Educational advancement signifies important transitions in students’ lives. Students can be confused by emotions of both joy and sadness related to their educational experience. When transitioning to college, for example, the joy of being accepted into the institution of their choice and the freedom of living on campus comes with a sense of loss for friends who are now attending other schools, daily interaction with parents and siblings, and the familiarity of home.
Developmental counseling helps students manage this and other significant transitions by assisting the student in understanding and coping with the related conflicting emotions and in making healthy choices. Our training programs help institutions provide developmental counseling that can increase student satisfaction and retention and discourage negative behavior.