A REVITALIZATION MOVEMENT IN THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONS*

Authors


  • Formerly chief, Anthropology Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Downey, Illinois.

  • *

    Presented at the 1965 annual meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, New York, New York.

Abstract

Much of the continuing ferment among the mental health professionals involving aspects of the therapeutic community as well as social and community psychiatry can be viewed as a revitalization movement. This is a kind of culture change based on the creative stirring of disillusioned individuals to reform both their professions and the institutional and community settings in which they practice.

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