Mental Health Counselors at Work - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080064222, 9781483184197

Mental Health Counselors at Work

1st Edition

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

Authors: Thomas M. Magoon Stuart E. Golann Robert W. Freeman
Editors: Arnold P. Goldstein Leonard A. Krasner
eBook ISBN: 9781483184197
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1969
Page Count: 220
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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 Settings Characteristics of the MHCs' Work Vocational Aspirations Summary Chapter III. Evaluations of Mental Health Counselors During Their Initial Three Years of Employment Introduction 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 Summary Chapter IV. Reflections of the Mental Health Counselors Sources of Satisfaction Sources of Stress The Future Reactions of Family and Friends Self-Evaluations Summary Chapter V. Implications An Overview Training Programs Manpower The Role of the Non-Traditionally Trained Mental Health Worker Questions Conclusion References Appendices 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' Perf


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About the Author

Thomas M. Magoon

Stuart E. Golann

Robert W. Freeman

About the Editor

Arnold P. Goldstein

Leonard A. Krasner

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