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Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health

Editors: O'Donohue, William, Maragakis, Alexandros (Eds.)

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  • Introduces concept of QI in context of behavioral health care, mandated by the Affordable Care Act
  • Provides models and examples of QI applications in industry and in medicine 
  • Disseminates information for implementing best-practice QI methods in behavioral health systems
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About this book

This innovative volume presents a cogent case for quality improvement (QI) in behavioral healthcare as ethical practice, solid science, and good business. Divided between foundational concepts, key QI tools and methods, and emerging applications, it offers guidelines for raising care standards while addressing ongoing issues of treatment validity, staffing and training, costs and funding, and integration with medical systems. Expert contributors review the implications and potential of QI in diverse areas such as treatment of entrenched mental disorders, in correctional facilities, and within the professional context of the American Psychological Association. The insights, examples, and strategies featured will increase in value as behavioral health becomes more prominent in integrated care and vital to large-scale health goals.

Included in the coverage:

  • Behavioral health conditions: direct treatment costs and indirect social costs.<
  • Quality improvement and clinical psychological science.

·  Process mapping to improve quality in behavioral health service delivery.

·  Checklists for quality improvement and evaluation in

behavioral health.

·  Creating a quality improvement system for an integrated care program: the why, what, and how to measure.

·  Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT): improving the outcome of psychotherapy one person at a time.

Quality Improvement i

n Behavioral Healthcare gives health psychologists, public health professionals, and health administrators a real-world framework for maintaining quality services in a rapidly evolving health landscape.

 

About the authors

William T. O'Donohue is professor and chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Nevada--Reno. For the past 16 years Dr. O'Donohue has directed a free clinic supported by a National Institute of Justice grant which assesses and treats sexually abused children. He regularly testifies as an expert witness in this area and has published numerous books and articles in peer-reviewed journals on adolescent development, child sexual abuse, and forensic psychology. Dr. O'Donohue was an advisor to the DSM-V Work Group on Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association and is a member of the Nevada Attorney General's Victims of Crime Subcommittee.
Alexandros Maragakis, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas. He has published numerous articles and book chapters that focus on the integration of primary and behavioral healthcare systems and the utility of quality improvement within those settings. His clinical work involves delivering integrated behavioral health services within federally qualified healthcare centers and community mental health clinics. 

Reviews

“Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health is … a welcome and needed contribution to the QI literature that is uniquely focused on behavioral care. It will be valuable for a wide audience that includes any mental health professional or paraprofessional with systems’ responsibilities, either in a leadership position or in the trenches: hospital or health center psychologists, social workers, administrators, directors of behavioral health systems, and/or any practitioners within those systems. … I highly recommend reading this book … .” (Anne L. Glowinski, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (8), February, 2017)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)
  • Introduction: The Quality Agenda in Behavioral Health

    Pages 1-8

    O’Donohue, William (et al.)

  • Behavioral Health Conditions: Direct Treatment Costs and Indirect Social Costs

    Pages 9-32

    Grinshteyn, Erin (et al.)

  • The Need for Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health

    Pages 33-54

    Gaudiano, Brandon A., Ph.D. (et al.)

  • Total Quality Improvement: Increase Quality and Efficiency

    Pages 55-68

    Wendel, Jeanne

  • Quality Improvement and Clinical Psychological Science

    Pages 69-85

    Levin, Michael E. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality Improvement in Behavioral Health
Editors
  • William O'Donohue
  • Alexandros Maragakis
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26209-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26209-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26207-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-79907-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 327
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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