Brief Therapy and Managed Care: Readings for Contemporary Practice / Edition 1by Michael F. Hoyt
Managed-care systems—which emphasize efficiency, outcome, and accountabilityare becoming the standard in the health care industry. If they are to succeed in this system, clinicians must be prepared to target and achieve specific treatment goals. In Brief Therapy and Managed Care, Michael F. Hoyt shares his lifetime of experience as expert clinician,… See more details below
Managed-care systems—which emphasize efficiency, outcome, and accountabilityare becoming the standard in the health care industry. If they are to succeed in this system, clinicians must be prepared to target and achieve specific treatment goals. In Brief Therapy and Managed Care, Michael F. Hoyt shares his lifetime of experience as expert clinician, researcher, and supervisor in one of the nation's largest HMOs to offer a wealth of illustrative case examples and practical information on how to provide more focused, time-sensitive treatment. In this timely resource book, comprising original chapters and carefully selected reprints, Hoyt presents guidelines on how to offer psychotherapy that is both conscientiously managed and appropriate and sensitive to their clients needs. The author offers an overview of the current field of brief psychotherapies and examines the various issues that can advance or thwart efficient treatment. Using numerous case examples from his own practice, Hoyt describes several models of brief psychotherapy—single session, time-limited, Ericksonian approaches—that are well-suited for improving quality while containing costs. He addresses diagnostic issues of clients with so-called personality disorders and suggests second order interventions for some patients who are stalled in therapy. For those who are not practicing within a managed-care system, the book contains a wealth of information organized in terms of a list of critical questions such as: What are the warning signals for knowing which companies to avoid? What are the key key elements in an acceptable treatment plan? What if patient needs exceed plan benefits? What can I expect as payment? Brief Therapy and Managed Care also includes an extensive bibliography, directories to various training opportunities, professional associations, and managed-care organizations.
Table of Contents
Characteristics of Psychotherapy Under Managed Behavioral Healthcare.
Twenty-Five Questions to Ask Before Joining a Managed-Care Organization.
Psychotherapy in a Staff-Model HMO: Providing and Assuring Quality Care in the Future (with Carol Shaw Austad).
Promoting HMO Values and a Culture of Quality: Doing the Right Thing in a Staff-Model HMO Mental Health Department.
Group Psychotherapy in an HMO.
Teaching and Learning Short-Term Psychotherapy Within an HMO.
On Time in Brief Therapy.
The Challenge of Single-Session Therapies: Creating Pivotal Moments (with Robert Rosenbaum, Moshe Talmon).
Managed Cared, HMOs, and the Ericksonian Perspective.
Conjoint Patient-Staff Interview in Hospital Case Management (with Paul K. Opsvig, Norman W. Weinstein).
Aspects of Termination in a Time-Limited Brief Psychotherapy.
"Patient'' or "Client'': What's in a Name?
"Shrink'' or "Expander'': An Issue in Forming a Therapeutic Alliance.
Is Being "In Recovery'' Self-Limiting?
The Four Questions of Brief Therapy.
Therapist Resistances to Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy.
Resolution of a Transference-Countertransference Impasse Using Gestalt Techniques in Supervision (with Robert I. Goulding).
Psychodiagnosis of Personality Disorders.
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