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ERIC Number: ED179696
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Concepts of State Mental Health Manpower Development.
McCullough, Paul M.
The purpose of this publication is to review manpower issues in the field of mental health, identifying their importance and initiating discussion about their resolution. Directed to an audience of manpower development specialists, several types of material are presented beginning with a brief background including a synthesis of recent literature about manpower as it pertains to mental health. The succeeding chapters present a series of "manpower incidents" drawn from experiences of state mental health staff which are included to give concrete examples of manpower issues and activities. Following chapter 1, on background, chapter 2 includes a description of the system and scope of manpower development and a comparison of supply/demand models. Chapter 3 further explores the uses of manpower development, and chapter 4 explains the functions, roles, staffing, and organization of a state mental health manpower program. Chapter 5 presents a rationale and suggestions for developing a manpower program. Appended are definitions of terms and a list of the various elements involved in manpower development. (FP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.