Title Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults
Subtitle A Guide for Mental Health Professionals
Author Gregory A. Hinrichsen
ISBN 9781433831102
List price USD 49.99
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 234
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher American Psychological Association (Eurospan Group)
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Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
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Every day 10,000 baby boomers turn 65, and by 2030 more than 20% of US residents will be 65 or older. Mental health professionals must become familiar with the unique needs of this growing population.

Using the APA Guidelines for Psychological Practice With Older Adults and the Pikes Peak Model for Training in Professional Geropsychology, this book shows mental health providers how to expand their practice in order to treat older adults.

Chapters describe tools and techniques for assessing and treating common conditions that practitioners encounter when working with older adults, including depression, anxiety, cognitive impairment, and prescription drug misuse. Clinical case examples demonstrate how to deliver interventions while avoiding common interactional pitfalls.

Includes expert recommendations for assessment tools, additional readings, and online resources.




Chapter 1. Thinking About Aging and Work in the Field of Aging

Chapter 2. Facts About Aging and the Lifespan Developmental Perspective

Chapter 3. Overview of Assessment

Chapter 4. Overview of Treatment

Chapter 5. Assessment and Treatment of Depression and Anxiety

Chapter 6. Assessment and Treatment of Cognitive Impairment, Problem Alcohol Use, and Prescription Drug Misuse

Chapter 7. Summary and Next Steps

Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Assessment Screening Instruments


About the Author

About the Author:

During more than 40 years in the field of aging, Dr. Hinrichsen has provided clinical services, conducted research, directed psychology internship and fellowship programs, contributed to public policy and aging, and had leadership roles in aging-related professional organizations. He is the former U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Director of Community Mental Health. He is on the faculty of the Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City and also in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Hinrichsen lives in New York City, NY.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for those who want to learn the professional lay of the land in geropsychology.


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