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Title:
Beating the college blues
Author:
Grayson, Paul A.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Facts on File, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
vi, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780816039852

9780816039869
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Written by two counseling directors at major colleges, Beating the College Blues deals with many potential collegiate pitfalls in an insightful, timely, and compassionate way.

In a conversational question-and-answer format, the book discusses everything from getting started and fitting in to facing the challenges of life after college. Among the topics covered are: changing family relationships; sex, date rape, and sexual harassment; coping with anxiety, depression, and stress; pressures to use alcohol and other drugs; and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

Topics new to or updated for this edition include Internet addiction; gambling, money, and credit cards; special concerns of gay and lesbian students; the increasingly prevalent behavior of self-cutting and mutilation; the issue of studying abroad; and obesity.


Author Notes

Dr. Paul A. Grayson is the director of counseling services at New York University. Previously he counseled students at SUNY Purchase, Wesleyan University and the College of William and Mary.
Dr. Philip Meilman is the director of counseling and psychological services at Cornell University. Previously he was director of the counseling center at the College of William and Mary and assistant director of counseling and human development at Dartmouth College. He holds academic appointments as courtesy professor of human development at Cornell and as associate professor of psychology at Cornell University Medical College. He has authored or coauthored more than 70 professional publications and acts as consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health and periodically as a reviewer for the Journal of Studies on Alcohol.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Over 10,000 copies of the previous edition sold! Not all of the challenges of college life are academic. There is the adjustment to an unfamiliar roomate; the stress of balancing studies and social life; the pressure of increased personal freedom and responsibility; and even concern about safe sex and AIDS. Written by two counseling directors at major colleges, the new edition of Beating the College Blues deals with these and many other potential collegiate pitfalls in an insightful, timely, and compassionate way. In a conversational question-and-answer format, the book deals with everything from getting started and fitting in to facing the challenges of life after college. Among the topics covered are: changing family relationships; sex, date rape, and sexual harassment; coping with anxiety, depression, and stress; pressures to use alcohol and other drugs; and eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia. Topics new to or updated for this edition include: •Internet Addiction •Gambling, money, and credit cards •Problems encountered by gay and lesbian students •The increasingly prevalent behavior of self-cutting and mutilation •The issue of studying abroad •Obesity •and much more. Excerpted from Beating the College Blues by Paul A. Grayson, Philip W. Meilman All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

Note to Readersp. iv
Acknowledgmentsp. iv
Introductionp. v
1. Getting Started and Fitting Inp. 1
2. Your Studiesp. 22
3. Feeling Down and Getting Back Upp. 46
4. Dealing with Anxiety, Indecision, Anger and Stressp. 68
5. Coping with Your Familyp. 86
6. How to Survive Falling in Lovep. 106
7. Sexp. 126
8. Sexual Harassment and Rapep. 156
9. Alcohol and Other Temptationsp. 164
10. Eating Issuesp. 180
11. Is Counseling for You?p. 193
12. Is There Life after College?p. 203
Appendix 1 Sources of Help on Campusp. 213
Appendix 2 National Sources of Helpp. 216
Referencesp. 221
Indexp. 228