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Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management

  • Pamela A. Warren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Pamela A. Warren
    Pages 11-50
  3. Daniel Bruns, Pamela A. Warren
    Pages 101-141
  4. Bettina B. Kilburn
    Pages 175-200
  5. J. David Hubbard, Pamela A. Warren, Robert M. Aurbach
    Pages 319-350
  6. Robert M. Aurbach
    Pages 387-425
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 453-463

About this book



This authoritative handbook provides an up-to-date, interdisciplinary understanding of behavioral health issues and their management within disability systems. It examines today’s complex mismatches between providers, pinpointing related obstacles to relevant diagnosis, referrals, and care while making a solid case for better coordination and collaboration between primary care physicians and a wide range of disability and mental health specialists. Chapters review current findings on common job-related mental health and psychosocial issues, and guide readers through the tangle of insurance and legal concerns typically associated with disability cases. This elegant framework models more effective case management, leading to enhanced client satisfaction and functioning, and improved individual and system outcomes.


Among the topics covered:


  •         A critique of the behavioral health disability system.
  •          Systemic-caused iatrogenic behavioral health disability and contradiction between diagnostic systems.
  •         Effective psychological evaluation and management of behavioral health concerns.
  •         Behavioral health disability and occupational medicine—concepts and practices.
  •          Physical therapy treatment and the impact of behavioral health concerns.
  •          A neuroplastic model of secondary contribution to behavioral health disability: theory and implications.

With its practical solutions to large-scale health care problems, the Handbook of Behavioral Health Disability Management is necessary reading for health psychologists and professionals in rehabilitation, psychotherapy and counseling, occupational medicine, and allied fields as well as other stakeholders involved in the disability process.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Pamela A. Warren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryCarle Physician Group and University of Illinois Medical SchoolMonticelloUSA

About the editors

Pamela Warren, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in occupational health psychology. She serves in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois School of Education and in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois School of Medicine. She maintains a clinical practice and provides professional consultation to medical and mental health professionals, employers, insurers, governmental agencies, and case managers on management and prevention of psychological disability. Dr. Warren received her doctoral degree from Southern Illinois University in 1993. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Association of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback.In 2011, Dr. Warren published Behavioral Health Disability: Innovations in Prevention and Management with Springer.

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