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Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace: A Handbook for Organizations and Clinicians Hardcover – 2003

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ISBN-13: 978-0787962159 ISBN-10: 0787962155 Edition: 1st

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"It contains some powerful tools and imagery that could help many people." (Doody's Book Review, 5/28/2004)

"This is a book worth reading." (The Occupational Psychologist, August 2003)

"Two doctors have taken a close look at the sometimes slippery landscape of office personalities..." (Sun-Times (Chicago, IL), November 3, 2003)


"This important book is a must for top management, human resources practitioners and corporate mental health professionals. It shows the way to a comprehensive mental health strategy and that strategy's relationship to company performance. It also provides guidance for deciding how mental health benefits fit into overall benefits planning." —Robert S. Nadel, president, Human Resources Association of New York

"Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace is an outstanding work for business and mental health professionals. It provides a comprehensive psychiatric perspective on the emotional and organizational issues that are so important for today's effective management and organizational success." —Marcia K. Goin, M.D., Ph.D., clinical professor of psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, and president elect, American Psychiatric Association

"This comprehensive book will serve as a valuable guide for managers, human resource professionals, and employee assistance professionals. With up-to-date resources such as this, these professionals managers, HRPs, and EAPs will be able to view productivity as a business measure as well as identify areas in the organization in need of increased support." —Jody Dean, Ph.D., CEAP, director, employee health services, Hughes Electronics

"The velocity of change in the workplace continues to accelerate. Having the practical knowledge and an understanding of the resources available to cope with the personal stresses exacerbated by such change is essential to organizational effectiveness. This book provides both." —Mark Anders, president and CEO, BankAnnapolis

"This book will be very helpful for business leaders, health care managers, and mental health professionals trying to understand mental health care approaches to behavioral and psychological problems in the workplace. The writing is clear and the tone is dispassionate." —J. Raymond DePaulo, Jr., Henry Phipps Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 656 pages
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 1 edition (2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0787962155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0787962159
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Nagy on February 5, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace: A Handbook for Organizations and Clinicians
by Jeffrey P. Kahn, Alan M. Langlieb (Jossey-Bass) Efficiency and employee well-being are more important than ever to the overall success of organizations. Emotions are key to understanding executive effectiveness, organizational change, and corporate ethics. Stress, burnout, depression, drug abuse, violence, and other mental health problems are costing businesses billions of dollars every year in lost productivity and costs of ineffective treatment.
Mental Health and Productivity in the Workplace is a comprehensive and practical guide to identifying, understanding, preventing, and resolving individual and organizational mental health problems in the workplace. Originally published as Mental Health in the Workplace (Van Nostrand/ Wiley, 1993), this completely revised, updated, and expanded edition represents the most current thinking in the field and contains contributions from an expert panel of organizational and occupational psychiatrists. With 50 percent more chapters, this new edition adds essential material on creating systems and cultures that encourage organizational productivity and employee mental health and on finding cost-effective, quality mental health care. The book focuses on problems that start "at the top" (executive dysfunction), as well as on the effects of organizational structure, office politics, chronic change, downsizing and employment uncertainty, officewide emotional crises, and aspects of organizational development. In addition, this helpful resource includes information about such basic issues as anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and psychosis.
Written for executive management, human resource, benefits, occupational medicine, and mental health professionals, this essential handbook offers an emotionally informed guide to cost-effective implementation of policies for maximum productivity.
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