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Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

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1 online resource. Digitized typeset


Social work education -- Curricula, Community mental health services -- Administration




This thesis describes an exploratory research project initiated to facilitate curriculum planning for and evaluation of a social work training program in the field of community mental health. The literature concerning community mental health, the historical relationship of social work to this field, and current issues in social work manpower and education was reviewed as part of the thesis project. On the basis of the review, a study was undertaken to determine appropriate priorities for training Master ' s level social worker’s specializing in this field of practice. The researcher's decided that these priorities would be determined in terms of the future professional practice and educational needs of social workers in this field, as reflected in the five variable s of the roles, functions, and tasks they may be performing in ten years and the skills and knowledge they ma y be utilizing in this practice.

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