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ERIC Number: ED016888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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WORKING ABROAD, A DISCUSSION OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ATTITUDES AND ADAPTATION IN NEW SITUATIONS (IN PSYCHIATRY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, BY THE GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, INC. CHICAGO, ALDINE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 1966/159-201).
Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Inc., New York, NY.
THIS REPORT, PART OF A LARGER WORK COMPILED BY THE GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, INVESTIGATES THE SPECIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS OF PERSONS WORKING OVERSEAS AND DISCUSSES RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW TO MEET THESE PROBLEMS. MOTIVES AND EXPECTATIONS, ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES AND "CULTURE SHOCK," THE ROLE OF THE FAMILY, VARYING PATTERNS OF SERVICE (NOTABLY THE UNITED STATES FOREIGN SERVICE, TECHNICAL ASSITANCE, VOLUNTARY AGENCIES, AND BUSINESS), AND INDIVIDUAL PERSONALITY ARE SEEN AS CRUCIAL TO SATISFACTION OR STRESS OVERSEAS. (EXCERPTS FROM LETTERS BY A TECHNICAL CONSULTANT ILLUSTRATE FACTORS IN SUCCESSFUL ADAPTATION.) A GREAT NEED IS INDICATED FOR IMPROVED PERSONNEL SELECTION PROCEDURES, THOROUGH ORIENTATION AND SPECIFIC AREA TRAINING BEFORE DEPARTURE, AND ADEQUATE PREVENTATIVE AND REMEDIAL MENTAL HEALTH MEASURES AND SERVICES OVERSEAS. A UNIFIED FOREIGN SERVICE CENTER FOR TRAINING, CONSULTATION, AND RESEARCH IS ALSO CALLED FOR. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES 25 REFERENCES, AND STATISTICAL DATA ON AMERICAN OVERSEAS PERSONNEL. THIS DOCUMENT IS CHAPTER 5 OF PSYCHIATRY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS, BY THE GROUP FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, INC. IT IS AVAILABLE FROM THE ALDINE PUBLISHING COMPANY, 320 WEST ADAMS STREET, CHICAGO, ILL. 60606. 43 PAGES. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, Inc., New York, NY.
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