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ERIC Number: EJ918071
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Adolescent Co-Occurring Disorders Treatment: Clinicians' Attitudes, Values, and Knowledge
Denby, Ramona W.; Brinson, Jesse A.; Ayala, Jessica
Child & Youth Services, v32 n1 p56-74 2011
This study examined community-based clinicians' (N = 294) attitudes, background/experiences, values, and knowledge relating to issues of co-occurring disorders, which occur at a high rate among adolescents involved in the juvenile justice system. Study results reveal that clinicians self-rate their clinical values and attitudes at or above the expected level of competency, but they concede that their skill and knowledge levels are not adequate. Comparison measures reveal that employment setting conditions, geographic region, hours worked per week, and strongly held convictions about the importance of integrated mental health and substance use disorders service delivery distinguish clinicians' co-occurring disorders knowledge levels. Implications are offered. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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