Spending Less Time On The Couch

Simon H. Budman is one psychologist who isn't suffering the constraints of managed mental-health care. As the director of mental-health training at Harvard Community Health Plan--New England's largest HMO--he says he's "catching the wave" of change. That's because Budman, age 47, is also the founder and president of Innovative Training Systems Inc., a consulting company based in Milford, Mass. Hired by managed- mental-health-care companies, hospitals, and community health centers, the company trains old-school therapists in Budman's methods of "time effective" treatment.

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