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Illustrated with Abundant Clinical Material, this Book Provides Essential Knowledge and skills for effective mental health practice with older adults. It demonstrates how to evaluate and treat frequently encountered clinical problems in this population, including dementias, mood and anxiety disorders, and paranoid symptoms. Strategies are presented for implementing psychosocial interventions and integrating them with medications. The book also describes insightful approaches for supporting family caregivers and addresses the nuts and bolts of consulting in institutional settings. Combining their expertise as a researcher and an experienced clinician, the authors offer a unique perspective on the challenges facing older adults and how to help them lead more fulfilling and independent lives.
|Publisher:||Guilford Publications, Inc.|
|Edition description:||Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Clinical Practice with Older Adults
2. Normal Processes of Aging
3. Disorders of Aging: Dementia, Delirium, and Other Cognitive Problems
4. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
5. Other Common Mental Health Problems in Later Life
6. The Clinical Interview
7. Psychological Testing for Differential Diagnosis and Capacity Evaluations
8. Foundations of Treatment
9. Treatment of Depression
10. Treatment of Anxiety Symptoms
11. Treatment of Paranoid Symptoms
12. Treatment of Dementia
13. Family Caregiving
14. Consultation in Institutional Settings
15. Ethical Issues in Geriatric Psychology
Practitioners who work with older adults, including gerontologists, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, and social workers; advanced students in these areas. Serves as a text for courses in psychology and aging, gerontology, geriatric psychiatry, and social work and the aged.