This timely and important work looks at the collaborative health care model for the delivery of mental health care in a primary care setting. This has become the ideal model for the treatment of comorbid medical and psychiatric or psychological disorders. There is also an increased awareness that pharmacological intervention, the most frequently delivered intervention for psychological disorders, is often of limited effectiveness without concurrent specific psychological intervention. The book includes more than two dozen case studies, co-written by clinical psychologists and primary care physicians. It is essential reading for any psychology practitioner in a clinical setting, as well as for health care administrators.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 440
Weight: 1820 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 25 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"The book is organized into nine parts. ... This book contains 36 chapters. ... This book can influence medical school training, health care management, primary care practice, and health care funding." (Mary Ann Cook, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 54 (1), January, 2009)