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Publication Date


Document Type

Masters Thesis

Study Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School for Social Work


Home-based mental health services, Social work education, Social workers-Training of, Medicaid-Massachusetts, Social work Masters curriculum, In home therapy, Social work training


This study examines the education and training experience of Masters level In-Home Therapy (IHT) clinicians who are currently serving clients with MassHealth insurance in Massachusetts. It explores how the Commonwealth might assist the clinicians to increase levels of job satisfaction. Insight is gained for helping those who are teaching and training to achieve more success in preparing clinicians for IHT.

One hundred and eight respondents completed an online, anonymous survey that included demographic information and work experience. Participants were required to be at least 18 years of age and currently working in the field of IHT. The survey consisted of vignettes rated on a Likert style scale regarding preparedness and importance.

There were five open-ended questions. The data indicated that participants feel confident and assess their work to be important. They report inadequate training in certain areas, and offered ideas for how the training and education might be improved.




v, 116 pages. Includes bibliographical references (pages 70-72)