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|کد مقاله||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||تعداد کلمات|
|30901||2015||6 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||4296 کلمه|
Publisher : Elsevier - Science Direct (الزویر - ساینس دایرکت)
Journal : Mental Health & Prevention, Available online 21 April 2015
After 30 years of development, the mental health service system in Chinese universities forms its own characteristics: (1) Mental health services are positioned as part of ideological and political education. (2) Most of work focuses on mental health education. Personal counseling plays a less important role. (3) Main problems of students are interpersonal relationships, emotional issues, academic stress, career development, neurosis, internet addiction. (4) Chinese counselors are making efforts to construct local conceptual frameworks of psychological counseling, among which the Mountain Stream Therapy is worth to note. A case study of Zhejiang University is also included in this article.
The history of mental health service development in Chinese universities can be traced back to the September of 1985 when Shanghai Jiao Tong University founded its Center of Counseling and Support Services (Pei, 2004), the first university psychological health counseling institute in China. At that time there were no full-time counselors in this institution, while all members worked part-time. They were members of the staff at university or department offices or teachers in the departments of psychology. The work of the center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University included organizing lectures, meetings, window displays, newspapers etc. in order to introduce ideas and knowledge regarding mental health. After Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University, East China Normal University, Tsinghua University, Beijing Normal University and other prestigious universities in China established their own psychological counseling centers, playing similar roles of introducing knowledge regarding mental health and providing corresponding services (Ma, 1994 and Zhu, 2011). One point to make here is, similar to Shanghai Jiao Tong University, all the universities have no professional counselors; counselors all work part-time who are from staff at university or department offices. After 10 years of development at universities, university mental health services began to attract attentions from government. Central Committee of Chinese Communist Party issued a document in 1994, Certain Suggestions on Enhancing and Improving Civil Education at Schools and Universities, saying that universities and schools should offer mental health education and services to students of different ages by various ways, in order to help them enhance mental health, personalities and competence to cope with stress and environmental changes. Approval from this official document encouraged more universities to found their own mental health service center; full-time psychological counselors also appeared after these suggestions. Beijing took a lead during the period of rapid development in the mid-1990s. 85% universities in Beijing founded their psychological counseling service center at that stage, with an emphasis on mental health education and supplemented by psychological counseling. In 2004, Chinese government issued another important document, further suggestions on Enhancing and Improving University Civil Education, in which it stated that universities should make a plan for developing mental health education equipped with suitable curriculum and teaching methods and should set up a center that could offer professional mental health education and psychological counseling with sufficient full-time and part-time members in order to help students grow up healthily. This document boosted the development of mental health services in Chinese universities. In the following years after the document, almost all universities around China set up their own mental health service institutions equipped with full-time professionals. Mental health services have gained increasingly more attentions recently. Mental health education has become a rationale to be evaluated in the university appraisal system (CSCPC, 2010). As we can see from above, mental health service development in Chinese universities has seen three stages: the first stage is from 1985 to 1994, in which universities began to realize the importance of mental health services from the expressed needs of students for psychological counseling and some of universities established corresponding institutions albeit with part-time members. The second stage from 1995 to 2004 is a period that government boosted the development of mental health services with full-time members employed but the work of mental health services could not meet students׳ needs. The third stage is a fast development stage from 2005 until present with strong support from government, while in this stage many issues have arisen regarding how to develop a local system when introducing western theories and methods.