ERIC Number: ED043071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Community, Creativity, Collaboration: A New Training Model in Mental Health. A Summary Report on the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Training Project.
Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.
This report presents an experiment in post-graduate training of mental health professionals through innovative education designed not only to inform but to produce changes in individual attitudes, roles, and skills, as well as in agency programs. The educational design was based on a human factors or sociocentric change model. Included in Part One is a summary of project activities with specifics on the goal, the educational model, the participants, the outcomes, and the evaluation of the training project. Major impacts are noted on individuals, agencies, and on relationships between agencies. Based on material from rating scales and interviews, there was in increased acceptance of the goals of community mental health, an expanded definition of the field, and a greater sense of professional responsibility. Part Two of the report provides a detailed description of the curriculum and program, including lists of staff and participants. The appendix provides a followup questionnaire and reference material. (Author/KJ)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Curriculum, Educational Innovation, Learning Activities, Mental Health, Organizational Change, Professional Education, Program Design, Social Change
Miss Ruth Hubman, Cleveland College, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio 44106. ($2.00 per copy.)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Case Western Reserve Univ., Cleveland, OH.