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ERIC Number: ED149231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Critique of Mental Health Services: The Case for the Liaison Perspective.
Hutton, Roy E.; Dokecki, Paul R.
Traditional mental health service systems are examined in terms of factors limiting their effectiveness, theoretical biases that have shaped them, and their assumptions. Alternative community-oriented approaches are then presented and analyzed. Finally, a new mental health role, the Liaison Specialist, is described. The Liaison Specialist attempts to foster the ability of social systems to care for their own needs. As a resource person, he or she offers skills such as: (1) assessing the strengths and dysfunctions of the individual and the social system; (2) organizing available resources; (3) facilitating resource use; and (4) evaluating the worth and effect of problem-solving strategies. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977)