ERIC Number: ED153146
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-May-10
Reference Count: 0
Mental Health and Human Services Competency: Issues and Trends. Report of a Symposium.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
A cross-section of people who are exploring new ways of training, hiring and credentialing mental health workers on the basis of competence participated in this symposium. Their basis premises were that: (1) competency, not academic degrees, should be the basis for hiring and training human service workers and (2) there is a need for hard facts about what makes a worker competent. Knowledge and skills, they concluded, are neither the only--nor most essential--ingredients of competent performance. Additionally, they found a need for a model for the human service worker. Standards must be set that will assure flexibility in the evaluation of worker competence. Finally, they called for a fair, flexible, simple credentialing system for human service workers. (Author/FC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health, Rockville, MD. Paraprofessional Manpower Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.