ERIC Number: ED137675
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
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Humanistic Approaches in the Delivery of Community Mental Health Services.
Nevid, Jeffrey S.; Morrison, James K.
A humanistic ideology which emphasizes self-determination, self-reliance, and personal responsibility in decision making, is congruent with the goal of community psychiatry to integrate the ex-institutionalized psychiatric client in the community. The following applications of this ideology in a small community mental health center are described: (a) development of client advisory boards; (b) client selection of available services; (c) client involvement in problem defining, goal setting, and goal attainment rating; (d) "demythologizing" seminars for ex-institutionalized clients; (e) staff efforts to reduce manipulative-dependent client behaviors; and (f) explication, through contracting, of the decision rules regarding involuntary hospitalization. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association (84th, Washington, D.C. September 3-7, 1976)