mark Fudge. University and College Counselling, March 2021
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Single-session formulation: An alternative to the waiting list
Open article: As services buckle under exponential rises in demand for therapy, Peter Jenkins outlines a model of short-term intervention designed to alleviate pressures on our systems of work. University and College Counselling, November 2020
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