Best Practices in Addressing Mental Health Issues Affecting Education Abroad Participants

February 01, 2006

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Table of Contents

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  1. Introduction (available to nonmembers)
  2. Mental Health Concerns: What Are They and How Can Professionals Help? Members Only
  3. Before They Go I: Collaborating with Counseling Offices Members Only
  4. Before They Go II: Preparing Staff and Advising Students Members Only
  5. Handling Emergencies Abroad Members Only
  6. Legal Concerns Members Only
  7. Web-based Mental Health Resources for Students and Staff Members Only


NAFSA would like to give special thanks to the following individuals who contributed to this publication:


  • Barbara A. Lindeman, Director of Study Abroad & Assistant Director of the International Center, University of Missouri-Columbia


  • Jeff Prince, PhD, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, University Health Services, University of California-Berkeley (Chapters 1 and 2)
  • Inés DeRomaña, Senior Policy Coordinator, University of California Education Abroad Program (Chapters 3 and 7)
  • Joanna Holvey-Bowles, Vice President for Student Affairs, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (Chapters 4 and 5)
  • Steve Hopkins, Esq., Cultural Insurance Services International (Chapter 6)


  • Mark McLeod, PhD, Director of the Emory University Student Counseling Center
  • Michelle Scheib, Project Specialist, National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange/Mobility International USA

NAFSA also gratefully acknowledges T.W. Lord & Associates, a NAFSA Global Partner, for underwriting this project.

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