Clinicians who understand mental health care administration in addition to their clinical fields are likely to be valuable to the organizations in which they work. This handbook is an accessible source of information for professionals coming from either clinical or management backgrounds. Sections offer coverage in: mental health administrative principles, mental health care management, business, finance and funding of care, information technology, human resources and legal issues.
"This towering accomplishment is an invaluable resource for clinician-managers. Thoughtfully organized and elaborately detailed, the Handbook sets a new standard for comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the information needed for understanding and practicing contemporary administration and management of mental healthcare services." -- Paul Rodenhauser, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine, past-president, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, and editor of Mental Health Care Administration: A Guide for Practitioners
"…A comprehensive, thorough and up-to-date text on the practice of mental health administration in today's complex world. It combines clinical insight with modern management- and business- oriented creativity that is essential no matter what institution or community-based setting one might find oneself in mental health care delivery today.it should be on the bookshelf of every manager and administrator in our rapidly growing field." -- Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., President and CEO, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland
"The quality of mental health care is determined by only two things-resources and leadership. Every psychiatric residency and clinical training program should require a course in leadership; finally, there is a text that is up to the job." -- Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABPP, former Acting Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of New York and Consultant for mental health administrators throughout the U.S
"For the public mental health system to survive and flourish there must be good leaders who are willing to work in government. The editors have created a valuable resource for the training, development, and grounding of our future leaders." -- Leigh Steiner, Ph.D., Associate Director of Mental Health, State of Illinois
Foreword, Walter W. Menninger, M.D. Mental Health Management Principles. Introduction, Bruce Lebotsky Levin. Critical Issues in Mental Health Administration and Leadership, Ardis Hanson, Bruce Lebotsky Levin. Leadership and Training in Mental Health, Bruce Lebotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson, Sara A. Kuppin. Mental Health Services Delivery, Bruce Lebotsky Levin, Ardis Hanson. Administrative Theory, L. Mark Russakoff. The Dynamics of Organizational Change in Mental Health Administration, Sharon Topping. Mental Health Care Management. Introduction, Philip E. Veenhui. Essential Management Functions, Philip E. Veenhuis. Mental Health Management Environments: General Hospital Psychiatric Units, L. Mark Russakoff. Management and Leadership in the State Hospital, Harold Carmel. The Community Mental Health Center Medical Director, Jon E. Gudeman. Children's Mental Health Services: The Challenge of Changing Policy and Practice, Lenore B. Behar. Managed Mental Health Care: From Cottage Industry to System of Care, Peter B. Rosenquist. Disciplinary Foundations. Psychiatry, Philip E. Veenhuis. Organization and Administration of Psychology, James Picano, Matthew Blusewicz. Psychiatric Nursing Administration, Patricia Christian. Social Workers in Mental Health Administration, Mary Fraser. Activities Therapy, Anne B. Fleischer. Extraorganization Relationships, Thomas Hester. Ethical Issues in Mental Health System Leadership, John F. Baggett. Business, Finance, and the Funding of Care. Introduction, Stuart B. Silver. The Modeling of a Business, Stuart B. Silver. The Business Plan, Stuart B. Silver. Budget, Stuart B. Silver. Financial Analysis and Management, Stuart B. Silver. Finance, Stuart B. Silver. Payers and Players, Stuart B. Silver. Values Issues in Fiscal Management, Stuart B. Silver. Information and Information Technology. Introduction, Chris E. Stout. Informatics, Technology, and the Clinical Leader, Chris E. Stout. Emerging Health Information Technology, Anne M. Mahalik. Information Trends for the Clinical Leader, Leigh W. Jerome. Using Technology to "Defragment" a Mental Health System, Thomas A. Simpatico, Carroll A. Cradock, Michael McGuire, Daria Zvetina. Videoconferencing in Mental Health Care: Barriers, Opportunities and Principles for Program Development, Carroll A. Cradock, Thomas A. Simpatico. Using Information to Manage Cultural Change: Establishing the Medical Model for Inpatient Care, Stephen H. Dinwiddie, Nancy Staples, Diana Meyers. Technology, Practice, and Ethics, Peter W. Demuth. Human Resources. Introduction, Ted W. Hirsh. Principles of Human Resources Management, Ted W. Hirsch, William H. Reid. Principles of Physician Recruiting, Richard C.W. Hall, Ryan C.W. Hall. Legal Issues, John Petrila. Introduction, Stuart B. Silver. The Evolution of Mental Health Law, John Petrila. Working With an Attorney, John Petrila. Confidentiality and Privilege, John Petrila. Malpractice and Other Negligence, John Petrila. Living Under Class Action Lawsuits: Their Effect on Mental Health Agency Staff and Patients, Gary E. Miller. A Primer for New Clinician-Managers. Introduction, William H. Reid. Management and the Management Environment, William H. Reid, Daniel J. Reid. Leadership, William H. Reid, Daniel J. Reid. Negotiation, Daniel J. Reid, William H. Reid. Appendix: Medical of Information Technology Glossary, Anne M. Mahalik, Chris E. Stout, William H. Reid