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ERIC Number: ED176202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Staff Roles For Mental Health Personnel: A History and Rationale.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Historical issues and the development of the mental health personnel system are examined. The four core professions (psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric social work, and psychiatric nursing) evolved into the medical-psychiatric model of the state mental hospitals, institutions for the mentally retarded, and child guidance clinics. This evaluation was a result of social and political forces operating over the past 150 years. Trends in mental health, staff training, and human services which brought about further changes are discussed. Career ladders do not generally exist in areas of mental health and retardation, although moves can be made into administration. Work levels are discussed. A more systematic plan is suggested for interrelationships among mental health professionals and paraprofessionals. (Author/BEF)
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health, Rockville, MD. Paraprofessional Manpower Development Branch.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
Note: For related document see CE 018 995