In this collection of articles spanning 65 years as a clinical psychologist, Nick A. Cummings selects articles that heralded often far in advance each phase of clinical psychology’s evolution to the present. A pioneer in effecting change, Cummings established the first free-standing professional school of clinical psychology, demonstrated that medical utilization was reduced with psychotherapy, was an early proponent of universal healthcare, fought for the inclusion of psychotherapy in National Health Insurance, established Biodyne, the first private managed care firm for mental health coverage, and battled to maintain psychological services for children against the trend toward medication. This resource will teach not just the history of psychology, but what lies ahead.
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Introduction Article 1. The California School of Professional Psychology: One Alternative to the Extinction of Professional Psychology. Nicholas A. Cummings Article 2. Psychiatric Services and Medical Utilization in a Prepaid Health Plan Setting I William T. Follette and Nicholas A. Cummings Article 3. Psychiatric Services and Medical Utilization in a Prepaid Health Plan Setting: Part II Nicholas A. Cummings and William T. Follette Article 4. The Anatomy of Psychotherapy Under National Health Insurance Nicholas A. Cummings Article 5. Turning Bread Into Stones Our Modern Antimiracle Nicholas A. Cummings Article 6. Arguments for the Financial Efficacy of Psychological Services in Health Care Settings Nicholas A. Cummings Article 7. A Collaborative Primary Care/Behavioral Health Model for the Use of Psychotropic Medication With Children and Adolescents: The Report of a National Retrospective Study Nicholas A. Cummings and Jack G. Wiggins Article 8. The Next Phase in the Evolution of Behavioral Care and Its Re-empowerment of the Practitioner Nicholas A. Cummings Article 9. A New Vision of Healthcare for America Nicholas A. Cummings Article 10. Behavioral Health in Primary Care: Dollars and Sense Nicholas A. Cummings Article 11. Medical costs, Medicaid, and managed mental health treatment: The Hawaii study Nicholas A. Cummings Article 12. Universal Healthcare: Readings for Mental Health Professionals Nicholas A. Cummings Article 13. We are not a Healthcare Business: Our Inadvertent Vow of Poverty Nicholas A. Cummings, Janet L. Cummings, and William O’Donohue Article 14. Getting Away from Professional Psychology’s Sado-Masochistic Marriage to Academia Nicholas A. Cummings