Changes in nonprofessional mental health workers' response preference and attitudes as a function of training and supervised field experience

Darwin Dorr, Emory L. Cowen, Irwin N. Sandler

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Abstract

Nonprofessional mental health workers in a program for early detection and prevention of school maladaptation in children were compared to demographically similar controls on changes in attitudes and clinical response style after 12 didactic training sessions and 3 1 2 months of supervised field experience. There were no attitude change differences between aides and controls. Aides, however, came to favor "understanding" responses significantly more, and "rejecting" responses less, than controls. Interpretively, some combination of training, experience, and supervision increased aide knowledgeability without diminishing warmth and spontaneity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)118-122
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of School Psychology
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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