This study examined differences between college students with and without disabilities who utilized college counseling center services. Although we found no differences between students with (n = 234, 9.2%) and without (n = 2,308, 90.8%) disabilities on number of counseling sessions attended, significant findings included: students with disabilities were more likely to self-terminate and more likely to be referred out than students without disabilities. Results suggest that students with disabilities are a diverse group requiring special consideration in college counseling settings. Recommendations for college counseling practice are discussed.
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Varkula, Lindsay C.; Beauchemin, James D.; Facemire, Sandra D.; and Bucher, Emily C.. (2017). "Differences Between Students with and without Disabilities in College Counseling". Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 30(2), 173-184.