Casebook of clinical geropsychology: International Perspectives on Practice

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Geropsychology - the field of psychology concerned with the psychological, behavioural, biological, and social aspects of aging - has developed rapidly in the past 2 decades, in response to the ever increasing aging population worldwide. This clinical casebook describes current best practice in managing complex cases involving common mental health issues in later life. It includes chapters by leading authorities in the field - both experienced clinicians and educators - who address contemporary issues in clinical work with older adults. It will be useful for clinicians wishing to update their practice, educators looking for case material to enrich their didactic courses, and students and fledgling practitioners seeking guidance in approaching casework with older adults. The book spans the international arena of practice, illustrating both universal themes in clinical work as well as regional practice issues that can inform health professionals more broadly. Each chapter is designed to inform the reader about the rich context in which clinical work occurs, including how the setting, the therapist's approach and the nature of the problem interact to influence outcomes. Throughout, the cases have been carefully chosen to reflect archetypal scenarios and provide practical, empirically informed guidance for assessment, formulation and interventions. The cases included deal with complex issues of diagnosis and formulation, assessment and intervention techniques, ethical and legal issues, and interdisciplinary perspectives that will appeal to a wide range of mental health professionals. The text provides points for reflection from the cases, as well as key references in the area, with an emphasis on current issues and theoretical perspectives. Providing a range of expertise in a single source, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with the mental health needs of older people.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199583553
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Nancy A. Pachana is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of ageing, and has been teaching and conducting research in the field of geropsychology for almost 20 years. Her main research interests include driving in later life, novel interventions in residential aged care environments and assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in later life. She has a strong interest in improving the training of mental health professionals internationally, particularly in psychology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992.

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Table of Contents

Psychotherapeutic Perspectives
1. Sexual orientation issues in the context of interpersonal therapy for late life depression, Greg Hinrichson
2. Treatment of depression in later life using cognitive behavior therapy, Ken Laidlaw & Dichelle Wong
3. Caregiving issues in a therapeutic context: new insights from the acceptance and commitment approach, Maria Marquez-Gonzalez, Rosa Romero-Moreno & Andres Losada
4. Psychodynamic approaches to the challenges of ageing, Jane Garner & Sandra Evans
5. Couples therapy: relationships, intimacy and sexuality in later life, Kim Halford
6. Think family: systemic therapy in later life, Susan Benbow & Gillian Goodwillie
7. Process issues in psychotherapy supervision, Bob Knight
Conceptualisations in a diagnostic context
8. Treating late-life anxiety in chronic medical illness and cognitive impairment, Inger Hilde Nordhus & Minna J. Hynninen
9. The treatment of challenging behaviours in care facilities, Ian James
10. The importance of feedback and communication strategies with older adults: therapeutic and ethical considerations, Nancy A. Pachana, Helen Paton, and Natasha Squelch
11. Insomnia and sleep disorders, Simon Smith
12. Personality disorders in later life, Erlene Rosowsky & Dan Segal
13. Bereavement issues in later life, Gerard Byrne
Approaches to specific populations
14. Psychotherapy with the oldest old, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
15. Values, validity and ethical angst: assessment of mental capacity in older adults, Bret Hicken, Angela Plowhead, and William Gibson
16. Clinical geropsychology in long term care facilities, Anne Margriet Pot & Bernadette Willemse
17. Suicide in later life, Helen Fung-kum Chiu

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