Personality Assessment in Managed Health Care: Using the MMPI-2 in Treatment Planning

Hardcover | August 28, 1997

EditorJames N. Butcher

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In response to the many challenges facing mental health professionals in the era of managed care, this highly respected group of contributors from academia, managed care, and full-time clinical practice, outline the importance of personality assessment, particularly through the use of MMPI-2.Butcher and his colleagues argue that psychological assessment plays an indispensable role in managed care, both because it is an essential tool for evaluating the effectiveness of therapy and because of its significant contributions to the structuring and shortening of the process of therapy. Byproviding working examples of psychological treatment in the context of managed care, this book shows us that the most effective treatments use personality assessment as their foundation.

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In response to the many challenges facing mental health professionals in the era of managed care, this highly respected group of contributors from academia, managed care, and full-time clinical practice, outline the importance of personality assessment, particularly through the use of MMPI-2.Butcher and his colleagues argue that psycho...

James N. Butcher, Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.09 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:August 28, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 13:9780195111606

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Part I: Implications of Managed Care for Personality Assessment1. James N. Butcher: Assessment and Treatment in the Era of Managed Care2. T. Mark Harwood, Larry E. Beutler, Daniel Fisher, Monica Sandowicz, Ann Leslie Albanese, Mary Baker: Clinical Decision Making in Managed Health Care3. John C. Norcross, Larry E. Beutler: Determining the Therapeutic Relationship of Choice in Brief Therapy4. Peter A. Ambrose, Jr.: Challenges for Mental Health Service Providers: The Perspective of Mangaged Care Organizations5. Cynthia D. Belar: Psychological Assessment in Capitated Care: Challenges and Opportunities6. Ralph H. Earle and Roxanne R. Witte: Incorporations of Objective Assessment in Mental Health Care Provision: An Important Role for the Practicing PsychologistPart II: The Role of Objective Personality Assessment in Treatment Planning: The MMPI-2 in Practice7. Kelly Klump and James N. Butcher: Psychological Tests in Treatment Planning: The Importance of Objective Assessment8. Stephen E. Finn and Hale Martin: Therapeutic Assessment with the MMPI-2 in Managed Health Care9. James N. Butcher: Use of Computer-Based Personality Test Reports in Treatment Planning10. Steven Vay Rouse, Jill Sullivan, Jeanette Taylor: Treatment-Oriented MMPI/MMPI-2 Studies