ERIC Number: ED163311
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-22
Reference Count: 0
Some Results from Rehabilitation Team Training.
Settles, Robert B.; Crisler, Jack R.
Provision of training for an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team in a center serving mental patients was investigated. An autonomous service delivery rehabilitation team was formed and provided training in cooperative function. Findings indicate that the experimental team became a particularly cohesive functional unit, and that their support of the team concept became the key to subsequent reorganization of the entire facility staff. The trained team demonstrated a predominant concern for commitment to people (rather than concern for decision adequacy) as compared with the control sample. A survey conducted nine months after training showed that clients of the experimental group responded differently from those of a composite control group by reporting greater staff and client support; more staff involvement in their personal problems and feelings and greater effort to gain understanding of clients; and less staff effort to maintain control, formulate rules and schedule activities. The data suggest that team training as conducted has a beneficial result on the team and on clients served by that team, and may have a long-term impact on clients as measured by their performance on community follow-up. (Author/JLL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: For related document see CG 012 996