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From Enrollment to Graduation: Identifying Adjustment and Support Areas to Help College Students Thrive

‐ Aug 18, 2022 4:00pm

The college years are an exciting time for personal and academic growth, setting students up for success in life. Learn about assessments designed to identify strengths as well as growth areas that impact college students. Topics include academic strengths and weaknesses, learning difficulties, adjustment concerns (including mental health), and family and interpersonal problems. The use of a specialized career tool to help students determine their best career paths, aligned to their unique interests, personality, and strengths, will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how mental and behavioral health, including experiences before and during the higher education/college/university years, impact an individual’s ability to learn, engage, focus, and process important educational materials. Participants will learn how personal factors impact self-esteem, self-worth, and belief in one’s ability to succeed.
  • Describe how to assess career and occupational interests using the RIASEC theory, developed by John Holland, in which people and work environments can be classified according to six basic types: Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, and Conventional.
  • Compare the Self-Directed Search (SDS) Career Assessment Tool, the College Adjustment Scales (CAS), and the Kane Learning Difficulties Assessment (KLDA) in order to apply the appropriate combination to better address academic, social, career, and psychological difficulties that college and university students may experience.

Qualification Level Required: A

Instructional level: Introductory

Target audience: Educational diagnosticians, school psychologists, mental health professionals, psychologists, counselors, neuropsychologists, teachers