A psychologist's proactive guide to managed mental health by Alan J. Kent, Michel Hersen

By Alan J. Kent, Michel Hersen

A Psychologist's Proactive consultant to controlled psychological overall healthiness Care deals a concise review of the evolution of controlled psychological well-being care and its influence at the operating lives of scientific and counseling psychologists. even though many books discover the ramifications of controlled deal with psychotherapy, this is often the 1st to take a huge point of view and look at the ways that the recent wellbeing and fitness care supply approach is affecting all facets of practice--not simply therapy but additionally evaluation and training--as good as psychological future health examine. The authors contain the various country's such a lot famous psychologists with large event in controlled care. Their tone is positive instead of pessimistic; as they give the impression of being at advancements others have merely deplored, they see power roles and possibilities for development for psychologists. In an period of dramatic wellbeing and fitness switch, all these practitioners who're concerned with how one can make controlled care paintings for them instead of opposed to them, will locate this consultant crucial analyzing. trade BLURB A Psychologist's Proactive advisor to controlled psychological overall healthiness Care bargains a concise evaluate of the evolution of controlled psychological wellbeing and fitness care and its effect at the operating lives of scientific and counseling psychologists. whereas many books discover the ramifications of controlled deal with psychotherapy, this can be the 1st to take a extensive point of view and look at the ways that the recent health and wellbeing care supply method is affecting all facets of practice--not simply therapy but additionally overview and training--and psychological well-being learn to boot.

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Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 26, 5-9. Page 19 Kent, A. (1993). On psychology, ethics, and health care reform. Psychotherapy Bulletin, 28, 29-31. Kent, A. (1995). Training psychologists in brief therapy and managed care. Paper presented at the 103rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York. MacKenzie, K. (1994). Where is here and when is now: The adaptational challenge of mental health reform for group psychotherapy. International Journal for Group Psychotherapy, 44, 407-427.

For their willingness to undertake this timely project. ALAN J. KENT, PHD, ABPP SEATTLE, WASHINGTON MICHEL HERSEN, PHD, ABPP FOREST GROVE, OREGON Page 1 PART I GENERAL ISSUES OF MANAGED CARE Page 3 1 An Overview of Managed Mental Health Care: Past, Present, and Future Alan J. Kent PacMed Clinics Michel Hersen Pacific University By now it should be no surprise to any practicing psychologist that the mental health care field has changed enormously since the 1980s. Of course, these changes affecting professional psychology are just a part of the overall revamping of the American health care system.

These costs did not go unnoticed by the government and private industry, the two primary payers for health care. As a result, several strategies were developed to contain health care costs, many of which were subsumed under the general heading of managed care. Initially, mental health care was not fully included in the move toward managed care. However, as medical costs began to be reigned in, the increase in mental health care costs became more evident. One of the primary factors driving the increasing cost of in mental health services was the explosion in the number of for-profit private psychiatric beds in the country.

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