By Alan J. Kent, Michel Hersen

A Psychologist's Proactive advisor to controlled psychological healthiness Care bargains a concise evaluation of the evolution of controlled psychological healthiness care and its impression at the operating lives of scientific and counseling psychologists. even if many books discover the ramifications of controlled take care of psychotherapy, this can be the 1st to take a large point of view and think about the ways that the hot well-being care supply process is affecting all elements of practice--not simply therapy but in addition overview and training--as good as psychological wellbeing and fitness study. The authors comprise a few of the country's so much famous psychologists with huge adventure in controlled care. Their tone is positive instead of pessimistic; as they appear at advancements others have basically deplored, they see power roles and possibilities for progress for psychologists. In an period of dramatic health and wellbeing switch, all these practitioners who're fascinated by the right way to make controlled care paintings for them instead of opposed to them, will locate this advisor crucial examining. exchange BLURB A Psychologist's Proactive consultant to controlled psychological health and wellbeing Care deals a concise review of the evolution of controlled psychological future health care and its impression at the operating lives of medical and counseling psychologists. whereas many books discover the ramifications of controlled deal with psychotherapy, this can be the 1st to take a huge standpoint and consider the ways that the hot well-being care supply approach is affecting all elements of practice--not simply remedy but additionally overview and training--and psychological wellbeing and fitness study in addition.

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20). Opportunities do exist for psychology in the new health care system. However, we must take a proactive stance, examine our strengths and capabilities, and look toward the future rather than lament the past. As APA's Newman has said, "Psychologists should become well versed in the business of health care and look at ways they can diversify their practices" (cited in Martin, 1998, p. 44). Our book, therefore, is designed to help psychologists gain the insights and develop the tools needed to move forward in the new millennium.

Additionally, other mental health providers, including social workers, counselors, and psychiatrists, may provide many of the same treatment services without the benefit (or the unnecessary cost) of traditional psychological assessment. It is rare for psychologists to receive referrals from other professionals or from the MCO itself expressly to test patients prior to treatment. Although this situation is quite common in managed care, it is by no means universal. Each benefit plan and organizational structurehealth maintenance organization, preferred provider organization, point of service, or exclusive provider organization, to name a fewhas different sets of regulations and benefit packages.

Some managed care companies are developing their own guidelines with the assistance of their clinical staff or consultants. Other companies simply incorporate published treatment guidelines developed by organizations such as the American Academy of Child Psychiatry or the American Psychiatric Association. In either case, psychologists who practice in MCO networks are expected to adhere to the guidelines adapted by the company. Purchasers of care are not only managing the length of treatment and the level of care provided, but also specifying the type of care that they will reimburse.

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