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ERIC Number: ED222296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Assessment of Interinstitutional Interdisciplinary Barrio Primary Care-Mental Health Training Program Over Three Years.
Curiel, Herman; And Others
Trainees in the Consortium Training Program included residents in psychiatry, pediatrics, and internal medicine; medical students; interns in psychology; and graduate students in social work and nursing. Training involved supervised direct patient contacts in an interdisciplinary setting and weekly half-day seminars (consisting of 90-minute team-taught didactic session, one-hour interdisciplinary case conference, and formal presentation at psychiatry grand rounds). A 54-item, 6-part questionnaire consisting of 42 rating and 12 essay questions measured the reactions of 38 trainees (18 from social work and nursing, 20 from psychology and psychiatry) to their didactic and practicum experiences. Trainees rated each of the 39 seminars on a scale of 1 to 4 in terms of usefulness. Seminar topics were grouped into three areas: clinical skills; mental health information; and social, cultural, and organizational issues. Rating scales were also used to measure reactions to participation in case conferences and field practicum experiences involving direct patient contact. Essay questions solicited suggestions for program modifications. Findings indicated that the seminars were considered useful by all trainees, although the social work and nursing students were somewhat more positive about the seminars, and that psychology interns and psychiatry residents ranked practicum experiences higher in terms of interchangability of professional skills. (NQA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A