The Psychotherapist's Guide to Cost Containment: How To Survive and Thrive in an Age of Managed Care

The Psychotherapist's Guide to Cost Containment: How To Survive and Thrive in an Age of Managed Care

by Bernard Beitman
     
 

In an age when psychotherapists are subjected to cost-saving measures which run counter to their wish to optimize care for their clients, this book is particularly timely. After chapters on the mechanics of cost containment and the clash between cost containment and client care, the author shows practitioners how to live with the enemy and to provide psychotherapeutic… See more details below

Overview

In an age when psychotherapists are subjected to cost-saving measures which run counter to their wish to optimize care for their clients, this book is particularly timely. After chapters on the mechanics of cost containment and the clash between cost containment and client care, the author shows practitioners how to live with the enemy and to provide psychotherapeutic care in these adverse circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803973817
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/12/1998
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
PART ONE: COST CONTAINMENT
Tools of Cost Containment
Mental Health Inc
A Fictional Behavioral Healthcare Company
Payers, Providers and the Evolution of Managed Care
PART TWO: THE CLASH BETWEEN COST CONTAINMENT AND CLIENT CARE
Ethics of Client Care under Cost Containment
Effects of Cost Containment on Therapists, Practice and Training
PART THREE: WHAT THERAPISTS CAN DO FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR CLIENTS
Confront Key Problems for Psychotherapy
Participation in Systems outside of Psychotherapy
Reinvent Yourself, Again
Psychotherapy in the 21st Century

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