The chapters on brief group therapy, distance writing, computer-assisted training, and marital and family therapy approaches are "state-of-the-art." The chapter on children by William L. Buchanan, Ph.D., is a very lucid and clinically sound piece. I found heartening his statement that "medication should never be the primary intervention for a child’s mental disorder and…other types of psychological treatment should always be the primary focus of therapy." Being a "full-service" solo practitioner, I do all these other types of psychological treatment; I cannot imagine doing otherwise, even though most managed care companies do not pay for contacts with the school or family therapy. I use Dr. Buchanan’s time-out flow chart for the school-age child regularly in my practice. Parents and children all tell me they like it.