Understanding the Behavioral Healthcare Crisis: The Promise of Integrated Care and Diagnostic Reform

Understanding the Behavioral Healthcare Crisis: The Promise of Integrated Care and Diagnostic Reform

By: William T. O'Donohue (editor), Nicholas A. Cummings (editor)Hardback

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Understanding the Behavioral Healthcare Crisis is a necessary book, edited and contributed to by a great variety of authors from academia, government, and industry. The book takes a bold look at what reforms are needed in healthcare and provides specific recommendations. Some of the serious concerns about the healthcare system that Cummings, O'Donohue, and their contributors address include access problems, safety problems, costs problems, the uninsured, and problems with efficacy. When students, practitioners, researchers, and policy makers finish reading this book they will have not just a greater idea of what problems still exist in healthcare, but, more importantly, a clearer idea of how to tackle them and provide much-needed reform.

About Author

Nicholas Cummings, PhD, is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Clinical Psychology, and President of the Foundation for Behavioral Health at the University of Nevada- Reno, USA. He is also a past-president of the American Psychological Association. William T. O'Donohue, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in Nevada, USA. He is full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Nevada- Reno, USA, and a member of the Association for the Advancement for Behavior Therapy.

Contents

Cummings, O'Donohue, Where We Are, How We Got There, and Where We Need to Go: The Promise of Integrated Healthcare. Cummings, Our 50-minute Hour in the Nanosecond Era: The Need for a Third "E" in Behavioral Healthcare: Efficiency. Cummings, O'Donohue, Cummings, The Financial Dimension of Integrated Behavioral/Primary Care. Levin, Hanson, Mental Health Informatics. Papa, Draper, E-health and Telehealth. Sammons, Can Prescribing Psychologists Assist in Providing More Cost-effective, Quality Mental Health Care? Widiger, Diagnostic System Innovations. Klonsky, Evidence-based Treatment. O'Donohue, Ammirati, Lilienfeld, The Quality Improvement Agenda in Behavioral Health Reform. Freeman, The Behavioral Health Medical Home. O'Donnell, Reforms in Professional Education. Cummings, Cummings, Pay for Performance and Other Innovations in Reimbursement for Behavioral Care Services. Garrison-Diehm, Rummel, Catlin, Fisher, Trends in Behavioral Health Care for an Aging America. Caccavale, Failure to Serve: The Use of Medications as a First-line Treatment and Misuse in Behavioral Interventions. Bray, Reforms in Treating Children and Families. Benuto, Leany, Reforms for Ethnic Minorities and Women. Oss, Wellness and Prevention: Key Elements in the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Service Delivery System. Chaffee, Reforms in Veteran and Military Behavioral Health. Thomas, Biofeedback.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780415876438
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780415876438
  • weight: 839
  • ISBN10: 0415876435

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