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ERIC Number: ED019688
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Pages: 10
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THE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY AS A MODEL FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH.
BERNS, ROBERT S.
ASPECTS OF COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH WITHIN THE STRUCTURE OF THE UNIVERSITY AND THE ROLE OF THE COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIST ARE EXPLORED. THE PSYCHIATRIST CAN OFFER DIRECTION AND INSIGHT IN DECISION-MAKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING OF THE CONFLICTS EXISTING BETWEEN STUDENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS. IN DOING THIS, THE PSYCHIATRIST MUST VIEW GROUP PROBLEMS IN TERMS OF THE COMMUNITY RATHER THAN IN TERMS OF INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY. A CRUCIAL PROBLEM IS THE RISE IN STUDENTS' EXPECTATIONS, RESULTING IN DEMANDS FOR SUBSTANTIAL IMPROVEMENTS IN THEIR SCHOOLS. ANOTHER IS THE RIVALRY EXISTING AMONG THE DIFFERENT UNIVERSITIES, BOTH PRIVATE AND PUBLIC. A PSYCHIATRIST SERVING AS CONSULTANT TO THE DEAN OF STUDENTS HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO APPLY COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRY TO ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENTS, TACKLING SUCH DIVERSE MATTERS AS VISITATION HOURS IN DORMITORIES, CURRICULUM INNOVATIONS, STUDENT ACTIVISM, AND CONSULTATION WITH FACULTY MEMBERS, STUDENTS, AND ADMINISTRATORS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN ORTHOPSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION MEETING (CHICAGO, MARCH 1968). (CG)
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Authoring Institution: American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, NY.
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