ETER has established itself as a reference register for higher education institutions in Europe. To analysis the availability of student counseling centers and the services provided, Franzoi et al. (2022) used a sample of institutions from the European Tertiary Education Register (ETER). Then, each institution’s website was analyzed for information about the availability of student counseling centers and the services provided.
Overall, it was found that most institutions do not provide mental health counseling services for their students. Institutions of medium dimensions showed a higher probability of reporting students’ psychological centers than small institutions. Moreover, private institutions and public institutions were more likely to report having such centers, while private government-dependent institutions were less likely. Universities of applied sciences and universities were more likely to report having them, while other institutions were less likely. Regarding provision according to geographic area, compared to Northern Europe, every other European region was less likely to report featuring such centers. Most institutions reported offering counseling, career counseling, or not otherwise specified psychological services, but only a small number reported providing services such as psychotherapy, psychiatric services, or counseling for learning-specific disabilities.
Franzoi, I. G., Sauta, M. D., Carnevale, G., & Granieri, A. (2022). Student Counseling Centers in Europe: A Retrospective Analysis. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 894423-894423.