Filled with solid research, clinical examples, and interviews, Is Long-Term Psychotherapy Unethical? makes a persuasive case for the cost-saving, practical, and goal-oriented use of short-term therapy. It challenges the profession to provide behavioral health care that is widely accessible, responsible, and ethical.
About the Author
CAROL SHAW AUSTAD is associate professor of psychology at Central Connecticut State University and clinical psychologist at the Community Health Care Plan in Wallingford, Connecticut. She is the coeditor of Psychotherapy in Managed Health Care and author of numerous book chapters and journal articles on psychotherapy and managed care.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Current Transformation of Ethics in Behavioral Health Care
1. The Therapist's Dilemma: Transformation of the Mental Health Care System
3. Money Talks: Does Profit Influence Care?
2. Resistance to Change: Status Quo, Biases, and Self-Interest
4. Ethical Abuses in Managed and Unmanaged Care: Hearing from Both Sides
Part Two: Psychotherapy Today
5. The Myth of Long-Term Psychotherapy: Research Ignored and Neglected
6. How Patients Really Use Psychotherapy: The Clinician's Illusion
7. Toward a Sociology of Psychotherapy
Part Three: What Do We Need to Do?
8. Individual or Social Ethic
9. Lessons from History
10. Stories of Successful Adaptation to Managed Care Practice
11. Is Long-Term Psychotherapy Unethical in an Era of Managed Care?