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Aging and Mental Health, 2nd Edition

December 2010, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This fully revised and updated second edition provides a complete introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitioners working in the field of gerontology.
  • 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
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Preface.

Part I: Introduction:

1. Mental Health and Aging: An Introduction.

2. Basic Gerontology for Working with Older Adults.

Part II: Models of Mental Health in Later Life:

Part II Introduction.

3. Psychodynamic Model.

4. Cognitive-Behavioral Model.

5. Stress and Coping Model.

6. Family Systems Model.

Part II Summary and Commentary: Choosing Among Models of Mental Disorders in Later Life.

Part III: Introduction to Mental Disorders:

Part III Introduction.

7. Cognitive Impairment.

8. Depression.

9. Severe Mental Disorders in Older Adults: Schizophrenia and Other Late-Life Psychoses: Stephen J. Bartels (Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging).

10. Anxiety, Sexual, and Sleep Disorders.

11. Substance Abuse, Personality Disorders, and Marital/Family Conflict.

12. Settings and Contexts of Mental Health Services.

Epilogue.

References.

Name Index.

Subject Index.

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Daniel L. Segal is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Training at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

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.

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  • Fully updated to reflect recent changes in both research and practice in the field
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  • 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 reflect recent changes in both research and practice in the field
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"In conclusion, this book is an excellent resource for mental health students and professionals working with aging adults. It addresses a need in the literature for a reliable text to help inform the field of aging and mental health . . . Aging and Mental Health is a valuable contribution to the gerontological literature." (The Gerontologist, 8 August 2011)

"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)

Given today's demographics, any adult mental health practice will almost certainly include older adults. Students and practitioners will learn much from this book. The format, clarity, up to date research- informing- treatment, and use of case material are excellent.
—Erlene Rosowsky, Harvard Medical School

With the bonus addition of a full chapter devoted to ‘Anxiety, Sexual and Sleep Disorders’, the revised edition of “Aging and Mental Health” by Segal, Qualls and Smyer is a worthy sequel to their earlier volume. Loaded with the latest in scientific research and seasoned with years of clinical experience, this book only could have been authored by dyed-in-the-wool scientist practitioners steeped in the geriatric mental health care tradition. The vignettes make the facts in the text come alive, and will engage students in the mental health field to become absorbed in the basics of state-of-the-art evidence-based practice for older adults.
—Victor Molinari, University of South Florida

This book builds on the very successful first edition of Aging and Mental Health published over a decade ago, but integrates the current research literature making this book a staple for geropsychologists. The authors provide theoretical grounding in lifespan developmental psychology and several models of psychotherapy along with case examples and assessment tools for use with older adults. This balanced approach makes it an excellent choice for use as a text in advanced undergraduate and graduate courses. The compelling content and rapid growth of older adults worldwide make this book one that all mental health professionals should own.
—Karen Hooker, Oregon State University Center for Healthy Aging Research

I really like this book.  Aging and Mental Health is a readable, clinically-friendly, and research-informed volume written by people who have shaped the field of professional geropsychology.    This would be my choice for an introductory text on this topic.
—Gregory A. Hinrichsen, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This wonderful volume provides a timely update of a trusted resource for trainees and professionals alike who wish to enter mental health practice with older adults.
—Amy Fiske, West Virginia University

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December 2010, ©2011
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