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ERIC Number: ED050394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 7
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A Decentralized Group Treatment Program.
Conrow, Douglas C.
Old style and new style mental hospitals are criticized for not dealing directly with a person's inability to live within his community and relate effectively with significant people. The comprehensive mental health programs, which arose in reaction to the deficits of previous facilities and treatment, are viewed as frequently following a similar, if community-based, course. The Weber Mental Health Center's decentralized group treatment approach is described. Its major premise is a behavioral one: clients are not sick, but are having difficulty managing certain aspects of their lives. The program utilizes non-clinic facilities throughout the community, as well as non-clinic personnel. Their approach is viewed as a mental health rather than a mental illness approach and fits well with the consultation and education component which is basic to comprehensive mental health centers. (TL)
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