Aging and Mental Health - eBook
Aging and Mental Health - eBook  -     By: Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer
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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781444390865
ISBN-13: 9781444390865

Publisher's Description

This fully revised and updated second edition provides a completeintroduction to aging and mental health for psychology studentstaking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitionersworking in the field of gerontology.
  • 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

Author Bio

Daniel L. Segal is Professor of Psychology andDirector of Clinical Training at University of Colorado at ColoradoSprings.

Sara Honn Qualls is KraemerProfessor of Aging Studies, Professor of Psychology, and Directorof the Gerontology Center at University of Colorado at ColoradoSprings.

Michael A. Smyer is Professor of Psychology andProvost at Bucknell University.

Editorial Reviews

"In conclusion, this book is an excellent resource for mentalhealth students and professionals working with aging adults. Itaddresses a need in the literature for a reliable text to helpinform the field of aging and mental health . . . Aging and MentalHealth is a valuable contribution to the gerontologicalliterature." (The Gerontologist, 8 August 2011)

"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)

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