1956 Conference: Mental Health, Marriage and the Family

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The 1956 Annual Conference was held at Boston University, August 16–18. The theme was “Mental Health, Marriage and the Family.” The program was held in collaboration with several federal agencies who provided speakers and consultation. These included the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Association for Mental Health, and the Massachusetts Association for Mental Health.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Some of the program topics were are follows, beginning with Judson T. Landis‘s Presidential speech, “The Challenge of Family Life Education.” Harold Christensen spoke on “The Method of Record Linkage Applied to Family Data.”  Other topics included:

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  • “What We Know About the Family and Its Mental Health Functioning”
  • “Memories, Mummies or Members?”
  • “Ways in Which the Mental Health of the Family Can Be Improved”
  • “Effective Education for Mental Health in Home and Community”
  • “The Family as a Unit of Treatment”
  • “A Neglected Member of the Family—the Dog”

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 1956 program coverRead the conference program


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