Springer Nature is making SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 research free. View research | View latest news | Sign up for updates

Staff attitudes toward decentralization of outpatient services in an urban mental health center

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access.


  1. Baker, F., & Schulberg, H.C. The development of a Community Mental Health Ideology Scale.Community Mental Health Journal, 1967,3, 216–225.

  2. Greenspan, J., & St. Clair, C. H. The impact of decentralization on the delivery of mental health services. Unpublished report, Hahnemann Mental Health Center. 1973.

  3. Kluger, J.M. The uninsulated caseload in a neighborhood mental health center.American Journal of Psychiatry, 1970,126, 1430–1435.

  4. Panzetta, A.Community mental health: Myth and reality. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1971.

  5. Paul, G.L. Chronic mental patient: Current status-future directions.Psychological Bulletin, 1969,71, 81–94.

  6. Philadelphia Forum of Mental Health/Mental Retardation Centers. Unpublished literature review, 1973.

  7. Schulberg, H.C., & Baker, F. Varied atttitudes to community mental health.Archives of General Psychiatry, 1967,17, 658–663.

  8. Whittington, H.G., & Steenbarger, C. Preliminary evaluation of a decentralized community mental health clinic.American Journal of Public Health, 1970,60, 64–77.

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Dr. Catherine Harakal St. Clair.

Additional information

The authors would like to express their appreciation to Stanley Silver and Michael Goldstein for assistance in data analysis.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

St. Clair, C.H., Greenspan, J. Staff attitudes toward decentralization of outpatient services in an urban mental health center. Am J Commun Psychol 2, 291–301 (1974).

Download citation


  • Mental Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Health Center
  • Health Psychology
  • Outpatient Service