The Unabridged Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection


Background

Student counseling centers often educate through informational pamphlets on various topics. The commercially-available options are limited, however, particularly in the specialized topics relevant to students. A counseling center can produce its own pamphlets, but that is a costly undertaking.

An innovative alternative is the sharing of virtual pamphlets on the World-Wide Web.

Making these "virtual pamphlets" available is cost-effective: there are no printing charges, and the material can be updated by revising a single file. The key advantage to virtual pamphlets, however, is that if another counseling center wishes to provide the same information, it can just link to it and have it a mouse click away. With such links, counseling centers can provide relevant information to students, faculty, staff, and even students' families back home. The time and effort that goes into developing the material goes further, as the virtual pamphlets reach an audience far beyond the originating counseling center.

This virtual pamphlet collection is an example of this novel approach.

--Virtual Pamphlets in University Student Counseling, at the Society for Computers in Psychology Annual Meeting, Chicago, 10/96.

See also:

Hsiung RC, The Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection: An Innovative Resource, at the Big 10 Counseling Centers Conference, Madison, 2/97, and in Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers June 1997, 29 (2): 154-157.

Unabridged and University of Chicago Versions

This unabridged version continues the philosophy of inclusiveness of the original Student Counseling Virtual Pamphlet Collection. For a carefully selected subset of virtual pamphlets, please see the University of Chicago version.

Recognition

Selected by Lindsey Webster as one of the 40 Best Online Libraries for Counselors, 6/8/11.


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[dr. bob] Dr. Bob is Robert Hsiung, MD, dr-bob@uchicago.edu

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