ERIC Number: ED041312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
University Provisions for Psychiatric Services.
Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.
The problem is stated as follows: university campuses must find a reasonable, responsible, and financially defensive provision for mental health services. The first part of the paper concerns itself with: (1) defining mental health; (2) defending the appropriateness of mental health services as a necessary part of an educational institution; (3) exposing the need for such services; (4) discussing its placement within the organizational structure of colleges and universities; and (5) elaborating its responsibilities to individual students and to the college community as a whole. The second part of the paper presents the findings of the Texas Technological Psychiatric Survey. The responses of 73 universities to a psychiatric questionnaire were tabulated so as to provide information on numerous aspects of existing university mental health services including staffing, referrals, funding, extent, and effectiveness. Based on: (1) this survey; (2) a review of pertinent professional literature; (3) authoritative recommendations; and (4) a review of organizational and financial realities of university campuses, conclusions are drawn and resulting recommendations offered. (TL)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Programs, College Students, Health Programs, Mental Health, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Health Programs, Psychiatric Services, Student Adjustment, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers, Student Problems, Student School Relationship, Students, Universities
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.