Comment on a Study of Effectiveness of a Psychiatric Consultation in a Family Agency

By Morton R. Startz

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Communal Service, Spring 1961

The use of a psychiatric consultant in family service agencies has been assumed to be helpful to case workers and, by extension, their clients. The Jewish Family Service of Philadelphia conducted a study which confirmed this conclusion in their agency. The study concluded that most case workers found consultation with a psychiatrist helpful, though more experienced counselors turned to the psychiatrist less frequently and found his contributions less significant. A significant number of cases incorporated the suggestions of the psychiatrist and were especially influenced by his medical experience. Further research might include a greater variety of judges of effectiveness and an expanded view of which cases could find consultation helpful.

Topic: Social Services, Mental Health, Survey, Jewish Organizations, Research

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.

Volume/Issue: Vol. 37/No. 2

Page Number(s): 190-193

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Genre: Conference Presentation

Coverage: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Language: English

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Startz, Morton R. Comment on a Study of Effectiveness of a Psychiatric Consultation in a Family Agency. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1961: 190-193. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4227


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