Author Maria Corwin offers a text that addresses the current concerns that readers may have regarding shorter treatment programs. As stated in her preface, her goal is to "help readers and clinical workers gain a sense of competency and confidence in doing time-limited work."
In seeking to help clinicians and students gain a sense of competency in learning/applying existing behavioral health care skills in the time-limited treatment environment required by managed care, Corwin (Bryn Mawr College) addresses concerns about, the specific tasks and theoretical foundation of such therapy with diverse clients in diverse settings. Chapters include case examples, assessment-intervention exercises with an answer key, and recommended reading. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)