The function of the parole clinic in adjusting mental patients and some observations of the results

Research paper by E. R. Clardy

Indexed on: 01 Mar '37Published on: 01 Mar '37Published in: Psychiatric Quarterly


The parole clinic has been proved valuable in obtaining statistical data concerning the further progress of mental patients. It has also proved valuable in readjusting these patients, but it seems that not enough time is spent in giving psychotherapy to suitable patients. Occasionally patients are paroled into the care of unsuitable persons or meet with unfavorable conditions which could have been prevented by more careful investigations. Also it seems that we do not have adequate agencies and means to rehabilitate or secure employment for these patients.