ERIC Number: ED034932
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Utilization of Non-Professionals As Demonstrated by Dona Ana Mental Health Services; A Conference Report.
Neleigh, Janice, Ed.; Levy, Jerome, Ed.
As described at a 1969 conference and summarized here, the training and use of nonprofessionals in the demonstration program (1962-68) of the Dona Ana Mental Health Services, New Mexico, represented a significant change in structure, manpower utilization, and delivery system for such services. The conference itself reviewed such aspects as staffing and organization, client characteristics, client satisfaction, training concepts (aimed at the "here and now" problems of emotional disturbance rather than at patient histories), and project impact on the community and state. Community projects consisted of an answering service (the Crisis Center), a youth council, an alcoholism program, and creation of a center for retarded and emotionally disturbed children. There was discussion as to what program elements had been useful and were more widely applicable. (Appendixes contain two references, agenda and roster, background information, role descriptions, conference evaluations, abstracts of research findings, and retrospective judgments on various phases of subprofessional training and utilization.) (ly)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adults, Children, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Community Programs, Conference Reports, Demonstration Programs, Labor Utilization, Mental Health Clinics, Mental Health Programs, Paraprofessional Personnel, Participant Satisfaction, Patients, Professional Personnel, Program Evaluation, Research, Training
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Note: Report of a conference, Las Cruces, New Mexico, March 10-11, 1969