The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It has been harnessed by Fortune 100 companies, universities, hospitals, churches, and the military. Its language. And yet despite the test's widespread adoption, experts in the field of psychometric testing, a $500 million industry, struggle to account for its success--no less to validate its results. How did the Myers-Briggs test insinuate itself into our jobs, our relationships, our Internet, our lives?
This dictionary offers professionals and others interested in the helping professions common definitions of close to 3,000 major words and terms used by a wide variety of mental health professionals. In addition, the book provides a focused study tool for human service professionals and counselors who are studying for credentialing exams. Using a coding system, the book distinguishes words and terms most likely used by human service professionals from those used by counselors and ranks them based on the likelihood that they will be asked on a credentialing exam.
From the earliest efforts to segregate the mad in society, to the wily World War II-era social engineers who twisted Darwin's survival of the fittest theory to fit a much darker agenda, to the follies of the anti-psychiatry movement, we've struggled to deal with mental health care for generations. And it all leads to the current landscape, in which too many families struggle alone to manage afflicted loved ones without proper public policies or support.