Making Collaborative Connections with Medical Providers

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Making Collaborative Connections with Medical Providers

SKU# 9780826112583

A Guide for Mental Health Professionals

Author: L. Kevin Hamberger PhD, Christopher R. Ovide EdD, Eric L. Weiner PhD


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"A helpful primer on collaboration for a wide range of therapists who are considering working closely with primary care physicians. This practical book will help!"--William J. Doherty, PhD, Dept. of Family and Social Sciences, University of Minnesota

This book provides detailed, concrete, and practical information on successful collaborations between physicians and mental health service providers. The authors draw on their experience in working with physicians on referrals in a variety of clinical settings and specialties. Mental health professionals will find important basic skills such as how to present their credentials to medical providers; negotiate through the referral process; follow through after a referral; and report back to physicians on cases. Here is a guidebook for clinical psychologists, family therapists, social workers, and others who want to establish more effective collaborations with medical colleagues.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date April 13, 1999
  • Page Count 156
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826112583
  • EISBN 9780826197023

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction: The Purpose and Scope of This Book
  2. Understanding Culture: Similarities Between Physicians and Mental Healthl Providers
  3. Cross-Cultural Differences Between Mental Health Professionals and Physicians
  4. Getting Known: Negotiating the Medical Care Community
  5. First Contacts
  6. Continuing Collaboration
  7. Training Physicians to Collaborate: The Collaborative Family Conference
  8. Summary and Future Directions

  9. References