From the Publisher
"In the future psychotherapy will be only 25 percent individual. The remainder will be group psychotherapy, not just because it is more cost- effective, but empirical research is demonstrating that many psychological and medical conditions are more responsive to group rather than individual approaches. This book anticipates this trAnd and is must reading for all psychotherapists and administrators who are designing behavioral health delivery systems, or who may find themselves a part of those systems." —Nicholas A. Cummings, Ph.D., Sc.D., president, Foundation for Behavioral Health
"Bill Roller does the best job I know of relating medical care as we have known it with the managed primary health care that is evolving. Careful study of this work by both planners and practitioners will make the vision of 'The Promise' a reality." —Ward C. Miles, M.D., retired chief of the medical staff, South Region Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound
"Useful lessons for clinicians and administrators interested in expanding cost-effective quality care." —Michael F. Hoyt, Ph.D., author of Brief Therapy and Managed Care
"This book makes it possible to believe that high-quality group therapy can be promoted by managed care. Thoughtful and practical encouragement for a wide range of providers to let themselves be fascinated by group therapy-as Roller is." —Lowell Cooper, Ph.D., author, practitioner, and professor, California School of Professional Psychology
"Roller makes the obvious connection between group therapy and managed care and then breaks important new ground in showing how to integrate the two." —Terry A. Kupers, M.D., professor at the Wright Institute and author of Ending Therapy and Revisioning Men's Lives
A guide for clinicians, managers, and administrators, explaining the
procedures for creating and sustaining a successful group therapy
program, and meeting the mental health treatment demands of an HMO or
other type of managed care organization. The author suggests that
group therapy is a clinically proven method for meeting the needs of
the client, as well as an economic solution for the organization. He
shows how to form groups, select patients, and develop long and
short- term goals for group members, and he explores the staffing
issues and responsibilities of a model group therapy program.
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