Aging and Mental Health / Edition 2

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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

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Editorial Reviews

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"In conclusion, this book is an excellent resource for mentalhealth students and professionals working with aging adults. Itaddresses a need in the literature for a reliable text to helpinform the field of aging and mental health . . . Aging and MentalHealth is a valuable contribution to the gerontologicalliterature." (The Gerontologist, 8 August 2011)

"Segal (psychology, U. of Colorado at Colorado Springs) et al.provide a revised and updated edition of their introduction toaging and mental health for psychology students, academics, andpractitioners in gerontology, as well as service providers inpsychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing. After an overviewof basic gerontology, they consider models of mental health andtheir application to the aging, and the prevalence, assessment, andtreatment of older adults with various mental disorders, with afinal chapter on geriatric mental health practice contexts andsettings. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)"(Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)"A fullyrevised second edition offers a complete introduction to ageing andmental health for psychology students and academics, andpractitioners in gerontology. The authors present models of mentalhealth and mental illness, together with their implications fortreatment, and a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatmentapproaches." (Times Higher Education, November 2010)

An introduction for clinicians and students in any of the medical or caring professions that deal with older people. Details the reigning theoretical models of mental health and their application to later life. Case studies demonstrate how to apply theoretical perspectives in cases of cognitive impairment, depression, schizophrenia and other late-life psychoses, and other disorders and difficulties. A final sections explores contexts of practice, both from institutional and individual professional perspectives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405130752
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Series: Understanding Aging Series , #3
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 482,963
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel L. Segal is Professor of Psychology andDirector of Clinical Training at University of Colorado at ColoradoSprings.

Sara Honn Qualls is KraemerProfessor of Aging Studies, Professor of Psychology, and Directorof the Gerontology Center at University of Colorado at ColoradoSprings.

Michael A. Smyer is Professor of Psychology andProvost at Bucknell University.

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Table of Contents


Part I: Introduction:

1. Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction.

2. Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults.

Part II: Models of Mental Health in Later Life:

Part II Introduction.

3. Psychodynamic Model.

4. Cognitive-Behavioral Model.

5. Stress and Coping Model.

6. Family Systems Model.

Part II Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of MentalDisorders in Later Life.

Part III: Introduction to Mental Disorders:

Part III Introduction.

7. Cognitive Impairment.

8. Depression.

9. Severe Mental Disorders in Older Adults: Schizophrenia andOther Late-Life Psychoses: Stephen J. Bartels (Dartmouth Centersfor Health and Aging).

10. Anxiety, Sexual, and Sleep Disorders.

11. Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and Marital/FamilyConflict.

12. Settings and Contexts of Mental Health Services.



Name Index.

Subject Index.

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