Date of Award
Open Access Dissertation
College of Education
This study utilizes qualitative inquiry to examine the perceptions of nine civilian mental health clinicians. The goal of this study is to answer the primary question: How do civilian mental health clinicians perceive working with the military population? The three sub questions that further direct this study are: (a) how do the clinicians describe their perceptions of their knowledge base to work with the military, (b) how do the clinicians describe their attitudes and beliefs about this special population, and (c) how do the clinicians describe their understanding about the world view of the military population? To answer these research questions, semi-structured interviews were conducted and analyzed using phenomenological methodology. The results are presented along with implications for counselor educators, supervisors, and clinicians.
Gordon, L. C.(2016). A Phenomenological Examination Of The Civilian Mental Health Clinicians’ Perceptions About Serving Military Members And Their Famlilies. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/3803