The Value of Psychological Treatment: Collected Papers of Nicholas A. Cummings, Volume 1

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Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers, 2000 - Medical - 446 pages
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Volume II: "Nicholas Cummings has been called a lot of things in his life ... entrepreneur is one of them. The Cummings legacy will be voluminous and manifold. His contributions to the field have spanned the many definitions of practicing psychology – from education to policy, from business to ongoing exploration. He has been predicting trends, cautioning those who would listen, and negotiating the obstacles to efficacious delivery of quality therapeutic services for over half a century. With this book, we pause once again to revisit some of the most important of his projects as an entrepreneur. Editors Thomas, Cummings, and O’Donohue took on a difficult task when they set out to convince Cummings to tell the story behind the story of how and why he created the various organizations selected here. Of course, he balked at the idea of "showing off" these successes, but the editors were finally able to persuade him of the potential benefit to readers. First, there is the revelation of psychologist as entrepreneur and the delicate balance that is required in order to proceed in this direction with integrity and effectiveness. More important, these organizations were for the most part conceived of as being in service to the profession or to its legislators rather than being focused on profits. Their success, therefore, has had more than a little to do with strengthening the ability of the field to move forward even as it is pulled in different directions. In the end, Nick Cummings decided to tell the story behind the story and readers will be very glad he did. Part history, part memoir, this is a fascinating whodunit, and each time you’ll find Nick Cummings ... seeing the need, envisioning a way to meet it, and then doing it!"--
 

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Contents

The Era of Discovery
1
Part II with
22
Change Is on the Horizon
40
with William T Folette
55
Psychotherapy
65
Health Insurance
78
with Gary R VandenBos
112
19851997 The Era of Managed Care
157
Practice and Managed Mental Health Care
259
Charge to Professional Psychology
274
CostEffective Innovative Care
287
The Effect of Matching Patients to Appropriate
312
Medical Cost Offset with Michael S Pallak
324
in Program Planning and in Clinical Delivery
336
Issues Strategies and Trends
347
A Primer for Survival
363

Economically Sound Models for Practice
174
Psychologists Perspective
202
Medical System Into a Psychological
215
Psychological Services in Health Care Settings
225
Recent Developments
248
The Next Golden Opportunity for Professional
377
The Quality Solution
389
The Efficacy of Psychoeducational Programs
404
References
425
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Nicholas A. Cummings Nicholas A. Cummings is the president of the Foundation for Behavioral Health and Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. He is the former president of the American Psychological Association, founder of California School of Professional Psychology, and founding CEO of American Biodyne.

Janet L. Cummings is president of the Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Foundation and in the independent practice of psychotherapy in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was formerly a staff psychologist at American Biodyne.

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