Mental Health Counselors at Work

Mental Health Counselors at Work

Assessment of Non-Traditionally Trained Mental Health Workers and Implications for Manpower Utilization

1st Edition - January 1, 1969

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  • Authors: Thomas M. Magoon, Stuart E. Golann, Robert W. Freeman
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184197

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Mental Health Counselors at Work features the assessment of mental health workers, who are non-traditionally trained, as well as the implications for work force utilization of this study. This book first introduces the pilot training program, and then describes the settings in which mental health counselors (MHCs) were employed, as well as the characteristics of their work. MHCs expectations regarding future job functions are then presented. This text also looks into the evaluation of work of the featured MHCs, as well as into the reflections of the MHCs on their fieldwork experience. This book concludes by presenting the implications of the assessments made regarding the work of the featured MHCs. This text will be invaluable to those in the field of mental health counseling, including trainers and practitioners.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Chapter I. Introduction

    The Pilot Training Program

    Chapter II. Descriptive Material Concerning the Mental

    Health Counselors (MHCs) During Three Years of Employment


    Characteristics of the MHCs' Work

    Vocational Aspirations


    Chapter III. Evaluations of Mental Health Counselors

    During Their Initial Three Years of Employment


    Supervisor Evaluations of the MHCs' On-the-Job Performance

    Co-workers' Evaluations of the MHCs' On-the-Job Performance

    Co-workers' Final Questionnaire

    Judgments of Tape Recorded Interviews

    Comparison with Traditionally Trained Groups on Measures of Information, Attitude, and Clinical Judgment

    Evaluations of Job Function and Service Capabilities

    Employability of MHCs as Evaluated by Agency Directors and Directors of Professional Training


    Chapter IV. Reflections of the Mental Health Counselors

    Sources of Satisfaction

    Sources of Stress

    The Future

    Reactions of Family and Friends



    Chapter V. Implications

    An Overview

    Training Programs


    The Role of the Non-Traditionally Trained Mental Health Worker





    A. A Comparison of Therapist Characteristics Sort Items of First Year Supervisors with a National Sample of Out-patient Clinic Directors

    B. The Inventory of Job Functions (IJF): Development and Item Characteristics

    C. Inventory of Job Functions (IJF): Items and Administration

    D. Items From IJF Which All MHCs Responded to Similarly All Three Years

    E. MHCs' Time Distribution among Job Functions

    F. Monthly Report and Client Termination Form

    G. Brief Descriptive Listing of Range of Problems Among MHCs' Clients

    H. Characteristics of the Supervisors Who Provided Ratings of the MHCs' Performance During the Three-year Follow-up Study

    I. Supervisors' Rating Scale

    J. The Supervisors' Final Report

    K. Co-Worker Interview Forms (Initial and Post-Termination)

    L, The Co-Worker Final Questionnaire

    M. The Therapist Characteristics Sort

    N. Therapist Orientation Questionnaire

    Chapter. Filmed Interview Rating Form

    P. Employability Survey: Samples Used

    Q. Employability Survey: Instruction Form and Response Form

    R. MHC Final Questionnaire


Product details

  • No. of pages: 220
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1969
  • Published: January 1, 1969
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483184197

About the Authors

Thomas M. Magoon

Stuart E. Golann

Robert W. Freeman

About the Editors

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard A. Krasner

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