ERIC Number: ED259869
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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Psychology and Services to Southern Arizonas Ethnic Minorities.
Kahn, Marvin W.
Since 1969, the clinical program of the Psychology Department of the University of Arizona has been associated with mental health programs and services for Tucson area ethnic minorities and the poor which have provided realistic training for clinical students and established continuing community based services sensitive to the culture of the people served. An initial joint effort with the Papago tribe and the Indian Health Service established a tribal program on the reservation which used the community mental health approach, stressed native employment, and involved Papago medicine men. This successful mental health service model has been exported and implemented in Australia with Aboriginees, who have many similar problems and situations as the Papago. With an emphasis on community-consulting roles as well as seeing individual clients, the Marana Clinic was established to serve impoverished rural residents, including former Mexican American migrant workers, Yaqui and Papago Indians, and poor Caucasians. (NEC)
Descriptors: Clinical Experience, Community Health Services, Cultural Influences, Health Programs, Mental Health, Mental Health Clinics, Mexican Americans, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Psychological Services, Reservation American Indians, School Community Relationship, Tohono O Odham People, Tribes
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Arizona (Tucson)