Managing Managed Care: Psychotherapy and Medication Management in the Modern Era

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Overview

Managing Managed Care is the first comprehensive exploration of the many issues and challenges faced by both providers and patients who work under the auspices of managed care insurers. The distinctive conditions of managed care treatment are scrutinized in detail and their effects and optimal management are carefully presented. The book makes extensive use of the author's unique, in-depth understanding of the human mind and pays attention to both the consciously mediated effects of the conditions of managed care treatment and to the especially powerful, largely unappreciated effects that are mediated unconsciously. The result is a well grounded, extensive, practical guide to dealing effectively with the inevitable intrusions into the therapeutic relationship and with other common issues that are characteristic of managed care therapy. The recommendations proposed by the author can turn a failing treatment experience into one that brings symptom relief to the patient and satisfaction to the therapist. While the author is critical of many practices endorsed by managed care insurers and in use by their providers, he takes pains to propose basic improvements in these areas. In addition, the positive features of this treatment modality are given full consideration, including ways to enhance their favorable effects. The book uniquely provides critical insights for therapists and psychiatrists of all backgrounds and all levels of clinical experience in ways that will greatly enhance their work with managed care patients.
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Editorial Reviews

William Goodheart
Langs is eminently qualified to lead us on this journey of exploration into the unique influences that the boundary requirements of managed care treatment have on our patients, on us, and on what we each say and do in the course of our clinical interactions.
Ronald D. Brown
Robert Langs has written a timely and important book which should be read by all therapists who work within a managed care or third party payer setting.
William Goodheart M.D
Langs is eminently qualified to lead us on this journey of exploration into the unique influences that the boundary requirements of managed care treatment have on our patients, on us, and on what we each say and do in the course of our clinical interactions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765705761
  • Publisher: Aronson, Jason Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/19/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Langs is the author of forty-six books on his innovative approach to the human mind and to psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, and the human condition.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Chapter One. The Mind in Context Chapter 3 Chapter Two. The Adaptive Approach Chapter 4 Chapter Three. The Archetypal Ground Rules of Psychotherapy Chapter 5 Chapter Four. Secured and Modified Frames Chapter 6 Chapter Five. The Ground Rules of Managed Care Psychotherapy Chapter 7 Chapter Six. Fee Issues in Managed Care Psychotherapy Chapter 8 Chapter Seven. Other Ground Rules of Notable Influence Chapter 9 Chapter Eight. Some Major Concerns Chapter 10 Chapter Nine. Three Sets of Recommendations
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