Community Mental Health Journal

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 281-286

First online:

The university and community mental health: A new trend?

  • Harvey A. FarbermanAffiliated withSchool of Social Welfare, State University of New York at Stony Brook

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Community psychiatry is neither a simple social control system nor one that is expanding. Rather, it is a system that may well he retrenching and on a new institutional base, that is, the university campus. This raises questions about the emergence of a new academic medical elite and the subservience of ever larger sectors of the university to the goals of public social welfare.