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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

Mental Health: The Influence of Culture on the Development of Theory and Practice
Mental health: The influence of culture on the development of theory and practice
Barbara C.Wallace

The field of mental health represents an institution that reflects the culture in which it has developed and evolved. The various organizational settings in which the counselor, researcher, and teacher work closely reflect the larger dominant culture. Within these settings, not only is harm done to clients, research subjects, and students who experience invisible, covert forms of violence, but also professionals effectively role model for and condition the next generation of professionals in how to perpetrate violence. In this manner, the culture of the field of mental health closely parallels and mirrors the historical reality of the United States' ...

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