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Thoreson, Richard W.

Overview
Works: 21 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 841 library holdings
Genres: Abstracts  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: RC451.4.P78, 616.8521
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Most widely held works by Richard W Thoreson
Professionals in distress : issues, syndromes, and solutions in psychology by Richard R Kilburg( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents the best efforts made to date in the field of psychology to address the issues of distressed professionals. It summarizes the information that is currently available in a number of areas that are germane to these problems. /// The first section of the volume introduces the problem and reviews the implications of the issues and knowledge presented in the book for the research and education communities in psychology. The second section presents comprehensive reviews of the literature available on the major dysfunctional syndromes that psychologists and other professionals experience. The final section provides specific advice to psychologists and other professionals, their families, and interested others about what can be done to assist people who have these problems. The material reflects the current state of empirical knowledge and actual practice. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Employee assistance programs in higher education : alcohol, mental health, and professional development programming for faculty and staff by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The promotion of employee assistance programs (eap) in higher education is considered in 24 chapters, with an emphasis on enhancing resources and the academic environment for faculty and staff. Seven topical areas are addressed: history of eap; characteristics of higher education; alcoholism and other risks in the academic life-style; eap models and implementation strategies; training, orientation, consultation, and publicity; assessment and motivational interview strategies; and evaluation. Attention is directed to training programs that consider the unique job performance values and organizational structure found in college settings. Ways that academics' life-style and values can inhibit identification and referral of a person suffering from personal problems, especially alcoholism, are described. Four eap program models are examined: the Brown University Chemical Dependency Program model, the Stanford University eap health center program model, the Lincoln consortium model emphasizing alcoholism and serving 40 businesses, and the University of Missouri-Columbia eap model. Also considered are eap assessment services that differ from traditional counseling in their emphasis on: problem diagnosis, motivation of client to accept the referral, assessment for alcohol problems, and the monitoring of the referral network. (Sw)
Counseling problems associated with counselor characteristics( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Counselor problems associated with client characteristics( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National drug and alcoholism treatment unit survey (NDATUS) : data for 1994 and 1980-1994 by Doug Willson( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview of the FY94 national drug and alcoholism treatment unit survey (NDATUS) : data from 1993 and 1980-1993 by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Needs and Concerns of Women in AACD Preliminary Results by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study examined characteristics of female members of the American Association of Counseling and Development (AACD). A random sample of 1000 female members of AACD was surveyed, with a response rate of 12.1 percent of 121 surveys completed and returned. A questionnaire, the Female Counselor Survey, was developed to gather data on demographics, personal history, erotic sexual contact, needs assessment, multiple role concerns, work environment characteristics, social support, work burn-out, female role and gender attributes, and personal and professional life satisfaction. Preliminary results suggest that AACD women are reasonably satisfied with their personal and professional lives. The vast majority of the respondents reported no erotic sexual contact during professional relationships or after the termination of such relationships. They were interested in receiving further training in areas relevant to both their own and their client issues. Older, more established, higher income women were somewhat more satisfied than the converse. Burnout was associated with age, drug/alcohol problems, more work pressure, and less professional satisfaction. Identified needs were similar to those of an earlier male AACD sample. Fewer endorsed needs for additional training was also associated with age, income, and years employed. (ABL)
Counseling Needs of the Disadvantaged Changing Counseling Orientations by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The traditional counseling model which has evolved out of experiences with upper and middle class clients and presupposes a person who is verbal, self-insightful and motivated toward increased self understanding is not effective in helping the behaviorally disordered. Although these individuals who are usually poor, culturally deprived and have grossly disordered life styles are unsuitable candidates for traditional therapy, they demonstrate a high need for assistance in changing their circumstances. The current procedure of determining the eligibility of persons for rehabilitation entails the substantiation of a medically demonstrable disability that constitutes a handicap to employment often prevents the behaviorally disordered from obtaining needed help. It is suggested that the definition of disability be broadened to include those handicapped in translating their potential into fulfilling economic and social roles because of developmental deficits. A number of innovative programs have been initiated by governmental agencies which suggest more effective ways of working with this population. Non-professional personnel have been used to meet manpower shortages in vocational rehabilitation, and the outreach concept, whereby professional personnel are out-stationed in poverty areas, has been implemented. (RM)
Professionals in distress : issues, syndromes, and solutions in psychology( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A National Survey of Female Counselors Psychological and Behavioral Correlates by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A national sample of female counselors (N=377) was surveyed regarding their psychological health and distress, work pressure and support, personal history (including erotic sexual contact with clients), personal traits, burnout and stress, personal work satisfaction, and professional concerns. Results revealed a wide variety of endorsed concerns. Dysfunctional families, power, self-esteem, developmental issues, aging, and burnout/stress were the top five reported. Incidence of erotic sexual contact with clients, students, or supervisees was minimal. Results of comparative erotic sexual contact data on a sample of male counselors showed significantly higher levels of such contact for males. Four canonical variates for two sets of data revealed gender role, age, work support, and years employed to be associated with professional concerns, stress, burnout, and personal and professional satisfaction. The overall results suggest that useful data on psychological, behavioral and professional demographic variables can be obtained by survey methodology and can be of use to the counseling profession. Further, results of the study provide a solid empirical base for the development of a program of continuing education for female counselors. (Author/LLL)
Predictors of psychological distress among infertility clinic patients by Kelly A Morrow( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Conference proceedings by Employee Assistance Programs in Higher Education( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Counselor Problems Associated with Client Characteristics. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation. Monograph Iii by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study was designed to describe rehabilitation counselor perceptions of client characteristics which cause problems in counseling and vocational planning. Counselors were asked to identify barriers to effective rehabilitation which might be attributed to the client's characteristics. Each counselor was interviewed individually and was asked to identify major professional problems and to submit recommendations for their resolution. Data for this part of the present study were obtained from a question on problems stemming from the characteristics of the client himself. Responses were coded independently by three judges. Results suggest that rehabilitation counselors perceive a "lack of motivation for rehabilitation" to be the major problem in counseling and vocational placement. The pattern of responses was interpreted as reflective of the intense frustration encountered by the rehabilitation counselor in working with the "unmotivated" client. This general category was further delineated into six general patterns, the majority of which were psychological in nature. Differences between beginning and career counselors on perception of low-labor-market demand problems were interpreted as indicative of the beginning counselor's lack of job placement experience. (Author/KJ)
The education of rehabilitation counselors and delivery of rehabilitation services in Britain : a perspective by five U.S. rehabilitation counseling students by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Preliminary Review of the 63W10 Course at Aberdeen Proving Ground( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For this report, we observed training of 63W10 mechanics at the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School and analyzed test scores for a sample of 16 classes. We also examined published data on performance deficiencies in U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) units. We found high failure rates for some tasks in the school and in the field. On the basis of our observations and analyses, we made 12 recommendations for improving wheel vehicle repairer training. One of them, improvement of classroom vugraph material, has already been implemented on the basis of a draft version of this report
Counseling Problems Associated with Counselor Characteristics. Wisconsin Studies in Vocational Rehabilitation. Monograph Viii by Richard W Thoreson( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report describes rehabilitation counselor perceptions of counselor characteristics which cause problems in counseling and vocational planning. Data were gathered as a part of a large scale survey of professional problems of rehabilitation counselors. Data specific to this study was obtained from counselor responses to a question concerning counselor responsibility for difficulties in counseling and vocational planning. Responses were independently coded by three judges. Results indicated that the rehabilitation counselors were sensitive to their impact upon the rehabilitation process. Four major problem areas relating specifically to the counselor were identified: (1) lack of knowledge and skills, (2) imposition of perceptions and goals on client, (3) lack of objectivity, and (4) personality conflict between counselor and client. The positive relationship between experience and problem openness was interpreted as suggesting greater comfortableness and less vulnerability to threat on the part of the counselor as a function of experience. (Author/KJ)
Cost-Effective Automation of Army Classroom Training: A Case Study( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This report uses the Equipment Records and Parts Specialist (76C10) Course to present a method for planning cost-effective automation of Army classroom training. Average costs per trained soldier were collected. Because almost all costs in this course vary with the length of time for training, cost- effective automation is described as more efficient use of classroom time. The analysis includes a description of current Army policy as it lowers the cost of future computer applications by equipping classrooms with computers for hands-on simulation of automated job tasks. Classroom cost and productivity curves are defined, hour by hour, during lock-step instruction and then combined to define marginal cost per trained soldier. Classroom costs are calculated from existing budgetary data, but productivity is empirically measured. The analysis estimates cost savings if instructional software can shorten training time and illustrates how classroom productivity curves can be used to target computer applications with greatest impact on training time and cost
The Education of rehabilitation counselors and delivery of rehabilitation services in Britain : a perspective : monographs 3 & 4( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sexual contact during and after professional relationships : practices and attitudes of female counselors by Richard W Thoreson( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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