Counseling Concepts and Applications for Student Affairs Professionals (CNS 577)

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Abstract

A crucial element of the college experience is an exposure to new and different ways of thinking, which can lead students to question and redefine their identity. This video pamphlet provides new college students with a guide to exploring their values and identities during their time in higher education. This project focuses on religious identity, sexual orientation, and racial identity. There is a discussion of how Baxter Magolda's theory of Self-Authorship (Baxter Magolda & King, 2004), Chickering's Vectors of Identity Development (Chickering & Reisser, 1993), and Cass's Identity Model (Cass, 1979) apply to students' exploration of the aforementioned identities. Current college students provide interviews to shed light on their journey of identity development. Finally, students are given suggestions on how to stay true to their values while also keeping an open mind to the new experiences that college provides.

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Student Counseling and Personnel Services

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