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ERIC Number: ED053412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 13
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A Comparison between Diagnostic Patterns of Student Problems Seen at the Mental Health Clinic and the Testing and Counseling Service of the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Best, Harold F.
Using Callis's (1965) Missouri Diagnostic Classification Plan, the author investigated whether or not counseling centers serving similar populations generate different patterns of diagnoses. One Hundred and forty case folders of students seen at a university mental health clinic were reviewed and classified and then compared with the diagnostic patterns of student problems seen at the University Testing and Counseling Service as reported by Callis. The 2-dimensions of the scheme are described: (1) problem-goal, which includes the vocational, emotional and educational categories; and (2) cause, which includes lack of information about or understanding of self and/or environment, as well as conflict within self or with others. Major differences are reported between the 2 agencies' patterns of diagnostic classifications. In general, the Mental Health Clinic works almost exclusively with emotional problems, while the other deals primarily with vocational and educational problems. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Missouri Univ., Columbia.