ERIC Number: ED255809
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
Staffing Patterns and State Mental Health Manpower Development.
McCullough, Paul M., Comp.; McPheeters, Harold L., Comp.
This publication presents adaptations of four papers given at a workshop on Staffing and Manpower Development, sponsored by the Mental Health Manpower Development project of the Southern Regional Education Board. The introduction delineates four dimensions to be considered in describing staffing patterns (organization, utilization, type, and number of staff), and enumerates four basic questions for the development of staffing pattern surveys. "Issues of Mental Health Manpower Development: Retrenchment to Management Theory," by Arthur L. Slater, develops the thesis that the principles of mental health manpower development are consistent with management principles and practices. "Considerations in Staffing Mental Health Agencies," by Anne S. Goodman, describes major methodologies for developing staffing patterns, proposes an expansion in their scope, and discusses means for assessing the adequacy of mental health staffing patterns in meeting agency goals and community needs. "Implementing Staffing Patterns: Florida's Experience," by Robert C. Ashburn, describes the development of staffing standards for five types of units in Florida's state mental health facilities: children, adolescent, forensic, adult/geographic, and geriatric. "Manpower Needs Assessment Methods," by Paul M. McCullough, provides an overview of needs assessment techniques based on four different types of manpower issues: services required, manpower requirements, workforce planning, and staffing needs planning. The use of forecasting in manpower development is also discussed. (MCF)
Descriptors: Labor Needs, Mental Health Programs, Needs Assessment, Personnel Management, Personnel Selection, Planning, Program Administration, Program Development, Staff Role, Staff Utilization
Southern Regional Education Board, 1340 Spring Street, N.W., Atlanta, GA 30309 (free, plus $2.50 shipping and handling charge).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.