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Publication Date: 2010
- Offers a comprehensive review of models of mental health andmental illness, along with their implications for treatment ofolder adults
- Provides a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatmentapproaches that both students and practitioners will finduseful
- Uses case studies to link theory and practice
- Fully updated to include discussion of the development andimplementation of evidence-based treatment protocols in the fieldof mental health; the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairmentand an appreciation of its implications for a variety of functionalbehaviors; and a changing understanding of long-term care away froma focus on institutional care and toward a broader spectrum ofservices
Sara Honn Qualls is
Michael A. Smyer is Professor of Psychology andProvost at Bucknell University.
"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)