Creating Change in Mental Health Organizations - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080178332, 9781483187235

Creating Change in Mental Health Organizations

1st Edition

Pergamon General Psychology Series

Authors: George W. Fairweather David H. Sanders Louis G. Tornatzky
Editors: Arnold P. Goldstein
eBook ISBN: 9781483187235
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1974
Page Count: 232
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Creating Change in Mental Health Organizations discusses the findings of the experiment designed to identify the parameters of social change in mental health organizations. The title details the results from a variety of perspectives, such as experimental and hospital employees. The text first covers the need for social change in treating mental illness, and then proceeds to tackling organizational change background and research plan of the experiment. Next, the selection talks about the process of approach and persuasion. The next chapters cover the concerns in activating adoption, such as the factors, process, and conditions. Chapter 7 deals with the follow-up diffusion for the community lodge, while Chapter 8 talks about the principles for creating change in metal health organizations. The text also discusses the social policy decision aimed at solving human problems. The book will be of great use to professionals in the mental health care industry.

Table of Contents


About the Authors

Chapter 1 The Need for Social Change in Treating Mental Illness

Chapter 2 The National Experiment: Organizational Change Background and Research Plan

Organizational Change Background

Experimental Plan

Chapter 3 The Process of Approach and Persuasion

Preliminaries to the Study

Development of Materials

Contacting the Hospitals

Lodge Implementation Decision

Chapter 4 Factors Affecting the Decision to Adopt

Cluster Analyses of Approach-Persuasion Phase

Chapter 5 The Process of Activating Adoption

Operation and Logistics of the Experimental Conditions

Advocacy by Manual

Advocacy Through Face-to-Face Consultation

Chapter 6 The Essential Conditions for Activating Adoption

The Effects of Action Consultation Contrasted with Written Manuals

The Effect of Consultant Experience

The Process of Action Consultation

An Overview of the Data

The Effects of Adoption

Chapter 7 Follow-up Diffusion of the Community Lodge

Design of the Diffusion Phase Study

Evaluation of the Diffusion Phase

Chapter 8 Principles for Creating Change in Mental Health Organizations

The Principle of Perseverance

The Principle of Discontinuity and Independence

The Principle of Outside Intervention

The Principle of Action-Oriented Intervention

The Foot-in-the-Door Principle

The Limitations of Formal Power Principle

The Principle of Participation

The Principle of Group Action and Implementation

The Principle that Resistance to Change is Directly Proportional to the Social Status and Role Change Required by Innovation

The Principle of Continuous Experimental Input

The Principle of Activating Diffusion Centers

Thoughts for the Change Agent

Thoughts for Government People With Money

Chapter 9 Social Policy Decisions Aimed at Solving Human Problems

A Social Policy Alternative




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About the Author

George W. Fairweather

David H. Sanders

Louis G. Tornatzky

About the Editor

Arnold P. Goldstein

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