ERIC Number: ED103781
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Agency Directionality and Staff Individuality.
Hurst, James C.; And Others
Psychologists who choose work as members of counseling agencies are likely to experience some dissonance between what their individual interests and skills would have them do professionally and what they are asked to do as a staff member of the agency. Conversely, as a component of a larger institution or community, an agency's very existence may depend upon the congruence between its service program and the goals of the parent institution. A service program based exclusively on the interests and skills of individual staff members is not likely to produce a proactive center striving to attain its predetermined goals. There is also the danger, however, that exclusive attention to agency directionality will either stifle individual creativity and innovation or result in objectives which may not be congruent with institutional goals. Ideally a balance between the two will exist, but that is not likely to occur by change. This paper describes a systematic procedure designed to protect staff individuality and provide for agency intentional directionality in accordance with institutional goals. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins. Univ. Counseling Center.
Note: Student Development Series, Vol5 No1