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Publication Date: 2010
- 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
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.
"Segal (psychology, U. of Colorado at Colorado Springs) et al. provide a revised and updated edition of their introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students, academics, and practitioners in gerontology, as well as service providers in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and nursing. After an overview of basic gerontology, they consider models of mental health and their application to the aging, and the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of older adults with various mental disorders, with a final chapter on geriatric mental health practice contexts and settings. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)" (Reference and Research Book News, February 2011)"A fully revised second edition offers a complete introduction to ageing and mental health for psychology students and academics, and practitioners in gerontology. The authors present models of mental health and mental illness, together with their implications for treatment, and a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches." (Times Higher Education, November 2010)