ERIC Number: ED025543
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-22
Reference Count: 0
Psychiatric Consultation with Public Schools in an Underprivileged Neighborhood.
Sussman, Robert B.; Zimberg, Sheldon
This paper deals with the experiences of two psychiatric consultants at four public elementary schools in the central Harlem area of New York City. Administrative conflicts resulted in the abandonment of the consultation project at one school. In the remaining three schools the consultants provided help as specifically requested by the school guidance counselors. In one school the consultants supervised the guidance counselor in conducting group therapy sessions with seven 9-year-old children. In the other two the consultants conducted group discussions with counselors and teachers. The results of the project indicate that psychiatric consultants can help the school staff to cope with inappropriate attitudes and with conflicts among themselves. (LB)
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Identifiers: New York (Harlem); New York (New York)
Note: Paper presented at a meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (Washington, D.C., April 22, 1967).