ERIC Number: ED086581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Study and Demonstration of the Training and Utilization of Psychological Assistants in Different Clinical Settings. Final Report.
McCaulley, Mary H.
The training program described in this final report is one of a number of attempts to solve the manpower shortage in psychology. The task proposes to demonstrate that the presence of psychological assistants, in this case seven female college graduates, increases the effectiveness and productivity of the clinical psychologists to whom they are assigned in varying positions in clinical service and research. Background information on manpower status in psychology and allied professions introduces the report. Requirement and selection of participants are described. The assistants are trained by a combination of methods, described and evaluated in Part IV, the most important appearing to be the apprenticeship on the setting. Contributions of the assistant in each setting are presented with a composite description of an assistant's duties. Placement of the assistants at the end of the project is dealt with in relation to initial expectations and changing attitudes as the program progresses. Alternate models deriving from the experiences of the project suggest improvement for the future. It is felt that the assistants become an integral part of the clinical operation and that the project had meaning for other mental health professions. (KSM)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Clinical Experience, Clinical Psychology, College Graduates, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Health Occupations, Health Personnel, Job Placement, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Labor Utilization, On the Job Training, Paraprofessional Personnel, Psychology, Summative Evaluation, Technical Occupations
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville. Dept. of Clinical Psychology.