Closed Ranks in microcosm: Pitfalls of a training experience in community consultation

Gilbert Berken, Carl Eisdorfer

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Abstract

The process involved in the rejection of an individual or an entire mental health team from a community is a matter of importance to mental health professionals. The authors attempt to compare the experiences of a resident taking an elective in community consultation and the process of failure related by the Cummingses in Closed Ranks. The usefulness of clinical "post-mortem" sessions by colleagues within the program is emphasized as a means of analyzing a potential crisis and provides an opportunity to assess prevailing community attitudes. Selected operational hypotheses are presented to assist in preventing program failures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-109
Number of pages9
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume6
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 1970
Externally publishedYes

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Closed Ranks in microcosm : Pitfalls of a training experience in community consultation. / Berken, Gilbert; Eisdorfer, Carl.

In: Community Mental Health Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, 01.04.1970, p. 101-109.

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Berken, Gilbert ; Eisdorfer, Carl. / Closed Ranks in microcosm : Pitfalls of a training experience in community consultation. In: Community Mental Health Journal. 1970 ; Vol. 6, No. 2. pp. 101-109.
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