April 22, 2007

Ira Socol on Virginia Tech

Posted in Culture, Higher Education at 6:07 am by ndsmith

This is a nice commentary on some of the reaction to the recent tragedy at VT by Ira Socol who is better known for his work on higher education for people with disabilities. His commentary points out some of the problems already beleaguering University mental health care systems and suggests that “cracking down” on students exhibiting mental health problems will exacerbate them.

link. Also see this article from the perspective of a forensic psychologist.

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1 Comment »

  1. Ira Socol said,

    Thanks for the link. We often make all the wrong “reactive” and “obvious” choices in the wake of incidents such as this. And in this case, that could prove disastrous.


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