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Brief therapy and managed care readings for contemporary practice by Michael F. Hoyt

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Published by Jossey-Bass Publishers in San Francisco .
Written in English


  • Brief psychotherapy,
  • Managed mental health care

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliograhpical references (p. 333-405) and indexes.

StatementMichael F. Hoyt.
LC ClassificationsRC480.55 .H68 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 423 p. ;
Number of Pages423
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1118331M
ISBN 10078790077X
LC Control Number94044548

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  “The techniques in solution-focused therapy, as well as its brief design, lend it to fit well within [the insurance] process,” says Kozlowski, who adds that a large managed care company in his part of the country strongly favors SFBT. Solution-focused therapy (SFT or SFBT) is a form of brief therapy that has become widely accepted in the mental health field for a variety of reasons. Some of the most important reasons are that it is effective with a wide variety of clients while still being mindful of managed care guidelines, regarding cost and number of sessions needed or allowed. The use of brief intervention and brief therapy techniques has become an increasingly important part of the continuum of care in the treatment of substance abuse problems. With the health care system changing to a managed model of care and with changes in reimbursement policies for substance abuse treatment, these short, problem-specific approaches can be valuable in the treatment of substance. Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy is written for therapists, psychologists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and other helping professionals who want to meet the challenge of managed care without losing the deeper levels of change traditionally associated with long-termCited by:

Moreover, the treatment plan is outlined in a manner that makes reimbursement likely from managed care organizations and insurance companies. Effective Brief Therapies is useful as a reference for therapists and as a training guide for graduate students. Included and addressed are the following A key theorist and brief description of a behavioral therapy. A key theorist and brief description of cognitive therapy. A definition of managed care and a description of its purpose. A discussion of how behavioral and cognitive approaches fit into managed care. A minimum of three scholarly sources. With the advent, some would say the outbreak, of managed care, practicing brief therapy has become singularly important. Brief treat-ment is not just rapid long-term therapy, it carries specific principles of its own that we will learn much more about as we study each chapter. The book, then, is about couple therapy but also about how to do time-. Steve de Shazer and Insoo Kim Berg of the Brief Family Therapy Center in Milwaukee, along with their team, developed solution-focused brief therapy in the early s in response to this observation.

Reach a new stage in brief therapy Is it possible for clinicians to provide in-depth therapy in the cost-conscious, time-limited world of managed care? This groundbreaking book offers clinicians new hope of maintaining professional satisfaction in time-effective practice. Authors Bruce Ecker and Laurel Hulley provide a practical guide for clinicians on how to work deeply and briefly with. Brief therapy is an umbrella term for a variety of approaches to psychotherapy that look to bring about therapeutic change within a limited timeframe and or a limited number of sessions, say under 16 sessions.. The approaches emphasise (1) a focus on a specific problem and (2) direct intervention. In brief therapy, the therapist takes responsibility for working more pro-actively with the. In my opinion, the book should have been entitled "constructivist-experiential psychotherapy," as the "brief" part of the title is irrelevant to the model (except in that good and effective psychotherapy should be oriented to relieve the suffering of clients as quickly as possible); and the term "depth" brings to the theoretically sophisticated.   This book is an investigation into which might be the better stories and how they can help clients reach their goals in therapy. This book contains fifteen essays and interviews written or co-written by Michael Hoyt. The collection represents Dr. Hoyt's recent thinking on helping clients with the brief, future-orientated therapeutic by: