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Service based internship training to prepare workers to support the recovery of people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders

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Abstract


  • A repeated measures design was used to evaluate a 12 month on-site counsellor internship programme aimed at training staff to support the recovery needs of people with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Fifty-four interns completed measures of recovery knowledge, attitudes, confidence/competence, as well as identifying significant learning events. Statistically significant improvements were found in terms of attitudes and confidence/competence, and only one recovery knowledge factor, 'roles of self-definition and peers in recovery'. Recovery knowledge at the end of the internship was positively associated with increases in interns' confidence/competence but was not associated with changes in the interns' attitudes. The mentoring, training/feedback and observational elements of the internship programme were highly valued by interns. Competency based learning events were most frequently identified as significant. Strategies to increase self-directed and interpersonally focused learning, and specific personal recovery knowledge in training are discussed.

Authors


  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)
  •   Kelly, Peter James.
  •   Pepper, James (external author)
  •   Mclennan, Ross (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank P.
  •   Buckingham, Mark S. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Crowe, T., Kelly, P., Pepper, J., McLennan, R., Deane, F. P. & Buckingham, M. (2013). Service based internship training to prepare workers to support the recovery of people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 11 (2), 269-280.

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  • 2-s2.0-84875377303

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1124&context=sspapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/125

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Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 269

End Page


  • 280

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • A repeated measures design was used to evaluate a 12 month on-site counsellor internship programme aimed at training staff to support the recovery needs of people with co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. Fifty-four interns completed measures of recovery knowledge, attitudes, confidence/competence, as well as identifying significant learning events. Statistically significant improvements were found in terms of attitudes and confidence/competence, and only one recovery knowledge factor, 'roles of self-definition and peers in recovery'. Recovery knowledge at the end of the internship was positively associated with increases in interns' confidence/competence but was not associated with changes in the interns' attitudes. The mentoring, training/feedback and observational elements of the internship programme were highly valued by interns. Competency based learning events were most frequently identified as significant. Strategies to increase self-directed and interpersonally focused learning, and specific personal recovery knowledge in training are discussed.

Authors


  •   Crowe, Trevor P. (external author)
  •   Kelly, Peter James.
  •   Pepper, James (external author)
  •   Mclennan, Ross (external author)
  •   Deane, Frank P.
  •   Buckingham, Mark S. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Crowe, T., Kelly, P., Pepper, J., McLennan, R., Deane, F. P. & Buckingham, M. (2013). Service based internship training to prepare workers to support the recovery of people with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 11 (2), 269-280.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84875377303

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1124&context=sspapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/sspapers/125

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 269

End Page


  • 280

Volume


  • 11

Issue


  • 2

Place Of Publication


  • United States