Overview

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. It will also be of interest to service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing, and to clinicians who are experienced mental health service providers but who...
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Aging and Mental Health

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Overview

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. It will also be of interest to service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing, and to clinicians who are experienced mental health service providers but who have not had much experience of working with older adults.

The new edition of Aging and Mental Health offers a detailed and comprehensive discussion of the reigning theoretical models of mental health, and their application to later life. These discussions are supplemented by case material that allows the reader to apply theoretical perspectives to the problems and prospects of later life. The authors also include the most recent information on various types of mental disorders and effective therapeutic techniques for working with older adults. This combination of theory and practice helps readers conceptualize mental health disorders and problems in later life and negotiate the complex decisions involved with the assessment and treatment of those problems.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444390865
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/4/2010
  • Series: Understanding Aging
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 731,103
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 9.84 (h) x 0.59 (d)
  • File size: 3 MB

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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Table of Contents

Preface.

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 Mental Disorders 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 and Other Late-Life Psychoses: Stephen J. Bartels (Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging).

10. Anxiety, Sexual, and Sleep Disorders.

11. Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and Marital/Family Conflict.

12. Settings and Contexts of Mental Health Services.

Epilogue.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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