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CHART # 4—TOP- 10 REASONS FOR COUNSE L I NG ( 4 - YEAR TREND )

To further explore the nature of treatment provided by counseling centers, it is helpful to understand why students seek help, and whether the reasons for help-seeking have changed over time. To visualize this, we examined four years of national data provided by clinicians after they have assessed each student. In each case, the clinician will identify the primary presenting concern for each student seeking counseling services, even if there are multiple concerns, using the Clinician Index of Client Concerns (CLICC). The chart below illustrates 12 primary presenting concerns that have been among the top-10 during the last four years.

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2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

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NOTE: Data from 2013-2017. N= 150,621 unique students with CLICC data.

As illustrated above, anxiety (#1) and depression (#2) are the most common primary presenting concerns for college students seeking services, as determined by clinicians, clearly eclipsing the prevalence of all other concerns. Moreover, anxiety and depression have shown year-over-year increases in their frequency whereas other concerns are either flat or decreasing.

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