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ERIC Number: ED015585
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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A RESEARCH DEMONSTRATION TO ASSESS THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A SPECIAL LIVING UNIT WITHIN A UNIVERSITY DORMITORY SETTING FOR THE REHABILITATION OF STUDENTS DISABLED BY EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE.
SINNETT, E. ROBERT
USE OF A RESIDENCE HALL AS A THERAPEUTIC MILIEU FOR DISTURBED COLLEGE STUDENTS IS DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT OF A RESEARCH AND DEMONSTRATION STUDY. THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP CONSISTED OF TEN DISTURBED STUDENTS, AND A CONTROL GROUP WAS COMPOSED OF 10 VOLUNTEER STUDENTS. ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN THE REGULAR RESIDENCE HALL PROGRAMS (ORGANIZATIONAL SPORTS, ACTIVITIES) AND SMALL GROUP MEETINGS AMONG THEMSELVES TO DEAL WITH PROBLEMS OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOR. THE EXPERIMENTAL SUBJECTS HAD REGULAR COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS, BUT THE VOLUNTEERS OBTAINED COUNSELING SERVICES ONLY AT THEIR OWN REQUEST. ADDITIONAL STAFF FOR THE RESIDENCE HALL WERE A PART-TIME UNIT LIVING DIRECTOR, A PARTICIPANT OBSERVER, AND TWO ON-CALL PSYCHOLOGISTS. SOCIOMETRIC DATA THAT WAS GATHERED SHOWED NUMEROUS MUTUAL FRIENDSHIPS AMONG CLIENTS AND VOLUNTEERS. OF FIVE SOURCES OF HELP (INFORMAL CONTACTS WITH PROJECT MEMBERS, AD HOC GROUP MEETINGS, REGULAR GROUP MEETINGS, REGULAR COUNSELING APPOINTMENTS, AND CONSULTATION WITH THE PROJECT STAFF), BOTH GROUPS RANKED INFORMAL CONTACT WITH PROJECT MEMBERS AS MOST BENEFICIAL TO THEM. GRADES OF VOLUNTEERS AND CLIENTS WERE APPROXIMATELY THE SAME. LESS USE WAS MADE OF BRIEF HOSPITALIZATION AND CHEMOTHERAPY FOR THE STUDENTS WHILE IN THE UNIT. THE PHYSICAL SETTING AND STAFF ARE DESCRIBED. A REFERENCE LIST OF 10 ITEMS IS INCLUDED. (RS)
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Identifiers: KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY