CWU_Mental_Health_Services_

Group Therapy

Referral Sources

The Counseling Clinic continues to utilize a variety of groups to meet the demand for services. Group therapy is shown in the research literature to be as ef- fective—if not more—than indi- vidual therapy. Our Pathways Workshops continue to be the first intervention after screen- ing for students. Approximate- ly 70% of students were re- ferred to Pathways during Fall 2017. Beyond Pathways, the Counseling Clinic offered group

therapy for anxiety, depression, emotion regulation skills, grief support, and interpersonal con- cerns. A total of 140 group ap- pointments serving 46 clients were offered. Fall Quarter is often a difficult one for group therapy as it takes time to build up enough students for a group. Statistics that there was a 16% increase in scheduled group appointments, but follow through by students was not as strong as the previous fall.

74% Self-Referred

18.3% Friends

12% Parents

10.8% Faculty/Staff 5.7% Medical Clinic 2.7% Residence Life Staff 1.8% Community Men- tal Health Center

1.5% Student Affairs

7.8% Other

Serving a Diverse Student Population

Academic Standing/Age

Students who are new to the clinic or have not been seen in at least 6 months complete intake forms, providing demographic infor- mation on those served by the clinic. The statistics are not com- pletely accurate, as data is not obtained on continuing clients. Of 432 clients seen Fall 2017, 336 completed demographics. 32.7% of students seen by the clinic report an ethnic identification as other than white, non-Hispanic. The most recent data from the university suggests that 32.7% of the general university population also identifies as other than white, non-Hispanic. Of the people of color served by the Counseling Clinic, the largest groups are LatinX (10.4%), bi– or multi-racial (9.2%), Asian/Pacific Islander (5.1%), and African-American (3.3%). Middle Eastern (1.8%), Native American (1.5%), and International Students (1.5%) make up the remaining clients who reported an ethnic identification. Woman comprise 64% of clients seen, men 30%, and Transgender/ Gender Nonconforming students 4.5% of the students seen this quarter. 71.5% of clients report identifying as heterosexual, 13.8% as bisexual, 4.8% as pansexual, 3.6% as gay/lesbian, 1.5% as asexu- al, and 2.4% as “other”. 20.7% of students seeking services report- ed having a disability of some sort. 2.1% of clients report that they are military veterans or have served in the military. 36.6% of cli- ents characterize religious/spiritual matters as moderately to very important in their lives. The Counseling Clinic Staff engage in ongoing training to ensure the ability to competently serve the diverse students we see.

33.2% First Year

19.8% Sophomore

19.8% Junior

21.3% Senior

3.3% Post-Bac

.3% Graduate Student

10.8% Transfer 1

1.2% <18

25.1% 18 years old

20.7% 19 years old

14.4% 20 years old

9% 21 years old

27.6% >21

1 The clinic started gathering transfer student data mid- quarter; it is not a full data set.

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