ERIC Number: ED043907
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Some National Developments in the Utilization of Nontraditional Mental Health Manpower.
Matarazzo, Joseph D.
This paper presents a review of some of the new mental health manpower developments which have occurred in this country during the past two decades. The role played by the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH) in these developments is also viewed. Individuals working in state hospitals and related institutions have capitalized on the concept of the therapeutic community, with its principle that all employees and volunteers and other patients are potential rehabilitators and, as is appropriate in their setting, have begun inservice training programs and new mental health educational programs leading, in some local settings to: (1) an Associate of Arts degree; (2) a Bachelor of Science degree; (3) a Master of Arts degree; or (4) a n entirely new rehabilitation and direct treatment program. Through position papers supporting the above developments and conferences, NAMH has helped to further these developments by organization and communication of knowledge to others involved in the field. (KJ/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.; Oregon Univ., Portland. Medical School.
Note: Presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Miami Beach, Florida, September 3-8, 1970