ERIC Number: ED042353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
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The Impact of Workshops on Practitioners: A Current Evaluation.
For the mental health practitioner to keep abreast of his rapidly changing field requires that adequate, up-to-date information be sufficiently available to meet professional needs. This study attempted to identify the ways in which such information is gathered at workshops. The characteristics of participants in a series of 1969 Post Doctoral Institutes is described--their clinical experience, professional affiliations, and previous experience with material in the areas of their workshops. The formats used in workshops are rated according to importance or utility. The impact of the workshops on the participants is surveyed. Some suggestions are offered for improvements in workshops. Seven workshops are described in capsule form to illustrate the general points made previously. Included in the appendices are lists of workshop participants, samples of information gathering material, a list of suggestions for workshop planners, and a suggested planning sequence. (JY)
Descriptors: Information Needs, Information Seeking, Institutes (Training Programs), Mental Health, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Personnel, Psychologists, Workshops
Office of Communication Management and Development, American Psychological Association, 1200 Seventeenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.