Aging and Mental Health

Aging and Mental Health

by Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer
     
 

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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
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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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444390865
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/04/2010
Series:
Understanding Aging
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,025,144
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

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.

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