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The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community

The Praeger Handbook of Mental Health and the Aging Community Book
Author : Doreen Maller,Kathy Langsam
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2017-11-27
ISBN : 1440853355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A comprehensive book written by experienced practitioners, this single-volume work describes clinical competencies, specific challenges, and applications in providing services to the elderly and their caregivers. • Includes therapeutic interventions and addresses critical elements including diversity, poverty, disability, and the law and ethics of elder care • Features case studies that clearly illustrate expressive arts, animal-assisted therapy, couple's counseling, family therapy, and evidence-based treatments • Ideally suited to students, psychologists, counselors, therapists, and health professionals who work with, or aim to practice with, elderly people and their families • Enables interns in their early years of practice to ensure that their services are appropriate, client centered, client driven, and evidence-based

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging

Handbook of Mental Health and Aging Book
Author : James E. Birren,Gene D. Cohen,R. Bruce Sloane,Barry D. Lebowitz,Donna E. Deutchman,May Wykle,Nancy R. Hooyman
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2013-10-22
ISBN : 1483288145
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book is a thorough revision of one of the most comprehensive reference volumes for persons working in the area of aging and mental health. The thrust of the work is interdisciplinary, and discusses research on both clinical and practical issues in aging and mental health. The multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of subject matter from the professional as well as research realm result in a level of comprehensiveness which is distinct in the field of mental health and aging Each chapter contains a comprehensive bibliography, the compilation of which represents a definitive reference source in the field The chapters review state-of-the-art research in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences and represent the cutting-edge of current practice in psychiatry, neurology, social work, nursing, psychology, and pharmacology, among other professions The compilation of prevalence data is a much-needed addition to the current literature The multidisciplinary nature of this book and the inclusion of both clinical and practical issues makes the book distinctively comprehensive

Handbook on Ethnicity Aging and Mental Health

Handbook on Ethnicity  Aging  and Mental Health Book
Author : Deborah Padgett
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 1995
ISBN : 9780313282041
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

State-of-the-art reference by leading experts and first book-length appraisal of research, practices, and policies concerning mental health needs of the ethnic elderly in America.

Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging

Handbook of Health Psychology and Aging Book
Author : Carolyn M. Aldwin,Crystal L. Park,Avron Spiro
Publisher : Guilford Press
Release : 2007-01-26
ISBN : 1593850573
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Offering a fresh, authoritative take on a topic of increasing relevance, this book is comprehensive in scope, yet concise and accessible. Key contributors from health psychology, gerontology, and related fields pool their knowledge.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Book
Author : James E. Birren,K Warner Schaie
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2011-04-27
ISBN : 9780080456072
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, 6e provides a comprehensive summary and evaluation of recent research on the psychological aspects of aging. The 22 chapters are organized into four divisions: Concepts, Theories, and Methods in the Psychology of Aging; Biological and Social Influences on Aging; Behavioral Processes and Aging; and Complex Behavioral Concepts and Processes in Aging. The 6th edition of the Handbook is considerably changed from the previous edition. Half of the chapters are on new topics and the remaining half are on returning subjects that are entirely new presentations by different authors of new material. Some of the exciting new topics include Contributions of Cognitive Neuroscience to Understanding Behavior and Aging, Everyday Problem Solving and Decision Making, Autobiographical Memory, and Religion and Health Late in Life. The Handbook will be of use to researchers and professional practitioners working with the aged. It is also suitable for use as a textbook for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on the psychology of aging. The Handbook of the Psycology of Aging, Sixth Edition is part of the Handbooks on Aging series, including Handbook of the Biology of Aging and Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences, also in their 6th editions.

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

Handbook of the Psychology of Aging Book
Author : K Warner Schaie,Sherry L. Willis
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2010-12-21
ISBN : 9780123808837
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It also provides perspectives on the behavioral science of aging for researchers and professionals from other disciplines. The book is organized into four parts. Part 1 reviews key methodological and analytical issues in aging research. It examines some of the major historical influences that might provide explanatory mechanisms for a better understanding of cohort and period differences in psychological aging processes. Part 2 includes chapters that discuss the basics and nuances of executive function; the history of the morphometric research on normal brain aging; and the neural changes that occur in the brain with aging. Part 3 deals with the social and health aspects of aging. It covers the beliefs that individuals have about how much they can control various outcomes in their life; the impact of stress on health and aging; and the interrelationships between health disparities, social class, and aging. Part 4 discusses the emotional aspects of aging; family caregiving; and mental disorders and legal capacities in older adults. Contains all the main areas of psychological gerontological research in one volume Entire section on neuroscience and aging Begins with a section on theory and methods Edited by one of the father of gerontology (Schaie) and contributors represent top scholars in gerontology

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing Book
Author : Robert T. Woods,Linda Clare
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2008-04-15
ISBN : 9780470724354
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition retains the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. Contributions from the UK, North America, Scandinavia and Australia provide a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia), the current social service context, and assessment and intervention techniques.

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults Book
Author : Dolores Gallagher Thompson,Ann Steffen,Larry W. Thompson
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-10-12
ISBN : 0387720073
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The purpose of this book is to disseminate "best practice" models of treatment for the common mental health problems of late life, so that evidence-based practice will become the norm (rather than the exception) when working clinically with older adults. Each chapter contains reviews of the empirical literature focusing on studies conducted with elders; then they emphasize how CBT can be applied most effectively to that specific patient population. Case studies illuminate practice recommendations, and issues of diversity are likewise highlighted whenever possible.

Handbook of Aging and Mental Health

Handbook of Aging and Mental Health Book
Author : Jacob Lomranz
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-11-21
ISBN : 1489900985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This comprehensive resource responds to a growing need for theory and multidisciplinary integrative research in adult and gerontological health. Handbook of Aging and Mental Healthbrings together, for the first time, diverse strategies and methodologies as well as theoretical formulations involving psychodynamic, behavioral, psychosocial, and biological systems as they relate to aging and health. Forward-thinking in his approach, Lomranz provides the mental health, adult developmental, and geriatric professions with a single reference source that covers theory construction, empirical research, treatment, and multidisciplinary program development.

Disaster Response and Recovery

Disaster Response and Recovery Book
Author : Diane Meyers
Publisher : DIANE Publishing
Release : 1996-07
ISBN : 0788131265
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A resource on basic, practical issues related to planning & implementing disaster mental health services. Provides specific, concrete information for managers who are involved in planning services as well as practitioners who are delivering services. Chapters include checklists of actions to take before, during, & after a disaster to help staff in carrying out important actions. Provides specific activities to engage in with disaster victims. List of training manuals & materials, videotapes, suggested outreach materials & books for children.

Handbook of Minority Aging

Handbook of Minority Aging Book
Author : Keith E. Whitfield, PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2013-07-28
ISBN : 0826109640
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The array of topics covered is amazing, making this book a valuable, significant resource for many disciplines...This multidisciplinary review of the literature on minority aging presents the scholarship related to public health and 'social, behavioral, and biological concerns' of aged minorities like no other publication. Graduate students will certainly be well-served by this book, as would faculty teaching aging at both undergraduate and graduate levels...Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries "...while practitioners of gerontology, family medicine, and any professional involved in the care of the elderly will find some practical guidance in the second part of the book, it will really earn a place on the bookshelf of anyone and everyone with an interest in US sociology and the development of public policy for the elderly. With the general aging of the population and the book’s accentuation of current issues, this outstanding review will become an indispensable tool."Healthy Aging Research This text provides up-to-date, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive information about aging among diverse racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It is the only book to focus on paramount public health issues as they relate to older minority Americans, and addresses social, behavioral, and biological concerns for this population. The text distills the most important advances in the science of minority aging and incorporates the evidence of scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing. Additionally, the book incorporates the work of both established and emerging scholars to provide the broadest possible knowledge base on the needs of and concerns for this rapidly growing population. Chapters focus on subject areas that are recognized as being critical in understanding the well being of minority elders. These include sociology (Medicare, SES, work and retirement, social networks, context/neighborhood, ethnography, gender, demographics), psychology (cognition, stress, mental health, personality, sexuality, religion, neuroscience, discrimination), medicine/nursing/public health (mortality and morbidity, disability, health disparities, long-term care, genetics, dietary issues, health interventions, physical functioning), social work (caregiving, housing, social services, end-of-life care), and many other topics. The book focuses on the needs of four major ethnic groups: Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino, African American, and Native American. Key Features: Provides current, comprehensive information about minority aging through a multidisciplinary lens Integrates information from scholars in gerontology, anthropology, psychology, public health, sociology, social work, biology, medicine, and nursing Emphasizes the principal public health issues concerning minority elders Offers “one-stop shopping” regarding the development of a substantial knowledge base about minority aging Includes recent progressive research pertaining to the social, cultural, psychological and health needs of elderly minority adults in the US

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health Book
Author : Carol S. Aneshensel,Jo C. Phelan
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2006-05-11
ISBN : 0387325166
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book describes ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members, and shapes the lives of those identified as mentally ill. Experts in the sociology of mental health discuss in depth the interface between society and the inward experiences of its members.

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health

A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health Book
Author : Teresa L. Scheid,Tony N. Brown
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0521491940
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The second edition of A Handbook for the Study of Mental Health provides a comprehensive review of the sociology of mental health. Chapters by leading scholars and researchers present an overview of historical, social and institutional frameworks. Part I examines social factors that shape psychiatric diagnosis and the measurement of mental health and illness, theories that explain the definition and treatment of mental disorders and cultural variability. Part II investigates effects of social context, considering class, gender, race and age, and the critical role played by stress, marriage, work and social support. Part III focuses on the organization, delivery and evaluation of mental health services, including the criminalization of mental illness, the challenges posed by HIV, and the importance of stigma. This is a key research reference source that will be useful to both undergraduates and graduate students studying mental health and illness from any number of disciplines.

Handbook of Outpatient Treatment of Adults

Handbook of Outpatient Treatment of Adults Book
Author : Barry A. Edelstein,Michel Hersen,M.E. Thase
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2013-06-29
ISBN : 1489908943
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

During the past several decades, the field of mental health care has expanded greatly. This expansion has been based on greater recognition of the prevalence and treatability of mental disorders, as well as the availability of a variety of forms of effective treatment. Indeed, throughout this period, our field has witnessed the introduction and the wide spread application of specific pharmacological treatments, as well as the development, refinement, and more broadly based availability of behavioral, psychodynamic, and marital and family interventions. The community mental health center system has come into being, and increasing numbers of mental health practitioners from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and related professional disciplines have entered clinical practice. In concert with these developments, powerful sociopolitical and socioeconomic forces-including the deinstitutionalization movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the cost-containment responses of the 1980s, necessitated by the spiraling cost of health care-have shaped the greatest area of growth in the direction of outpatient services. This is particularly true of the initial assessment and treatment of nonpsychotic mental disorders, which now can often be managed in ambulatory-care settings. Thus, we decided that a handbook focusing on the outpatient treatment of mental disorders would be both timely and useful. When we first began outlining the contents of this book, the third edition of the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disor ders (DSM-III) was in its fourth year of use.

Aging and Mental Health

Aging and Mental Health Book
Author : Daniel L. Segal,Sara Honn Qualls,Michael A. Smyer
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2010-11-04
ISBN : 1444390864
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

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

Handbook of Mental Health Administration and Management

Handbook of Mental Health Administration and Management Book
Author : William H. Reid,Stuart B. Silver
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-08-21
ISBN : 1134940947
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Clinicians who understand mental health care administration in addition to their clinical fields are likely to be valuable to the organizations in which they work. This handbook is an accessible source of information for professionals coming from either clinical or management backgrounds. Sections offer coverage in: mental health administrative principles, mental health care management, business, finance and funding of care, information technology, human resources and legal issues.

300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever

300 Ways to Make the Best Christmas Ever  Book
Author : Mimi Tribble
Publisher : Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9781402716850
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Gather family and friends together to celebrate one of the most wonderful times of the year: the Christmas season. The weather outside may or may not be frightful, but there's no better place to be than home for the holidays. Guests arrive and notice the sweet scent of pine in the air and admire the beautiful decorations that deck the halls. Loved ones congregate in the living room, pulling chairs closer together so that conversation is easier. Carols are sung and stories are told to eager children. Delicious refreshments are served. Whether you want to handcraft pretty wreaths or prepare warm, aromatic mulled wine, here is where you'll find 300 ways to make this, and every Christmas, the best ever. Organized by region and historical era, these ideas from around the world celebrate a variety of cultural traditions and will appeal to children of all ages. Choose those that most appeal to y ou, incorporating them into your festivities. Reading the quintessential American Christmas story, "A Visit from Saint Nicholas," to youngsters on Christmas Eve heightens anticipation for the next morning. Exquisite Victorian-style "Glass Ball Ornaments" can provide a touch of magic on any holiday tree and are quick and easy to make. If you long for an old-fashioned country Christmas, create a gingerbread "Snow-Covered Cottage" that has storybook appeal. Don't forget to put out a plate of "Herbed Cheese" and glasses of "Baltimore Eggnog" for neighbors and friends to enjoy when they stop by to visit. Do you have roots in the South? Celebrate them by putting together an eye-catching "Corn Husk and Straw Wreath" to hang on your door. From "Pinecone Fire Starter" to a papiermache "Victorian Father Christmas," the ideas in this collection can help you make every Christmas merry and bright.

Handbook of Theories of Aging Second Edition

Handbook of Theories of Aging  Second Edition Book
Author : Merril Silverstein PhD,Vern L. Bengtson PhD,Norella Putney PhD,Daphna Gans PhD
Publisher : Springer Publishing Company
Release : 2008-10-27
ISBN : 9780826112347
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The field of gerontology has often been criticized for being "data-rich but theory-poor." The editors of this book address this issue by stressing the importance of theory in gerontology. While the previous edition focused on multidisciplinary approaches to aging theory, this new edition provides cross-disciplinary, integrative explanations of aging theory: The contributors of this text have reached beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries to partner with researchers in adjacent fields in studying aging and age-related phenomena. This edition of the Handbook consists of 39 chapters written by 67 internationally recognized experts in the field of aging. It is organized in seven sections, reflecting the major theoretical developments in gerontology over the past 10 years. Special Features: Comprehensive coverage of aging theory, focusing on the biological, psychological, and social aspects of aging A section dedicated to discussing how aging theory informs public policy A concluding chapter summarizing the major themes of aging, and offering predictions about the future of theory development Required reading for graduate students and post doctoral fellows, this textbook represents the current status of theoretical development in the study of aging.