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Finding Aid to the Brian Mershon Papers Coll2013.093
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Description
Meeting minutes and agendas, conference materials and notes, student papers and dissertation, correspondence, policy statements, audits, office forms, grant applications, employee reports, research articles and reports, directories, pamphlets, fliers, and clippings documenting Bryan Merson's work and studies in AIDS/HIV and mental health from 1983-2000. The records primarily document his work for the AIDS Regional Board of Los Angeles County's Mental Health Task Force from 1991-1994, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health from 1987-1996, and Los Angeles County Department of Health Services' Office of AIDS Programs and Policy from 1996-1998.
Background
Bryan Mershon received a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Fuller Theological Seminary in 1986. He joined Los Angeles County's Department of Mental Health in 1987 and by 1992 was the Acting Program Head for Program Planning and Development in the Adult Services Bureau. In the early-to-mid-1990s, Mershon chaired the Pacific Center for HIV/AIDS Counseling and Psychotherapy Services Advisory Committee. By 1996, he had earned certification as an American Psychological Association HIV Office for Psychology Education (HOPE) trainer, and later that year, became the Mental Health, Quality Assurance and Technical Assistance Services Coordinator with the Office of AIDS Programs and Policy. In 1998, he moved to the Bureau of Standards, Practices and Conduct and in 2001 to the Child, Youth and Family Services Administration. As of 2013, Mershon was serving as Acting Deputy Director of the Children's System of Care at the County of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health.
Extent
5.15 linear feet. 4 archive boxes + 1 archive carton
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.