Portland State University. Department of Psychology
Walter G. Klopfer
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Psychology
1 online resource (124 p.)
Psychotherapy, Psychiatry, Mental health personnel -- Attitudes
The present research was conducted in order to ascertain whether differences in attitudes exist between the three main professional groups which are presently the major providers of mental health care -- psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and social workers -- with respect to six treatment modalities: Individual Psychotherapy, Individual Counseling, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Psychiatric Medication and Psychiatric Hospitalization. Modalities evaluated include treatments appropriate to a variety of individual, social and biological concepts of mental health/pathology. It was assumed that any such attitudinal differences might reflect biases in the provision of mental health treatment and therefore be an important concern for consumers of mental health care.
Morrill, Gene Stanley, "Attitudes of mental health professional groups toward mental health treatment modalities as measured by the semantic differential technique" (1982). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 3224.