ERIC Number: ED112586
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A New Professional for the Total Integrated Care of Children: The Child Mental Health Specialist.
Rieger, Norbert I.; Devries, Alcon G.
Described is a 2-year program to train child mental health specialists (CMHS) in providing care services to normal and emotionally disturbed children. Training of the child care professional is seen to involve three major areas: parenting (becoming aware of and dealing with the feelings of the disturbed child), clinical management (understanding and responding to the child's behavior), and fundamental education (acquiring skills in teaching normal as well as abnormal children, assessing developmental stages, and remedying learning disturbances). A 2-year CMHS training program is cited which provides training for degree at three levels (art associate's, baccalaureate's, and master's). The trainee is reported to participate in supervised training in clinical settings with children presenting a broad range of psychopathology (such as schizophrenia and antisocial tendencies). Provided is a list of academic courses taught for each level of the training program. (SB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A