What's in it for the community? Public academic liaison and local mental health agencies

David Pollack, Bentson McFarland

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    This paper reviews a triangular relationship in which a state mental health administration, a university, and a local mental health authority (and by extension, community mental health programs) co-exist. The relationship is based on mutual trust and interdependence, both of which are reinforced when certain key positions are developed such that individuals can work in two or more of the three arenas. It is essential that representatives of each group be encouraged to recognize the needs and assets of the other two groups. Specific examples of the benefits of this arrangement are described based on experiences in the state of Oregon.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)437-448
    Number of pages12
    JournalAdministration and Policy in Mental Health
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 1993


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Leadership and Management
    • Psychiatry and Mental health