Both students and practicing mental health practitioners will find a well-researched, practical model for comprehensive, well-coordinated,
and quality care that all patients deserve.
Emphasizing the advantages of an integrated approach to health care, this book outlines the skills mental health professionals need to work successfully in a health care setting. The book offers specific advice on building collaborative medical care. Appendices detail problems with existing models, the components of the biopsychosocial model, common terms, recognized medical specialties, and group feedback and coaching exercises. The contributors are health psychologists, psychiatrists, doctors, and marriage and family therapists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)