It is the main argument of this book that many patients in the current healthcare system are not receiving the behavioral health treatment that they need. The current approach is the idea that for every ill, there is a pill. Dr. Cummings, former president of the APA, and a group of internationally celebrated authorities want to remind the world of a powerful resource that is being severely underutilized in the health care industry. Psychotherapy. This is not an anti-medication book. Medication is effective in specific cases. Psychotropic therapy has an important role to play in the treatment of mental and emotional conditions when prescribed appropriately. In many, if not most emotional conditions, psychotherapy brings a rapid resolution to the life problems causing or exacerbating symptoms, sparing the patient years and even a lifetime of dependence on medications that unfortunately are fraught with serious and life threatening side effects. But in this era, when psychiatrists no longer perform psychotherapy and medications are overly prescribed, the American public is being deprived of a vital therapeutic resource. Within this book information is shared by professionals who are not only academic in their approach, but have decades of practical clinical experience to draw from. Many of the authors propose cost effective measures and show how it is more efficient to use psychotherapy instead of a lifetime regiment of drugs. By restoring psychotherapy once again as the first line of intervention with mental and emotional conditions, society as a whole will be healthier and the health care system will greatly benefit from a more effective technique for dealing with mental health patients. The information in this book, presented by these authors, is an incomparable resource to anyone interested in mental health, the health care system, and psychotherapy in its practical applications.