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Crowell, Areta - Audio Oral History Interview - CSWA ❧ Interviewed by Frances Feldman on March 22, 1999. An interview with Dr. Areta Crowell as she discusses her perceptions of factors that influenced the operation of the Department of Mental Health and the programs that were developed within the department. The interview offers some insight into elements that influence the recognition of mental health needs and the development of services to meet those needs. ❧ Dr. Crowell, a psychologist with a special interest in social planning analysis and demography, retired from the directorship of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, which she held from 1992 to 1998. Earlier, she had taught psychology, leaving that to become the Director of Research for this county program. She interrupted that assignment to work in the innovative Center for Training in Community Psychiatry, located in the University of California, Los Angeles, and then resumed her former position in the County Mental Health Department, which now had merged with the County Department of Health. The County of San Diego then recruited her to direct its mental health program and she remained there until persuaded to take the directorship of the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, which once again was freestanding. ❧ Areta Crowell. Interviewed by Frances Feldman. Date of interview: 3-22-99. Length of interview: 2 hours and 12 minutes. Transcript of interview: 51 pp. CD containing interview and transcript.
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