M W Kahn

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Social-delinquent problem youth of South Sea Island immigrant to Australia parents, were compared to non-problem youth from the same circumstances, on family, sociocultural, personality, and substance abuse variables. Interviews and testing were done by members of their own community. A consistent pattern of differences most pronounced for males was found(More)
The susceptibility of the Rorschach to faking of psychological disturbance has been subject to few studies, all of which have significant methodological deficiences. Faking of psychosis was examined in this study by using Rorschach experts as judges to blindly evaluate both faked and actual psychotic protocols. The faked protocols came from role-informed(More)
In a previous study of the ability of expert Rorschach interpreters to detect faking that used true and malingered protocols, the experts faired very poorly. In this study, 50% of these same protocols were scored by the Exner system and analyzed by Exner's Semantic Computer Interpretation program. The program indicated invalidity of protocols only on the(More)
The status of a fully indigenous mental health program serviced and controlled by the Tohono O'odham (Papago) Indian tribe is reviewed from the perspective of its 17-year history. The program functions in large measure in a crisis intervention model, with suicidal or acutely disturbed cases being most frequent. However, a whole range of disorders and ages(More)
This article conceptualizes a predictable set of tensions that medical students experience in their new roles with patients on clinical clerkships: empathy versus over-identification, objectivity versus avoidance, collaboration versus coercion, and self-confidence versus "special-ness." These tensions are framed in a developmental context for students and(More)
A community psychology service run by the Papago Indian tribe and staffed largely by Papago Indians who have been trained as mental health workers is described. This service is unique among mental health services for Indians in that the tribe has complete control of the funds for the service and sets its own policies. It was developed for a rather(More)
Compared ward personnel's (N = 25) conceptions of their patients' attitudes toward mental disorder and hospital atmosphere to the patients' (N = 50) and the personnel's actual attitudes by use of the CPH Factor Scale. Personnel completed the scale as (1) they themselves viewed the hospital; and (2) as they thought their patients viewed it. Patients' views(More)