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Time-Effective Psychotherapy: Maximizing Outcomes in an Era of Minimized Resources / Edition 1
     

Time-Effective Psychotherapy: Maximizing Outcomes in an Era of Minimized Resources / Edition 1

by Steven Friedman
 

ISBN-10: 0205261191

ISBN-13: 9780205261192

Pub. Date: 11/28/1996

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

The way we deliver mental health services has been rapidly changing. To survive and thrive, clinicians must adapt and refine their skills so that they can not only be a partner in the changing health care delivery system but maintain their integrity with respect to the quality of services they provide. This book is about the ways that psychotherapists

Overview

The way we deliver mental health services has been rapidly changing. To survive and thrive, clinicians must adapt and refine their skills so that they can not only be a partner in the changing health care delivery system but maintain their integrity with respect to the quality of services they provide. This book is about the ways that psychotherapists can modify and enhance their skills to better meet the challenges of a changing mental health care marketplace. The author advocates using an integrative, competency-based model that expands therapeutic possibilities and directs attention to defined outcomes. The framework proposed reflects an attitude, or way of thinking about therapy, that emphasizes people's resources, strengths, capacities, and successes. The author goes on to present a set of principles and techniques that can be applied to the myriad problems that clients present in therapy. For professionals working in the field of psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205261192
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
11/28/1996
Pages:
259
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with "Key Ideas in This Chapter."

Introduction.
Meeting the Needs of a Whole Population.
From Problem to Possibility.
What's Ahead.

1. The Journey from Problem to Possibility.
A Typical Day in a Managed Care Practice.
The Challenges of Managed Care.
Competency-Based Practice: Principles and Assumptions.
Comparing Perspectives.
Clinical Assumptions and Values.

2. Starting Off: Honoring the Story and Moving Forward.
Setting the Tone for the Initial Interview.
Establishing Customership: The Principle of Cooperation.
The Initial Interview: Guidelines for Practice.
An Initial Interview with a Couple.

3. Taking Action: Therapy as a Laboratory for Change.
Therapy as a Laboratory for Change.
Generating Homework: A Potpourri of Ideas.
The Use of Letters in Therapy.

4. Talking Heads: The Reflecting Team as Consultant.
The Theoretical Basis for Reflecting Teams.
The Reflecting Team as Consultant.
The Reflecting Team: Clinical Illustrations.
Incorporating Audiences in the Therapy Process: Real and Virtual Communities.

5. Managing Complexity: The Pragmatics of Resource Allocation (in collaboration with Steven Friedman, Ph.D., and Cynthia Mittelmeier, Ph.D.).
The Clinical Situation: Background and Interviews.
Establishing Goals/Allocating Resources.

6. Collaborative Practice in Action I: Generating Narratives of Hope.
At the Outset: Barbara's Picture.
AttheConclusion of Therapy.
The Middle Phase.
An Exchange of Letters.

7. Collaborative Practice in Action II: Constructing Time-Effective Solutions.
The Ramos Family.
Part II: The Family Returns.

8. Collaborative Practice in Action III: Changing Conversations.
The Initial Couples Session.
The Second Session.
The Third Session.
The Fourth Session.
The Fifth Session.

9. Often Asked Questions.

10. Putting It All Together: Principles for Effective Practice.
Changing Our Attitude.
Managing Your Practice: From Possibilities to Outcome.
Measuring Change.
Possibility Therapy in Action.
Staying Sane in Managed Care.

For Further Reading.

References.

Index.

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