Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Behavioral Healthcare is a monthly newsletter published by the Vendome Group L.L.C. in New York, N.Y. Its subject is the business aspect of behavioral healthcare and its audience is comprised of professionals working in the healthcare field.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 9, October

An Assault on Trauma and Addiction
Recent articles indicate chat 15 percent of American and 6.1 percent of Canadian military personnel return home from conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depressive disorder (MDD), and...
An Assault on Trauma and Addiction: Returning Military Personnel Often Carry Hidden Wounds That Need Intensive, Long-Term Addiction Treatment
Recent articles indicate that 15 percent of American and 6.1 percent of Canadian military personnel return home from conflicts such as Iraq and Afghanistan with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depressive disorder (MDD), and...
An Option for Tight Training Budgets
The last few years have had a devastating economic impact in many areas, including the field of behavioral healthcare. Today, providers are especially challenged to provide adequate professional development opportunities. Yet, training budgets are often...
An Option for Tight Training Budgets: Internally-Developed Corporate Universities Allow Organizations to Foster a Culture of Teaching and Learning among Staff
The last few years have had a devastating economic impact in many areas, including the field of behavioral healthcare. Today, providers are especially challenged to provide adequate professional development opportunities. Yet, training budgets are...
Can Design Promote Healing?
As seen in Healthcare Design, Vol. 10. No. 2Throughout the last century, the shift in perception of mental illness from incurable to controllable has expanded the possibilities of traditional healing. Medication and therapy are now seen as successful...
Can Design Promote Healing? Evidence-Based Design Can Make a Difference for Adolescent Patients, Interior Designer Says
As seen in Healthcare Design, Vol. 10, No. 2 Throughout the last century, the shift in perception of mental illness from incurable to controllable has expanded the possibilities of traditional healing. Medication and therapy are now seen as successful...
Coalition Weathers a Storm
In response to a lack of consumer participation in follow-up care in the area, the Gulf Coast Center (GCC) - the regional mental health authority' for Galveston and Brazoria Counties in southeast Texas - began collaborating with other local agencies...
Coalition Weathers a Storm: After Hurricane Ike, a Provider Uses Its Continuum of Care Model to Help the Community Recover
In response to a lack of consumer participation in follow-up care in the area, the Gulf Coast Center (GCC)--the regional mental health authority for Galveston and Brazoria Counties in southeast Texas--began collaborating with other local agencies to...
Establishing Rapport in Telehealth
Most new hires at ProtoCall Services' AAS- and CARFaccred ited crisis and i ? formation callcenters in Portland, Ore., and Grandville, Mich., watch an unusual training video. In it, comedian Phil Hartman gets "customer service" from a rude, disinterested...
Establishing Rapport in Telehealth: Counselors Translate "Attending" Skills to Media beyond the Traditional Face-to-Face Session
Most new hires at ProtoCall Services' AAS- and CARF-accredited crisis and information call centers in Portland, Ore., and Grandville, Mich., watch an unusual training video. In it, comedian Phil Hartman gets "customer service" from a rude, disinterested...
Focus on 'Can' Leads Cmhc to Success
Carl Clark, MD, believed in recovery Iongbefore the behavioral healthcare industry adopted it as a model of treatment. As a child, he witnessed recovery firsthand when his hither, then in his mid-30s, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Rather than...
Focus on 'Can' Leads Cmhc to Success: Carl Clark, MD, Focuses Consumers and Staff on What They Can Do, Not What They Can't, to Promote Recovery and Growth
Carl Clark, MD, believed in recovery long before the behavioral healthcare industry adopted it as a model of treatment. As a child, he witnessed recovery firsthand when his father, then in his mid-30s, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Rather than...
Ketamine: A Fast-Acting Antidepressant?
A revolutionary breakthrough in the treatment of depression occurred in the late 1950s with the discovery of the monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants. Since then, newer agents, starting with Prozac, were introduced. These newer...
Ketamine: A Fast-Acting Antidepressant? Researchers Identify a Pathway Associated with a Faster Onset of Antidepressant Effects
A revolutionary break-through in the treatment of depression occurred in the late 1950s with the discovery of the monoamine oxidase inhibitors and tricyclic antidepressants. Since then, newer agents, starting with Prozac, were introduced. These newer...
Peer Specialists Can Prevent Suicides
Peer specialists, or trained paraprofessionale who are current or former consumers of behavioral health services, are part of a paradigm shift in behavioral health: They embody the recovery model and, as they participate in greater numbers, act as the...
Peer Specialists Can Prevent Suicides: Properly Trained Peers Play a Vital Role in Regional Suicide Prevention Effort
Peer specialists, or trained paraprofessionals who are current or former consumers of behavioral health services, are part of a paradigm shift in behavioral health: They embody the recovery model and, as they participate in greater numbers, act as...
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Web-based IT Solutions - Furniture and FurnishingsWEB-BASED IT SOLUTIONSB Sharp Technologies Inc.B Sharp Technologies has been providing solutions for mental health and addictions for over a decade to hospitals, clinics, and other points of care delivery....
Reform Promises Dollars, but Not Soon Enough
In August, after a lengthy battle, Congress finally extended its "enhanced" federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) beyond aschcdu led expiration in December 2010, providing a 3.2 percent FMAP boost from January to March and a 1.2 percent boost...
Reform Promises Dollars, but Not Soon Enough: Hit Hard by Recessionary Cuts, Providers Battle Their Way toward a Brighter Future
In August, after a lengthy battle, Congress finally extended its "enhanced" federal medical assistance percentage (FMAP) beyond a scheduled expiration in December 2010, providing a 3.2 percent FMAP boost from January to March and a 1.2 percent boost...
Screening Is a Two-Way Street
Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) in Fall River, Mass., has been ahead of the curve since its founding in 2977. As the first agency in the state to provide alcohol and drug treatment in the same place, integrating services was a core component...
Screening Is a Two-Way Street: SSTAR Drives Screening for Primary and Behavioral Health Concerns at Home and throughout the Community
Stanley Street Treatment and Resources (SSTAR) in Fall River, Mass., has been ahead of the curve since its founding in 1977. As the first agency in the state to provide alcohol and drug treatment in the same place, integrating services was a core component...
Telepsychiatry's Benefits Are Hd Clear
Through a telemedicine partnership arranged between ValueOptions, Verizon, and Tandberg, the David Lawrence Center (DLC) of Naples, FIa., is now delivering telepsychiatry services to residents of Imokalee. Imokalee is an agricultural community located...
Telepsychiatry's Benefits Are HD Clear: Partners Explain How Telemedicine Overcomes Access, Language, and Service Barriers in Florida
Through a telemedicine partnership arranged between ValueOptions, Verizon, and Tandberg, the David Lawrence Center (DLC) of Naples, Fla., is now delivering telepsychiatry services to residents of Imokalee. Imokalee is an agricultural community located...
Too Many Labels, Too Little Understanding
I'm sure that I join many of you in being disappointed, but not surprised, by the findings of a recent Indiana University-Columbia University study, published in the online American Journal of Psychiatry last month, that found no change in prejudice...
Too Many Labels, Too Little Understanding
I'm sure that I join many of you in being disappointed, but not surprised, by the findings of a recent Indiana University-Columbia University study, published in the online American Journal of Psychiatry last month, that found no change in prejudice...
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