ERIC Number: ED037757
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Nov-19
Reference Count: 0
Manpower for Community Health: the Associate Professional Concept.
Vidaver, Robert M.
A number of Maryland institutes have inaugurated an associate professional continuum, or latticework in mental health. The programs are designedly generalist in character, aiming at the preparation of persons competent to work in a variety of clinical settings. Job assignments and degree of clinical responsibility reflect many factors, level of training, prior background, and experience. The associate professional enter the mental health field taking on beginning professional responsibilities under close supervision. The associate professional can either continue his education in shifts or level off in satisfying professional roles of his own choice. This program permits the individualization of training to suit the human and professional needs of personnel. Mental health facilities also benefit through the availability of a continuum of manpower appropriate to the various levels of care and administrative responsibility. (Author/KJ)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Dept. of Mental Hygiene.; Maryland Consortium for the Health Sciences, Baltimore.
Note: Paper presented at World Mental Health Assembly, Washington, D.C., November 17-21, 1969