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ERIC Number: ED116755
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Community Outreach--A Definition.
Ott, Eleanor
Richland College's (Dallas, Texas) Human Resources Development Center (HRDC) offers many valuable non-instructional services to all members of the community, without requiring college enrollment. Services which have been requested have fallen into five basic categories: individual personal counseling, group counseling, family counseling, professional development for educators, and seminars and workshops designed for small business management personnel. The professional staff for HRDC has been carefully selected to assure expertise in each type of counseling. Staff counselors and psychologists, all of whom hold either doctoral or masters degrees, have previous work experience in mental health research centers, state hospitals, colleges and private practice. Consultants in the fields of psychiatry, finance, and management have been obtained by the center for dealing with specialized problems. The center is operated on a break-even basis. The fees paid by clients ($13 per hour) are used to reimburse the professional staff. Administrative costs are defrayed through grants and college district funds. Since the beginning of fall semester, 1974, 918 clients have been counseled in approximately 10,000 counseling hours, in addition to the hours devoted to seminars and workshops. (NHM)
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Identifiers - Location: Texas (Dallas)