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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

Author Biography

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
Psychodynamic Model
Cognitive-Behavioral Model
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
Cognitive Impairment
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
Name Index
Subject Index
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