The Well-Managed Mental Health Practice: Your Guide to Building and Managing a Successful Practice, Group, or Clinic / Edition 1

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Here are the indispensable tools you need to effectively set up, successfully manage, and maximize the profitability of your mental health practice-be it private, group, or a clinical setting. Providing details on all aspects of operating any sized clinic or private practice, this practical book includes topics such as clinical service delivery; business, marketing, and financial planning; staff management; and documentation for accreditation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470125168
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/16/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,020,622
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Donald E. Wiger, PhD, runs a large mental health clinic in St. Paul and is an adjunct professor at Argosy University School of Professional Psychology. He is the author of numerous books, including Essentials of Crisis Counseling and Intervention and The Clinical Documentation Sourcebook, Third Edition, also from Wiley.

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Table of Contents

Preface: The Business of Mental Health.


Part A: Building a Practice.


1 Basic Mental Health Care Management Principles.

2 Customer Service.

3 Obtaining Third-Party Contracts and Working with ManagedCare.

4 Other Means of Obtaining Referrals.

5 Hiring, Training, Paying, and Keeping Employees.

6 Developing a Positive Professional Reputation.

7 Effective Time Management.

Part B: Administrative and Documentation Procedures.

8 Billing Procedures.

9 Administrative, Clinical, and Safety Policies andProcedures.

10 Documentation Procedures.

End-of-Book Humor.


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