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Handbook of Quality Management in Behavioral Health

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ISBN-10: 0306461498

ISBN-13: 9780306461491

Edition: 2000

Authors: George Stricker, Warwick G. Troy, Sharon A. Shueman

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For the first time in history, behavioral health providers are expected to understand and participate in activities intended to access and improve the quality of services they provide. This handbook is designed as a general resource in the field of behavioral health quality management for a very diverse group of readers, including graduate and undergraduate students, payors, purchasers and administrators within managed care organizations, public sector service system planners and managers, applied health services researchers and program evaluators. This volume provides a comprehensive context for the development of quality management (QM) in health services - behavioral health in particular - as well as an overview of tools, techniques, and programs reflecting QM in practice. It also offers perspectives on both internally- and externally-based QM activities.
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List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 12/31/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 410
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Dr. Stricker is a distinguished research professor in the Derner Institute and Adelphi University. He received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Rochester in 1960. He has been at Adelphi University since 1963, and served as Dean of the Derner Institute for a decade. Dr. Stricker is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology and was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in Psychology. He received the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contribution to Applied Psychology in 1990, the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Career Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology in 1995, and an honorary Psy.D. from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Meadows Campus, in 1997. He also recieved the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology Award for Distinguished Contribution to Education and Professional Psychology in 1998, and the Allen V. Williams, Jr. Memorial Award from the New York State Psychological Association in 1999. He received the Karl Heiser Award for Advocacy in 1996 from the American Psychological Association. Dr. Stricker has been President of the Division of Clinical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Personality Assessment, the New York State Psychological Association, and the National Council of Schools of Professional Psychology. He is on the Board of Directors of the Council for the National Register of Health Care Providers, and has served on several APA Boards and Committees, including the Board of Educational Affairs and as Chair of the Ethics Committee. Dr. Stricker is both author and editor. He has worked on about 20 books, 30 book chapters, and more than 100 journal articles. His principal interests are psychotherapy integration, clinical training, ethics, and research in grandparenting.

The Changing Context for Quality Management in Behavioral Health
The Changing Health Services Environment and Its Impact on Quality Management in Behavioral Health
Challenges to the Preservation of Quality in Cost-Contained Behavioral Health Systems
Tools for Quality Management
Protecting the Consumer: Issues in the Development and Implementation of Practice Guidelines
Information Management for Clinical Decision Making
Quality Improvement: Current Research in Outcome Management
Provider Profiling as a Quality Improvement Tool
Quality Management in Practice
The Role of the Managed Care Organization in Ensuring Quality of the Service System: Maintaining the Full Continuum of Services
Critical Indicators of Quality of a Service System: What Graduate School Never Taught You about Accountability
Challenges to Quality Management in the Public Sector
Quality Management Practice Issues in Behavioral Health Groups
Ensuring Quality in the Treatment of Chemical Dependency
Quality Management in Practice: Re-visioning Practice Guidelines to Improve Treatment of Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders
Practice Guidelines Regarding the Conduct of Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents
Using Practice Guidelines for Quality Improvement in the Treatment of Depressive Disorders in Managed Delivery Systems
For the Good of the Public: Regulating Bodies and their Roles
Governmental Initiatives in the Area of Quality Assurance
The Role of External Entities in the Quality Management Process: The National Committee for Quality Assurance
Licensing and Credentialing as Quality Management Tools in Behavioral Health Care
Legal and Quality of Care Issues for Providers in Managed Behavioral Health Care Arrangements
Role of Professional Organizations in Advancing Quality of Care within the Behavioral Health Professions
The Consumer's Role in Assessing Quality
Afterword
Index