ERIC Number: ED065726
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
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Plans for Teaching Mental Health Workers. Community College Curriculum Objectives.
McPheeters, Harold L.; King, James B.
To assist community colleges in the South in developing curriculums, planning programs, and recruiting and evaluating students for mental health training, and to work with mental health agencies in job placement for graduates, a 5-year project was conducted under a grant from the Natonal Institute of Mental Health. Using a developmental approach in preference to a job factoring approach to produce mental health "generalists" instead of specialists, a program will be implemented by developing and achieving curricular objectives. A discussion of these goals includes a definition of basic competencies, i.e. levels of proficiency necessary in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values; suggestions for obtaining this "core of competence"; and problems encountered which still must be resolved. Innovative techniques used in community college mental health training programs in the South are described, stressing student self-awareness and involvement in "real-life" activities. Job placement, in addition to worker preparation, is not to be neglected. (AG)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.