ERIC Number: ED330950
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Public Wellness--Preventive Mental Health.
Paterson, John G.
As today's society places more and more emphasis on preventive mental health, the use of counselors and psychologists as consultants on the radio is a viable alternative form of public education. The radio can be used to educate and inform the public about psychological issues. In 1982, a local radio station in Edmonton, Alberta aired the first program of "That's Living," a talk show that was hosted by psychiatrists and psychologists. This radio program provided a context where counselors, psychologists, and psychiatrists communicate directly with the public. This program was built on the philosophy that people are important and can be educated and informed. The program operates in the following manner. The host presents a topic and initial comments; then the telephone lines are opened for calls, and the host answers questions related and unrelated to the topic of the show. Ethical guidelines have been developed for psychologists working in the mediums of radio and television by the Association of Media Psychologists. Information on additional counseling talk shows is included. (BHK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alberta (Edmonton); Canada
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Association for Counseling and Development (Reno, NV, April 22-24, 1991).