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Tables of Contents for The Mental Health Technology Bible
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
ix
3
Acknowledgments
xii
2
Notes from the Authors
xiv
 
PART 1 Introduction
1
14
CHAPTER 1 Introduction and Overview
3
12
Why You Need to Technologize
3
2
What Types of Technology Do You Need?
5
1
What Will This Technology Cost?
5
1
What Will You Get for this Investment?
5
1
Are the Choices Difficult?
6
1
Public Attitudes toward Technology
6
5
Eager Adopters
8
1
Hesitant "Prove-Its"
9
1
Resisters
10
1
Our Study of Psychologists
11
1
How This Book Is Organized
12
3
PART 2 The Hardware
15
34
CHAPTER 2 Buying or Upgrading Your Computer System
17
20
Big Blue vs. Apple: Which Is for You?
18
1
Of Clones and Compatibles...and Mice and Men
18
1
What about Windows 95?
19
1
How Fast? How Big?
20
3
The Bottom Line
23
1
Printers: They've Come a Long Way
24
1
Modems: Connecting to the World from Your Desk
25
1
Desktop, Notebook, or Laptop?
26
2
What Is the Bottom Line?
28
1
Multimedia
28
1
What about the PowerPC?
29
1
Additional Hardware to Consider
30
1
When and How to Upgrade
30
1
Support
31
6
A Not-So-Unusual Scary Scene and What to Do
32
3
Hardware Recommendations
35
2
CHAPTER 3 Facsimile (Fax) Machines
37
6
Does Everyone Have a Fax Machine?
37
1
How Does a Fax Machine Work?
37
1
What Choices Are There?
38
1
How Much Does It Cost to Send a Fax?
39
1
Do You Need a Separate Fax Telephone Line?
39
1
What Features Should You Consider?
40
1
Can You Use Your Computer as a Fax Machine?
41
1
Fax Recommendation
42
1
Fax Machine Uses
42
1
CHAPTER 4 Office Messaging Systems
43
6
Your Options
43
6
Answering Machines
44
1
Live Answering Services
45
1
Voice Mail
45
3
Answering Systems: The Bottom Line
48
1
PART 3 The Software
49
156
CHAPTER 5 Your Basic Computer Software Processing Needs
51
8
Word Processing
51
2
What Do You Need and What Does It Cost?
53
2
What Does It Cost?
54
1
What Other Software Do You Really Need?
55
4
Spreadsheet Program
56
1
Database Program
56
1
Graphics
56
1
Resources
57
1
Utility Programs
57
1
The Bottom Line on Software
57
2
CHAPTER 6 Office Management Systems
59
52
Overview
59
2
Your Options
61
4
Support
61
2
Reports
63
1
Other Options
63
2
What Is Really Important?
65
2
Look and Feel
65
1
Support
66
1
Cost
66
1
Company History
67
1
Comparing Your Choices
67
2
IBM-Compatible Environments Only
68
1
IBM and Macintosh Environments
68
1
Some Statistics
69
3
Office Management System Recommendations
72
12
IBM-Compatible Computers
73
4
Macintosh Computers
77
4
Other Opinions
81
3
A Sample Office Management Program Operation
84
5
What Can You Do Now?
89
1
Comparison of Office Management Systems
90
21
CHAPTER 7 Electronic Billing
111
6
What Is It?
111
1
How Does It Work?
111
1
What More Do I Need for Billing Electronically?
111
2
Option 1: Use Your Office Management Program
111
1
Option 2: Obtain Programs from Insurance Companies
112
1
Option 3: Hire an Outside Billing Company
112
1
What Does It Cost?
113
1
What Does It Do for Me?
113
1
When Is It Financially Feasible to Use Electronic Billing?
114
1
Are There Any Other Options?
114
3
Electronic Billing Recommendation
116
1
CHAPTER 8 Practice Tools
117
18
Computer-Based Psychological Assessment
117
10
What Is It?
117
1
What's Available?
118
1
What Do These Tests Do?
119
1
Why Are They Worthwhile?
119
1
What Are the Costs?
120
2
Ethical Guidelines
122
2
Other Issues
124
2
Avoiding Potholes on the Computerized Testing Highway
126
1
Computer-Based Assessment Recommendations
127
1
Compter-Based Treatment Delivery Systems
127
3
Example
128
1
How Well Do These Programs Work?
129
1
What Do They Cost?
129
1
Statistical Analysis Tools
130
5
CHAPTER 9 Treatment Planning and Outcome Assessment
135
14
Computerized Treatment Plans
135
9
Strengths
137
1
Weaknesses
137
1
General Features
138
1
Product Reviews
138
5
One Word of Caution
143
1
Outcome Assessment
144
5
Exactly What Is Being Measured?
145
1
Popular Outcome Assessment Measures
145
1
Our Outcome Assessment Recommendations
146
3
CHAPTER 10 Cruising the Information Superhighway
149
56
What Is the Information Superhighway?
149
1
What Does the Information Superhighway Offer Practitioners?
150
2
Information
150
1
Discussions
151
1
What Equipment Do You Need?
152
1
How Do You Get Online?
152
3
What Other Choices Do You Have?
155
2
Finding Information
157
2
Online Services
157
1
The Internet
157
2
The World Wide Web
159
1
A World Wide Web Primer
160
5
If There Is So Much out There, How Do You Ever Find Anything?
165
3
Mental Health World Wide Web Sites
168
17
General Mental Health Sites
168
2
Specialized Sites
170
15
Discussions with Other Practitioners
185
17
Electronic Mail
185
3
Mailing List Discussion Groups
188
11
Usenet Discussion Groups
199
3
Netiquette
202
3
Information Superhighway Recommendation
202
3
PART 4 What Can You Do Now?
205
6
CHAPTER 11 Tips for Consumers
207
4
RECOMMENDED READINGS
211
2
ABOUT THE CD-ROM
213
8
INDEX
221