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Brief Therapy and Managed Care


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Characteristics of Psychotherapy Under Managed Behavioral Healthcare. Twenty--Five Questions to Ask Before Joining a Managed--Care Organization. Psychotherapy in a Staff--Model HMO: Providing and Assuring Quality Care in the Future (with Carol Shaw Austad). Promoting HMO Values and a Culture of Quality: Doing the Right Thing in a Staff--Model HMO Mental Health Department. Group Psychotherapy in an HMO. Teaching and Learning Short--Term Psychotherapy Within an HMO. On Time in Brief Therapy. The Challenge of Single--Session Therapies: Creating Pivotal Moments (with Robert Rosenbaum, Moshe Talmon). Single--Session Solutions. Managed Cared, HMOs, and the Ericksonian Perspective. Conjoint Patient--Staff Interview in Hospital Case Management (with Paul K. Opsvig, Norman W. Weinstein). Aspects of Termination in a Time--Limited Brief Psychotherapy. "Patient" or "Client": What's in a Name? "Shrink" or "Expander": An Issue in Forming a Therapeutic Alliance. Is Being "In Recovery" Self--Limiting? The Four Questions of Brief Therapy. Therapist Resistances to Short--Term Dynamic Psychotherapy. Resolution of a Transference--Countertransference Impasse Using Gestalt Techniques in Supervision (with Robert I. Goulding). Psychodiagnosis of Personality Disorders. Brief Psychotherapies.

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MICHAEL F. HOYT is the director of Adult Psychiatric Services at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Hayward, California, and serves on the clinical faculty of the University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco. An expert clinician and an internationally respected teacher and lecturer, Hoyt is the coeditor of The First Session in Brief Therapy (1992), and editor of Constructive Therapies, Vol. 1 (1994) and Vol. 2 (in press).


"This is a very useful volume for those who are interested in brief therapy and managed care. Michael Hoyt has many years of practical experience and theoretical information. Dr. Hoyt's clear, concise, and comprehensive writings will make a privotal contribution to the field of psychotherapy for years to come." --Carol Shaw Austad, coeditor, Psychotherapy in Managed Health Care

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