Mental health of undergraduate students has received more attention for the increase of prevalence and intensity of psychological distress. This work aims to verify the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural counselling service in reducing the psychological distress and improve the academic self-efficacy on a sample of 124 students (57% above the clinical cut off) using a pre-post assessment design. Data show a significant reduction of distress and symptoms scores among students that completed the intervention and half of them had a reliable change. Preliminary data also show a significant improvement of the academic self-efficacy. University counselling services represent common first-line services for students and are effective in treating psychological distress in a wide range of clinical and sub-clinical situations.

Bani, M., Zorzi, F., Corrias, D., Strepparava, M. (2020). Reducing psychological distress and improving students well-being and academic self-efficacy: the effectiveness of a cognitive university counselling service for clinical and non-clinical situations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, 1-11 [10.1080/03069885.2020.1840512].

Reducing psychological distress and improving students well-being and academic self-efficacy: the effectiveness of a cognitive university counselling service for clinical and non-clinical situations

Bani, Marco
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Zorzi, Federico;Corrias, Deborah;Strepparava, Maria Grazia
2020

Abstract

Mental health of undergraduate students has received more attention for the increase of prevalence and intensity of psychological distress. This work aims to verify the effectiveness of a cognitive behavioural counselling service in reducing the psychological distress and improve the academic self-efficacy on a sample of 124 students (57% above the clinical cut off) using a pre-post assessment design. Data show a significant reduction of distress and symptoms scores among students that completed the intervention and half of them had a reliable change. Preliminary data also show a significant improvement of the academic self-efficacy. University counselling services represent common first-line services for students and are effective in treating psychological distress in a wide range of clinical and sub-clinical situations.
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University counselling; wellbeing; psychopathology; students; academic selfefficacy; clinical psychology
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Bani, M., Zorzi, F., Corrias, D., Strepparava, M. (2020). Reducing psychological distress and improving students well-being and academic self-efficacy: the effectiveness of a cognitive university counselling service for clinical and non-clinical situations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF GUIDANCE & COUNSELLING, 1-11 [10.1080/03069885.2020.1840512].
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