The Flexible Care Model (previously known as the Urgent Care Model) is a mental health treatment delivery system focused primarily on college campuses. There is a broad trend internationally for college students seeking help for mental health concerns in record numbers. This has taxed nearly all university counseling centers, and has created the need for a re-imagining of mental health care on campus.
The model has its roots in common factors research, multicultural psychology, and urgent care medical centers, and is designed to provide faster access and more options for individual care than traditional systems. Defining features include same day access, variable sessions lengths (including concise sessions), an immediate treatment approach (goal-focused counseling), and customizable follow-up plans.
My peer-reviewed publication on the model can be accessed here:
- Will D. Meek (2021) The Flexible Care Model: Transformative Practices for University Counseling Centers, Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, DOI: 10.1080/87568225.2021.1888365
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