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This definitive resource offers those working in the field of mental health services administration fundamental information on delivery of care systems from an organizational perspective. It examines the principles of leadership and management in the field and sets the practice of psychiatric administration and management in the context of today's rapidly evolving health care environment. Mental Health Care Administration will be especially useful for those clinicians who have assumed administrative roles, as well as for those administrators trained exclusively in programs emphasizing management and leadership, to understand the complexities of clinical skills and the delicacies of therapeutic issues in a mental health care setting.
In a series of succinct chapters each dedicated to a separate issue, Dr. Rodenhauser and his contributors cover the current economic environment of psychiatric practice, mental health systems, marketing, review mechanisms and regulatory agencies, mental health law, financial management, organizational behavior and human resources, and outcomes assessment and improvement.
Mental Health Care Administration compiles the experience of expert contributors for the benefit of administrators, clinicians, academics and their students. Irrespective of persuasion, however, anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the relationship between administration and service delivery will find this book enlightening.
Paul Rodenhauser, M.D., is Professor of Psychiatry, Assistant Dean for Academic and Counseling Services, and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry, Tulane University School of Medicine.

The assessment and treatment of mental health concerns for Deaf individuals has been largely ignored and/or misunderstood by many mental health professionals. In Mental Health and Deafness, Margaret du Feu and Cathy Chovaz seek to rectify this by outlining current issues surrounding mental health and deafness. The book provides valuable information to professionals interested in expanding their knowledge of mental health and deafness, and the authors share their extensive clinical experience with the reader through a variety of case studies. The authors primarily focus on individuals who were born deaf or deafened early in life, but also describe the mental health aspects of acquired deafness and individuals with both deafness and blindness. Mental Health and Deafness begins by describing the historical and social context of deafness, and follows the life journey of a Deaf individual, focusing on parental reactions, language acquisition, and mental health disorders of children, adolescents, adults and the elderly. Chapters cover relevant issues regarding assessment, treatment, and forensic and legal issues. The book concludes with an overview of service development.

Equip your students with the effective counseling skills they need to help their clients deal with the challenges of communication disorders. COUNSELING SKILLS FOR SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AND AUDIOLOGISTS, 2E is the only text available that combines the insights of a well-respected clinical psychologist with the practical knowledge of a recognized speech-language pathologist to highlight the most important basic and advanced counseling skills your students need. Written in user-friendly language, this text places the theories of counseling and the therapeutic process in real-life contexts that are applicable and meaningful for today’s speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Numerous, varied examples drawn directly from the first-hand experiences of the authors help students develop relevant and usable skills. Case studies and proven learning features help your students refine their abilities to manage even the most challenging emotions, behaviors, and situations.
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Mental health professionals now have a drug reference that is designed expressly for them, the PDR Drug Guide for Mental Health Professionals, Second Edition. This highly useful, portable reference is brought to you by the publishers of the trusted Physicians' Desk Reference. Written in a clear, easy-to-read style, the PDR Drug Guide for Mental Health Professionals, Second Edition offers quick access to the facts mental health professionals need on the prescription drugs their patients are taking. It will help you understand the beneficial effects and the dangerous side effects of today's pote