Handbook of Mental Health Administration and Management

Handbook of Mental Health Administration and Management

Clinicians who understand mental health care administration in addition to their clinical fields are likely to be valuable to the organizations in which they work. This handbook is an accessible source of information for professionals coming from either clinical or management backgrounds. Sections offer coverage in: mental health administrative principles, mental health care management, business, finance and funding of care, information technology, human resources and legal issues.

“This towering accomplishment is an invaluable resource for clinician-managers. Thoughtfully organized and elaborately detailed, the Handbook sets a new standard for comprehensive, in-depth coverage of the information needed for understanding and practicing contemporary administration and management of mental healthcare services.”

— Paul Rodenhauser, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Assistant Dean, Tulane University School of Medicine, past-president, American Association of Psychiatric Administrators, and editor of Mental HealthCare Administration: A Guide for Practitioners


“…A comprehensive, thorough and up-to-date text on the practice of mental health administration in today’s complex world. It combines clinical insight with modern management- and business- oriented creativity that is essential no matter what institution or community-based setting one might find oneself in mental health care delivery today.it should be on the bookshelf of every manager and administrator in our rapidly growing field.”

— Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., President and CEO, Sheppard Pratt Health System, Baltimore, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland


“The quality of mental health care is determined by only two things-resources and leadership. Every psychiatric residency and clinical training program should require a course in leadership; finally, there is a text that is up to the job.”

— Joel Dvoskin, Ph.D., ABPP, former Acting Commissioner of Mental Health for the State of New York and Consultant for mental health administrators throughout the U.S


“For the public mental health system to survive and flourish there must be good leaders who are willing to work in government. The editors have created a valuable resource for the training, development, and grounding of our future leaders.”

— Leigh Steiner, Ph.D., Associate Director of Mental Health, State of Illinois