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ERIC Number: EJ875402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1546-2781
Deinstitutionalization: Its Impact on Community Mental Health Centers and the Seriously Mentally Ill
Kliewer, Stephen P.; McNally Melissa; Trippany, Robyn L.
Alabama Counseling Association Journal, v35 n1 p40-45 Fall 2009
Deinstitutionalization has had a significant impact on the mental health system, including the client, the agency, and the counselor. For clients with serious mental illness, learning to live in a community setting poses challenges that are often difficult to overcome. Community mental health agencies must respond to these specific needs, thus requiring a shift in how services are delivered and how mental health counselors need to be trained. The focus of this article is to explore the dynamics and challenges specific to deinstitutionalization, discuss implications for counselors, and identify solutions to respond to the identified challenges and resulting needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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