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Textbook of Psychiatric Administration and Leadership, Third Edition

Edited by Sy Saeed, M.D., M.S., FACPsych, John Lauriello, M.D., and Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.

  • 2023
  • 524 Pages
  • ISBN 978-1-61537-434-2
  • Item #37434

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The delivery of, and access to, health care—including mental health care—is evolving more rapidly now than ever before. As the current cohort of psychiatric administrators and leaders approach the end of their careers, two options remain: abdicating leadership to nonclinical administrators or nonpsychiatric physicians or equipping a future generation of psychiatric leaders to advocate on behalf of providers and patients.

Arguing that the latter is essential to a strong behavioral health care system, this third edition of the Textbook of Psychiatric Administration and Leadership consolidates the insights of a curated group of experts to both increase the knowledge of young, aspiring leaders and help more established leaders refine their skills.

Written in a clear, practical style accessible to readers at any stage of their careers, chapters include evidence-based insights and best practices on topics that include

  • Organizational theory
  • Leadership
  • Business development and revenue generation
  • Financing of health care services
  • Quality and performance improvement
  • Talent acquisition and management
  • Leading a healthy team, addressing staff burnout, and cultivating well-being
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Using health information technology

Throughout the textbook, case vignettes serve to translate information from page to practice. Each subject area is also examined through the lens of the needs and choices of both patients and personnel and considers a multiplicity of perspectives, including culture, gender, and race.

With information on additional resources for furthering knowledge and sources for mentorship, the Textbook of Psychiatric Administration and Leadership is a necessary first step on the path to leadership for mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice providers, nurses, and social workers, whether still in training or having been in practice for years.


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • PART I: Basic Concepts
  • Chapter 1. Psychiatric Leadership
  • Chapter 2. Organizational Theory: The Advance of Scientific Management, Behavioral Science, and Social Science in the Workplace
  • Chapter 3. Behavioral Health Care Landscape: Who Needs It? Who Buys It?
  • Chapter 4. The Voice of Recovery
  • PART II: Program Development and Strategies for Dealing With Organizational Challenges
  • Chapter 5. Organized Psychiatric Health Care Systems: Private Practices, Community-Based Clinics, Hospitals, and Health Systems
  • Chapter 6. Planning
  • Chapter 7. Business Development: Revenue Generation, Marketing, and Philanthropy
  • PART III: Management
  • Chapter 8. Implementation: Principles and Challenges
  • Chapter 9. Training: What Do Psychiatrists Need to Learn About Administration?
  • Chapter 10. Governance: Internal (Institutional) and External (Governmental Legislation and Regulation): Who Runs and Navigates?
  • Chapter 11. Introduction to Talent Management: Acquiring and Retaining the Talent Essential to Success
  • Chapter 12. Fundamentals of Human Resource Management
  • Chapter 13. No More Frostbite and Other Management and Leadership Strategies
  • Chapter 14. Financing of Health Care Services
  • Chapter 15. Leading a Healthy Team: Addressing Staff Burnout and Cultivating Well-Being
  • Chapter 16. Diversity and Leadership
  • PART IV: Law and Ethics
  • Chapter 17. Legal and Regulatory Issues Affecting Psychiatric Practice
  • Chapter 18. Psychiatric Malpractice
  • Chapter 19. Ethics in Clinical Leadership
  • PART V: Evaluation of Psychiatric Services
  • Chapter 20. Institutional Accreditation and Licensure
  • Chapter 21. Quality and Performance Improvement
  • Chapter 22. Outcome Assessment and Measurement-Based Care
  • PART VI: Information Technology
  • Chapter 23. Health Information Technology
  • Chapter 24. Using Technology for Providing Care
  • Chapter 25. Privacy and Security for Psychiatry Health Information Technology
  • PART VII: Conclusion
  • Chapter 26. Leadership: A Personal Perspective


    Rashi Aggarwal, M.D.
    George Alvarado, M.D.
    Daniel J. Balog, M.D.
    Victor J. A. Buwalda, M.D., Ph.D., IDFAPA
    Steven R. Chan, M.D., M.B.A.
    Cassy Christianson, M.A.
    Stephanie Cripps, M.D.
    Bernadette A. Cullen, M.B., B.Ch., MRCPsych
    Christopher Czapla, M.D.
    Mark D'Agostino, M.D., M.S., M.Sc.
    Charles H. Dukes, M.D., FAPA
    Carol S. Garlick, C.F.R.E.
    Grace W. Gengoux, Ph.D., BCBA-D
    Lawrence Goldberg, M.D., DLFAPA
    Brian M. Hepburn, M.D.
    Don Hilty, M.D., M.B.A.
    Poh Choo How, M.D., Ph.D.
    Robert M. Kolodner, M.D., FACMI, LFAPA
    Stephen I. Kramer, M.D., DLFAPA
    Elisabeth J. S. Kunkel, M.D.
    John Lauriello, M.D.
    Rupinder Legha, M.D.
    Steven Lindley, M.D., Ph.D.
    Mehul Mankad, M.D.
    Shawn J. Mawhiney
    William E. Narrow, M.D., M.P.H.
    Stephen G. Noffsinger, M.D.
    Uchenna Okoye, M.D., M.P.H.Attending Psychiatrist, Alameda Health System, San Leandro, California
    Britta K. Ostermeyer, M.D., M.B.A., DFAPAProfes
    Michelle Parish, Ph.D.
    Jorge R. Petit, M.D.
    Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A.
    Robert P. Roca, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
    Sy Atezaz Saeed, M.D., M.S., FACPsych
    John Santopietro, M.D., DFAPA
    Manish Sapra, M.D., M.M.M.
    Erika F. H. Saunders, M.D.
    Adrienne Saxton, M.D.
    Miriam Schwartz
    Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D., M.P.A.
    Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.
    Jay H. Shore, M.D., M.P.H.
    Stuart B. Silver, M.D.
    Ines J. Sleeboom-van Raaij, M.D.
    Giovanna Lee Sobrinho, M.D.
    Wesley E. Sowers, M.D.
    Arlene Hahn Stephenson, M.A.S., NHDP-BC
    Richard Summers, M.D.
    Marvin S. Swartz, M.D.
    Kevin Trenney, C.P.S.
    Patrick Triplett, M.D.
    Mary C. Vance, M.D., M.Sc.
    Ashley H. VanDercar, M.D., J.D.
    Michael J. Vergare, M.D.
    Tobias Wasser, M.D
    John Elgin Wilkaitis, M.D., M.B.A., CPE, DFAPA, DFAACAP, FASAM
    Craig Williams, Ph.D., SPHR
    Peter Yellowlees, M.B.B.S., M.D.

About the Authors

Sy Atezaz Saeed, M.D., M.S., is Professor and Chairman Emeritus in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina; Founding Director of the ECU Center for Telepsychiatry and e-Behavioral Health; and Founding Executive Director of the North Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program (NC-STeP).

John Lauriello, M.D., is Daniel Lieberman Professor and Chair at Thomas Jefferson University in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Laura Weiss Roberts, M.D., M.A., is Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor at Stanford University and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

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