Counseling college women: The interplay of psychological development, social factors, alcohol, and sexual risk-taking

Alyson M. Pompeo, Leslie Kooyman, Gloria Pierce

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This article examines how traditional college-age women adjust to the campus environment, including alcohol usage and sexual risk-taking, from a developmental/feminist perspective. Interpersonal adjustment, alcohol usage, and sexual risk-taking are explored, with consideration for physical and psychosocial consequences. Recommendations for counseling, including an illustrative case example, are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-29
Number of pages15
JournalAdultspan Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014



  • alcohol
  • college counseling
  • college women
  • relationships
  • sexual risk-taking

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