Portland State University. School of Social Work
Date of Award
Master of Social Work (MSW)
1 online resource (66 p.)
Mental health -- Case studies, Women -- Mental health
The purpose of this study is to provide a descriptive analysis of the problems presented by a specific group of women seeking out-patient mental health treatment and to relate these problems to the ontogenetic (age-related) developmental issues presented in a study of the literature. The researcher’s involvement in this area developed from interest in current literature on adult development, and a personal commitment to life-long growth and acceptance of the inherent changes. In order to investigate whether developmental issues exist for this group of women, and if so to describe them, two distinct age groups--the decades of the 20's and the 40's--were chosen as the focus of this study.
Rodgers, Linda M. and Carey, Joyce, "A descriptive study of the relationship between age and problems expressed by women seeking out-patient mental health services" (1978). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2826.