Counseling Services in Turkish Universities

This study describes the counseling services offered by Turkish universities. Out of the 39 universities that were sent the survey by regular post or e-mail, 28 responded. Results indicated that (a) the majority of university counseling services are housed within university health centers; (b) counseling services are provided by professionals from different fields (psychiatry, counseling, psychology, social work); (c) counseling staff provide a variety of services; (d) work overload was the most frequently cited concern of the counseling staff; and (e) students most frequently seek help for communication problems.
International Journal of Mental Health


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O. Güneri, “Counseling Services in Turkish Universities,” International Journal of Mental Health, pp. 26–38, 2006, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: