ERIC Number: EJ832704
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Psychopharmacology Training and Canadian Counsellors: Are We Getting What We Want and Need?
Schaefer, David; Wong-Wylie, Gina
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v42 n4 p249-261 2008
The psychopharmacology training experiences and attitudes of Canadian counsellors were the focus of our national Internet-based survey. This study was part of a larger investigation on Canadian counsellors' attitudes, practices, and training experiences related to clients on antidepressants. Results of the current study indicate Canadian counsellors vary considerably in type and amount of psychopharmacology training received. A majority of participants reported that they did not receive this type of training in graduate school, though a strong majority advocated for such training to be mandatory in graduate school. Limitations of this research and directions for future research are provided.
Descriptors: Pharmacology, Counselor Training, Drug Therapy, Counselor Attitudes, Foreign Countries, National Surveys, Graduate Study, Educational Experience
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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