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ERIC Number: ED102456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Psychological Assessment on the Basis of Collage and Group Process.
Lucas, Donald H.; And Others
The traditional psychological assessment approach leaves much to be desired if one considers man to be more than a body or a machine. It fails to consider his humanity, self-respect, intentions, and goals. The author discusses his own assessment procedure which involves a six-hour structured group with up to 20 patients and eight staff members. Structured into this approach are several processes: (1) having the patient participate in his own evaluation; (2) involving the staff and patients in a process of mutual self-disclosure; (3) providing feedback during and at the end of the assessment process; and (4) merging the diagnostic and therapeutic approaches in a time-limited structured group. The group serves at least three functions: diagnostic, therapeutic, and educational. A breakdown, hour by hour, of the group process is provided, as well as suggestions for improving the process. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)