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Community Psychology and Community Mental HealthTowards Transformative Change$
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Geoffrey Nelson, Bret Kloos, and Jose Ornelas

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199362424

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.001.0001

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Defining the Competencies of Different Stakeholders in a Transformed Mental Health System

Defining the Competencies of Different Stakeholders in a Transformed Mental Health System

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(p.152) 8 Defining the Competencies of Different Stakeholders in a Transformed Mental Health System
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Community Psychology and Community Mental Health
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Tim Aubry

Mary O’Hagan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362424.003.0008

This chapter addresses the issue of appropriate competencies for community mental health workers in a transformed system. It reviews relevant research about the skills and attitudes that service providers need to promote a transformative agenda and conclude that a transformed mental health system will require a major retooling of mental health workers and a revising of professional training programs in mental health in such areas as psychiatry, psychology, social work, occupational therapy, and psychiatric nursing, training that will prepare mental health workers to move beyond traditional clinical roles and interventions and become collaborative partners with consumers and communities in helping to facilitate social justice and pathways to recovery. The chapter also argues that it is not just the competencies of community mental health workers that are important, but the competencies of other key stakeholders as well, including consumers, family members, friends, and community leaders.

Keywords:   competencies, community mental health workers, social justice, transformation, stakeholders

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