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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


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



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1st January 1969
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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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