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This fully revised and updated second edition provides a complete introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitioners working in the field of gerontology.* Offers a comprehensive review of models of mental health and mental illness, along with their implications for treatment of older adults * Provides a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches that both students and practitioners will find useful * Uses case studies to link theory and practice * Fully updated to include discussion of the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols in the field of mental health; the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and an appreciation of its implications for a variety of functional behaviors; and a changing understanding of long-term care away from a focus on institutional care and toward a broader spectrum of services
Daniel L. Segal is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Sara Honn Qualls is Kraemer Professor of Aging Studies, Professor of Psychology, and Director of the Gerontology Center at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Michael A. Smyer is Professor of Psychology and Provost at Bucknell University.
Table of Contents
|Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction|
|Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults|
|Models of Mental Health in Later Life|
|Part II: Introduction|
|Stress and Coping Model|
|Family Systems Model|
|Part II Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of Mental Disorders in Later Life|
|Introduction to Mental Disorders|
|Part III: Introduction|
|Severe Mental Disorders in Older Adults: Schizophrenia and Other Late-Life Psychoses: Stephen J. Bartels (Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging)|
|Anxiety, Sexual, and Sleep Disorders|
|Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and Marital/Family Conflict|
|Settings and Contexts of Mental Health Services|
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