ERIC Number: EJ1041444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Professional Norms versus Managerialism in Campus Mental Health Centers: The Experiences of Eight Clinicians
Jodoin, Elizabeth C.; Ayers, David F.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v50 n4 p432-448 Nov 2013
The purpose of this qualitative study was to understand better how, if at all, eight campus-based mental health clinicians experienced and negotiated managerialist practices, and with what outcomes. It was found that managerialism was experienced as challenges to professional ethics, clinical judgment, and challenges related to professional role and organizational structure. Participants reported coping with managerialist practices by withdrawal from the institution, accommodation, or creative resistance and education. Implications for practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Norms, Phenomenology, Qualitative Research, Ethics, Professional Identity, Role Perception, Administrative Organization, Coping, Organizational Theories, Governance, Counselor Role, Counselor Attitudes, Interviews, Critical Incidents Method, Professional Autonomy, Grievance Procedures, Context Effect, Ambiguity (Context), Counseling Services, Barriers, Withdrawal (Psychology), Resistance (Psychology), Organizational Climate, Organizational Culture, Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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