Journal of Psychiatric Education

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 235–246 | Cite as

Training of Psychiatrists in Mental Retardation

  • Jack A. Stark
  • Frank J. Menolascino


This paper addresses the increasing demand for psychiatric care of the mentally retarded population and the need to provide training to residents and practicing psychiatrists. As a result of extensive training experiences and research over the last three decades via a residency program and continuing education courses, recommendations are suggested regarding curricula strategies and diagnostic/treatment approaches to this population. Specific training experiences are also analyzed suggesting both the quantity and quality of experiences necessary to gain competency in this growing and challenging population.


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© Human Science Press 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack A. Stark
    • 1
  • Frank J. Menolascino
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA

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