Assessment And Problem Formulation Of Fice Of Student Life At The Ohio State University

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Assessment and Problem Formulation
Our practice context is the counseling and consultation service of the Office of Student Life at the Ohio State University. We provide a variety of counseling to students such as individual, group, psychiatry, nutritional counseling, couple’s counseling, etc. We provide workshops, crisis debriefing, and community referral. The counseling and consultation service wants to help students with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, transitions in life, identity exploration, substance use, eating concerns, etc. Students can make an appointment. We also have an emergency suicide prevention hotline if a student needs immediate assistance. Our staff of counselors has noticed an increase
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The counseling office wants to address this problem for all students at the university by providing financial education, thereby improving financial behaviors and reducing stress associated with finances. Our question using the COPES framework is as follows: For undergraduate college students who have to pay for their college education, what is the best intervention/program to help them manage and/or reduce their amount of student debt?
Intervention Design
In an effort to find the best evidence-based practice (EBP), a search of the literature through EBSCO host was conducted using terms such as “student loan debt,” “student debt,” “college student financial knowledge,” “college student credit cards,” and “college student theory of planned behavior” among others. This literature search led to findings regarding students and financial stress, which allowed us to also address the psychological impact that financial issues can cause.
In addition, a search for a meta-analysis of college student’s financial knowledge was conducted. A search of Cochrane and Campbell yielded almost nothing when using student specific search terms for debt and financial education. To address the lack of findings, the scope was widened to simply financial education and knowledge, which resulted in finding a meta-analysis that included students among other portions of the population when considering financial knowledge
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