Author

Werner

Date of Award

12-1992

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Psychology

First Advisor

Dr. Richard Tsegaye-Spates

Second Advisor

Dr. Malcolm Robertson

Third Advisor

Dr. Helen Pratt

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

Thirty-one out of 55 Community Mental Health Boards participated in a survey conducted by the Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Michigan. This study examined a number of variables in the questionnaire using a product-moment correlational analysis.

Results indicated that family and consumer input is modestly correlated with comprehensive service delivery and staff/consumer education and training. Budget and the active number of mentally ill cases had a low correlation with comprehensive service delivery and staff/consumer education and training. Interagency collaboration was modestly correlated with program evaluation, and comprehensive services available to consumers. Weaknesses were noted in the management structure of CMH Boards regarding their mission and purpose in the treatment of persons with serious mental illness. Discussion of the results and implications for future research are provided.

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