Counselor Education and Supervision (ExCES)
School of Education
Rick A. Myer
William J. Casile
Crisis, Crisis Training, Least Restrictive Interventions, Mental Health, Residential Treatment Facility, Restraints, Self-Efficacy, Self-Efficacy Assessment, Semantic Differential Design, Staff Training
The differences between residential treatment facility staffs' self-efficacy levels post-crisis assessment training are investigated in order to identify alternative means to restraints as the primary crisis intervention strategy. In order to assess the participants' level of self-efficacy to deal with crises, the self-efficacy assessment tool for crisis (SEAT-C) was developed utilizing a semantic differential design. Through pilot testing, the SEAT-C was determined to be a reliable and valid instrument. Training in the Triage Assessment Model for crisis intervention was provided to 79 residential treatment facility staff employed at a child and adolescent residential treatment facility in the southwestern part of a Mid-Atlantic state. Following the training, participants completed the SEAT-C and the results of the experimental and control groups' level of self efficacy are compared across the four crisis concepts: crisis as danger, crisis as opportunity, crisis as assessment and crisis as intervention. The four crisis concepts are examined across the three timeframes of pre-crisis, crisis and post-crisis. The results indicate that significantly statistical differences exist within the sub-hypotheses of the concepts: pre-crisis as assessment, pre-crisis as opportunity, crisis as danger and crisis as assessment.
Snyder, C. (2006). Examining the Impact of Crisis Assessment Training in the Triage Assessment Model, on the Self-Efficacy of Residential Treatment Facility Staff (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1223