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The future of psychotherapy: one psychologist's perspective.

Authors
  • Cummings, N A
Type
Published Article
Journal
American journal of psychotherapy
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1987
Volume
41
Issue
3
Pages
349–360
Identifiers
PMID: 3631345
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The inefficient manner in which psychotherapy is delivered renders mental-health practitioners vulnerable to the new emphasis in health-cost containment. It is estimated that in 1995 most health-care delivery will be controlled by five or six giant health corporations. Fifty percent of the mental-health practitioners in independent practice today are unlikely to survive. Those who do survive will either have learned the new delivery system, or they will be employees of corporate health. As frightening as these predictions may seem, there is also a window of opportunity for psychotherapists to get their house in order and to meet the challenge.

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