ABSTRACT: Offering counselling to students is increasingly considered as a key academic service. However, the reduction of resources allocated to Italian universities emphasises the need to assess the quality of interventions. This paper presents data reporting the effectiveness of a university counselling service. A sample of 45 undergraduate students completed a cognitive-relational intervention at a counselling service in a University in the North of Italy. The project focused on the development of reappraisal skills and problem-solving strategies to manage difficult situations. The results showed a significant pre and post-intervention reduction in self-reported psychopathological symptoms (measured with Symptoms Check List 90-Revised) as well as in general levels of distress (measured with Clinical Outcome in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure). A significant increase in reappraisal levels, measured with the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, was observed, which is a focal element of the counselling intervention. There were no detectable changes in the level of suppression.

Cognitive counselling intervention: treatment effectiveness in an Italian university centre / Strepparava, M. G.; Bani, M.; Zorzi, F.; Corrias, D.; Dolce, R.; Rezzonico, G.. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING. - ISSN 0306-9885. - 44:4(2016), pp. 423-433. [10.1080/03069885.2015.1110561]

Cognitive counselling intervention: treatment effectiveness in an Italian university centre

Zorzi F.;
2016

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ABSTRACT: Offering counselling to students is increasingly considered as a key academic service. However, the reduction of resources allocated to Italian universities emphasises the need to assess the quality of interventions. This paper presents data reporting the effectiveness of a university counselling service. A sample of 45 undergraduate students completed a cognitive-relational intervention at a counselling service in a University in the North of Italy. The project focused on the development of reappraisal skills and problem-solving strategies to manage difficult situations. The results showed a significant pre and post-intervention reduction in self-reported psychopathological symptoms (measured with Symptoms Check List 90-Revised) as well as in general levels of distress (measured with Clinical Outcome in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure). A significant increase in reappraisal levels, measured with the Emotion Regulation Questionnaire, was observed, which is a focal element of the counselling intervention. There were no detectable changes in the level of suppression.
Cognitive counselling intervention: treatment effectiveness in an Italian university centre / Strepparava, M. G.; Bani, M.; Zorzi, F.; Corrias, D.; Dolce, R.; Rezzonico, G.. - In: BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING. - ISSN 0306-9885. - 44:4(2016), pp. 423-433. [10.1080/03069885.2015.1110561]
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