Who's qualified to do counseling work?

MPR’s Tim Post has a piece today on the reduction of counselors at Minnesota’s community colleges and universities — even as the number of cases is increasing.

Anoka Technical College counselor Kevin Lindstrom brings up an interesting point when he tells Post what’s wrong with spreading mental-health counseling duties throughout the staff of a college:

“To imply that someone else, no matter how much training they might have had in-house to recognize it, can also equally deal with it I don’t think is fair.”

Read the full story and listen to the audio here.