Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services Unveiling the Mysteries and Secrets of Psychotherapy

ISBN-10: 0789032678
ISBN-13: 9780789032676
Edition: 2007
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 10/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 218
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

With over 250 models of counseling and psychotherapy currently used to treat emotional problems and serious mental illness, figuring out where to look for the right services can be a daunting task. A Consumer's Guide to Mental Health Services offers pragmatic solutions for those considering or already beginning treatment. It helps you make important decisions regarding whether seeing a psychiatrist, a social worker, a counselor, a family therapist, or a psychologist is best for your particular needs. It also explores health insurance and coverage of treatment as well as how long it may take for you to begin feeling like yourself again. This valuable text looks at the intricacies of the mental health care system and provides a helpful summary that is both accessible and useful. Book jacket.

Foreword
Introduction
Causes of Mental Health Problems
The Medical Model
The Biological Medical Model
Cultural Bias
To Medicate or Not to Medicate
Brain and Mind
A Brief History
Top Ten Problems with the Medical Model
Conclusion
The Psychological Models
Developmental Theories
Behavioral Theory
Humanistic Theory
Top Five Problems with a Psychological Model
Conclusion
The Systems Models
What Is a System?
Bowen Family Systems Theory
Structural Family Therapy
Postmodern Therapy
Solution-Focused Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Top Six Problems with a Family Systems Model
Conclusion
Types of Services-People, Modes, Models, Processes, and Outcomes
The Providers
The Players
Addictions, Substance Abuse, Alcohol and Drug Counselors
Clinical Professional Counselors
Clinical Social Workers
Hypnotists
Marriage (Couple) and Family Therapists
Pastoral Counselors
Personal Coaches
Rehabilitation Counselors
Psychiatrists
Psychoanalysts
Psychiatric Nurses
Psychologists
Talk Therapies: Modes, Models, Processes, and Outcomes
Quick Fixes and Fast Cures
Modes and Models of Therapy
Models, Techniques, and Frameworks
Therapy Processes
Types of Mental Health Delivery
Biological Treatments
Problems with a Biological Model
Medications: Pros and Cons
Frequently Prescribed Medications
Things You Need to Know-Ethics and Payments
Legal and Ethical Issues: What You Should Expect As a Consumer
Informed Consent
Confidentiality and Privilege
Counseling Approach and Theory
Counseling and Financial Records
Ethical Guidelines
Licensing Regulations
Credentials
Fees and Charges
Disputes and Complaints
Conclusion
Using Health Insurance to Pay for Mental Health Services
A Brief History of the Insurance Industry
Health Insurance and the Mind-Body Split
How Does the Money Flow?
Accessing Behavioral Health Benefits Through Health Insurance
Tomorrow's Health Insurance
Conclusion
Getting What You Need: The Many Alternatives
Spectrum of Services and Products
Medication Treatments and Management
Psychotherapy
Coaching by Professionals
Self-Help Groups
Health Promotion Programs and Services
Peer Sponsors
Social Supports
Holistic Health Care
Psychoeducational Events with Professional Teachers
Self-Help Publications and Events
Notes
References
Index

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