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The Psychotherapist's Guide to Cost Containment
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The Psychotherapist's Guide to Cost Containment
How To Survive and Thrive in an Age of Managed Care



March 1998 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
`Provides a useful insight into the revolution that has taken place in psychotherapy practice in the United States' - Michael Maltby, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy

In an age when psychotherapists are subjected to cost-saving measures which run counter to their wish to optimize care for their clients, this book is particularly timely. After chapters on the mechanics of cost containment and the clash between cost containment and client care, the author shows practitioners how to live with the enemy and to provide psychotherapeutic care in these adverse circumstances.

 
Introduction
 
PART ONE: COST CONTAINMENT
 
Tools of Cost Containment
 
Mental Health Inc
A Fictional Behavioral Healthcare Company  
 
Payers, Providers and the Evolution of Managed Care
 
PART TWO: THE CLASH BETWEEN COST CONTAINMENT AND CLIENT CARE
 
Ethics of Client Care under Cost Containment
 
Effects of Cost Containment on Therapists, Practice and Training
 
PART THREE: WHAT THERAPISTS CAN DO FOR THEMSELVES AND THEIR CLIENTS
 
Confront Key Problems for Psychotherapy
 
Participation in Systems outside of Psychotherapy
 
Reinvent Yourself, Again
 
Psychotherapy in the 21st Century

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