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The Middle-Level Mental Health Worker I. His Role
Harold L. McPHEETERS; James B. King; Robert J. Teare
Psychiatric Services 1972; doi:
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Director, Commnunity College Mental Health Workers Project Southern Regional Education Board Atlanta, Georgia

Associate Professor Department of Management University of Georgia Athens, Georgia

American Psychiatric Association

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The staff of the mental health program of the Southern Regional Education Board have been involved in a project to help community colleges in the South develop training programs for mental health workers, and to help agencies establish positions for them. The first phase of the project was aimed at defining the roles and functions of such workers, and the second focused on identifying the knowledge, skills, and attitudes and values that they should have. The authors recommend that such workers should be generalists whose primary focus is on working with individuals, families, or communities and doing whatever is necessary to help them solve their problems.

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