Accession Number:

ADA058625

Title:

Interviewing Skills and Field Placement Training of U.S. Army Mental Health Paraprofessionals - a Follow-Up Study.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 77-Mar 78,

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-12

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This follow-up study reviews the procedures and findings of the initial study which concluded that the use of simulations when compared to field placement practicum is a much more effective device for training Mental Health Paraprofessionals in interviewing. However since the study was conducted in an artificial environment, it was emphasized that the true measure of a students interviewing proficiency must come from actual interviews with real clients in an on-the-job situation. The follow-up study hypothesized that those graduates who participated in field placement as students would be rated higher by their supervisors than those graduates who participated in intensive interviewing practicum as student members of the role playing group. Interviewing evaluation forms with instructions were mailed to 38 supervisors of the course graduates after they had been in their jobs for at least two months. After data was received from supervisors, scores were recorded according to the graduates membership either role playing or field placement group in the Pilot Study. A t-test was then used to determine which group was rated higher by job supervisors concerning the on-the-job interviewing performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE