Administration in mental health

, Volume 14, Issue 1, pp 44–59 | Cite as

Implications of health psychology for mental health services

  • Shelley E. Taylor


Both research evidence and the changing demographics of illness suggest an increasing need to integrate health and mental health services. Health psychology is an example of such a movement. Traditional mental health services contain vehicles for achieving this integration including preventive psychiatry, individual psychotherapy, family therapy, and group therapy, including support groups. Importing these models to health care will require some modifications and cautions, however, and attention to cost-effectiveness will be critical in achieving any integration of services. Examples of cost-effective mental health services in health care delivery are described and offered as potential models for integration.


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