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ERIC Number: ED010894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL LIVING UNIT IN A UNIVERSITY SETTING, A NEW APPROACH TO THE REHABILITATION OF THE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENT.
SINNETT, E. ROBERT; AND OTHERS
BECAUSE TYPICAL UNIVERSITY RESOURCES SEEMED INADEQUATE FOR WORKING WITH SEVERELY EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENTS, KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY ESTABLISHED A HALFWAY HOUSE OR THERAPEUTIC COMMUNITY AS A PREVENTIVE MEASURE IN FEBRUARY 1966. A RESIDENCE HALL WAS UTILIZED AND REGULAR RESIDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED AS PROJECT PARTICIPANTS WERE INSTRUCTED ON COPING WITH PROBLEMS. EQUAL NUMBERS OF EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED STUDENTS AND RESIDENCE HALL VOLUNTEERS COMPRISED THE 10 MEN AND 10 WOMEN PARTICIPATING. REGULAR GROUP MEETINGS, SPONTANEOUS GROUP MEETINGS TO HANDLE CURRENT INTENSE PROBLEMS, ENCOURAGEMENT OF OPEN AND HONEST RELATIONSHIPS, USE OF CONFRONTATION IN DEALING WITH DEVIATE BEHAVIOR, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR COUNSELING HELPED THE PARTICIPANTS TO GAIN SELF-INSIGHT. ALL PARTICIPANTS RANKED INFORMAL CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER AS THE MOST IMPORTANT SOURCE OF HELP. TIME HAS BEEN TOO SHORT FOR EVALUATION, BUT NONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS DROPPED OUT AND LESS USE WAS MADE OF OTHER THERAPY. FOLLOWUP STUDIES ARE UNDERWAY. AN UNANTICIPATED VALUE HAS BEEN SOLIDIFYING OF THE DIVERSE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES OF THE UNIVERSITY AND SELF-EVALUATION WITHIN THE VARIOUS STUDENT PERSONNEL SERVICES. (TU)
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Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Student Counseling Center.
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