Geropsychological Interventions in Long Term Care

Geropsychological Interventions in Long Term Care
Author: Lee Hyer, PhD, ABPP,Robert C. Intrieri, PhD
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-02-22
ISBN: 0826138462
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geropsychological Interventions in Long Term Care Book Excerpt:

Older people are entering nursing homes later and sicker than ever before, thus presenting as more physically fragile and complex residents and requiring more advanced care and treatment. To this end, Hyer and Intrieri have gathered together a group of health care professionals who are genuinely dedicated to the care and research of long-term care (LTC) environments. This group seeks to push the envelope for improved use of professional time, effort, and input and in this remarkable book, share their ideas with you. By applying the Selective Optimization with Compensation (SOC) model to various care settings, the editors are able to examine current LTC practices and existing psychosocial issues confronting older LTC patients; either support or challenge them; and offer suggestions and strategies, such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for improving the LTC system and residents' physical, psychological, emotional, and social health. This book provides insight on the psychological issues facing long-term care residents for a plethora of health care professionals, including: Physicians and geriatricians who care for older adults in the LTC system Nurses and geriatric nurse specialists Social workers Activity coordinators Physical, occupational, and speech therapists within an LTC setting who are seeking ways to explain behavior and empower the residents they care for Psychologists and psychiatrists whose practice focuses on older adults

Geropsychology and Long Term Care

Geropsychology and Long Term Care
Author: Erlene Rosowsky,Joseph M. Casciani,Merla Arnold
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2010-01-23
ISBN: 9780387726489
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geropsychology and Long Term Care Book Excerpt:

It is with great pride that the Psychologists in Long Term Care (PLTC) have sponsored The Professional Educational Long-Term Care Training Manual, and now its second iteration, Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner’s Guide. Education of psychologists working in long-term care settings is consistent with PLTC’s mission to assure the provision of high-quality psychological services for a neglected sector of the population, i.e., residents in nursing homes and assisted-living communities. To this end, direct training of generalist psychologists in the nuances of psychological care delivery in long-term care settings has been a major priority. It is a tribute to the accelerating nature of research in long-term care settings that a revision is now necessary. After all, the Professional Educational Training Manual’s initial publication date was only in 2001. However, in the intervening years, much progress has been made in addressing assessment and intervention strategies tailored to the needs of this frail but quite diverse population. It is so gratifying to be able to say that there is now a corpus of scientific knowledge to guide long-term care service delivery in long-term care settings.

Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults

Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults
Author: Pachana, Nancy A.,Molinari, Victor,Thompson, Larry W.,Gallagher-Thompson, Dolores
Publsiher: hogrefe Publishing
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2022-02-18
ISBN: 1613345712
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults Book Excerpt:

Mental health practitioners are encountering an ever-growing number of older adults and so an up-to-date and comprehensive text addressing the special considerations that arise in the psychological assessment and treatment of this population is vital. Thi

Specialty Competencies in Geropsychology

Specialty Competencies in Geropsychology
Author: Victor Molinari
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2011-01-13
ISBN: 0195385675
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Specialty Competencies in Geropsychology Book Excerpt:

This volume describes the foundational and functional competencies underlying geropsychology, which is the area in professional psychology that focuses on the psychological and behavioral aspects of aging. It presents methods, strategies and techniques for conducting day-to-day practice in this area. the books of the Series in Specialty Competencies in Professional Psychology are comprehensive, up-to-date, and accessible. These volumes offer invaluable guidance to not only practicing mental health professionals, but those training for specialty practice as well.

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies
Author: Christine M. Nezu,Arthur M. Nezu
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0199733252
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies provides a contemporary and comprehensive illustration of the wide range of evidence-based psychotherapy tools available to both clinicians and researchers. Chapters are written by the most prominent names in cognitive and behavioral theory, assessment, and treatment, and they provide valuable insights concerning the theory, development, and future directions of cognitive and behavioral interventions. Unlike other handbooks that provide a collection of intervention chapters but do not successfully tie these interventions together, the editors have designed a volume that not only takes the reader through underlying theory and philosophies inherent to a cognitive and behavioral approach, but also includes chapters regarding case formulation, requisite professional cognitive and behavioral competencies, and integration of multiculturalism into clinical practice. The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies clarifies terms present in the literature regarding cognitive and behavioral interventions and reveals the rich variety, similarities, and differences among the large number of cognitive and behavioral interventions that can be applied individually or combined to improve the lives of patients.

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults
Author: Lee Hyer
Publsiher: Springer Publishing Company
Total Pages: 453
Release: 2013-10-17
ISBN: 0826195911
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychological Treatment of Older Adults Book Excerpt:

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The Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults

The Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults
Author: Lee Hyer
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 668
Release: 2019-10-04
ISBN: 1527541002
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Assessment and Treatment of Older Adults Book Excerpt:

Grounded in extensive research, this book outlines a deliberative process in the psychosocial care of older adults, both in terms of assessment and treatment. It is a clinical undertaking with academic emphasis on the real life needs of older adults, and even considers current meta-trends of health. The world of aging has changed. Data now clearly suggest that older age is replete with exciting complexities that can be unpacked and changed. Specifically, the book articulates a Watch and Wait model of care espousing a plan for the modal problems of later life. Five domains are presented as a sufficient understanding of a case: general health, cognition, depression, anxiety, and life adjustment. Importantly, assessment is considered first in each domain and a profile for each patient is provided as a result. The text also discusses the role of personality in later life. Empirically supported interventions are then provided in each area. This book is intended for health care professionals, as well as academics who work with this population. Older age is changing and a newer model of care is necessary.

The Millon Inventories

The Millon Inventories
Author: Theodore Millon,Caryl Bloom
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 732
Release: 2008-04-18
ISBN: 1593856741
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Millon Inventories Book Excerpt:

Now in a substantially revised and expanded second edition, this important work thoroughly details the full range of clinical assessment tools developed by Theodore Millon and his associates. Presented is the most current, authoritative overview of the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory (MCMI), as well as comprehensive information on widely used instruments for such specific populations as adolescents, preadolescents, medical patients, and college students. With a heightened focus on clinical practice, the second edition offers explicit guidance for linking assessment to individualized, evidence-based treatment planning and intervention. Many of the chapters are entirely new, reflecting significant research advances and the development of new inventories.

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology
Author: Michel Hersen,Vincent B. Van Hasselt
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 574
Release: 2013-11-22
ISBN: 1489901302
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology Book Excerpt:

Over the last two decades, the number of persons over 65 has increased by 65%. Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology focuses attention on how the contributions of clinical psychology address the problems faced by this enormous population. In the first part, chapters cover a historical perspective, clinical geropsychology and U.S. federal policy, psychodynamic issues, and other key topics. Part II details assessment and treatment for a wide range of disorders affecting the elderly. Part III considers such special issues as family caregiving, minority issues, physical activity, and elder abuse and neglect.

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults
Author: Dolores Gallagher Thompson,Ann Steffen,Larry W. Thompson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2007-10-12
ISBN: 0387720073
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults Book Excerpt:

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.

Rethinking the Aging Transition

Rethinking the Aging Transition
Author: Kallol Kumar Bhattacharyya
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030888703
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging
Author: Susan K. Whitbourne,Martin J, Sliwinski
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2011-11-30
ISBN: 1444347608
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Adulthood and Aging Book Excerpt:

This exceptional collection draws on the most recent demographic data and combines classic research with cutting-edge approaches to provide an invaluable overview of the developmental psychology of the adult years. Covers a wide range of topics within adult development and aging, from theoretical perspectives to specific content areas Includes newly commissioned essays from the top researchers in the field Takes a biopsychosocial perspective, covering the biological, psychological and social changes that occur in adulthood

Psychotherapy in Later Life

Psychotherapy in Later Life
Author: Rajesh R. Tampi,Brandon Yarns,Kristina F. Zdanys,Deena J. Tampi
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2020-01-16
ISBN: 1108701892
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychotherapy in Later Life Book Excerpt:

A practical, how-to-guide on choosing and delivering evidence-based psychological therapies to adults in later life. This book provides the latest, peer reviewed evidence for using psychotherapy among older adults, and will appeal to a wide range of readers including patients, caregivers, trainees and clinicians.

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing
Author: Robert T. Woods,Linda Clare
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 652
Release: 2015-06-22
ISBN: 1119054710
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing Book Excerpt:

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.

Late Life Mood Disorders

Late Life Mood Disorders
Author: Helen Lavretsky,Martha Sajatovic,Charles F. Reynolds III
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2013-02-22
ISBN: 0199796882
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Late Life Mood Disorders Book Excerpt:

This book contains a comprehensive review of the current research advances in late life mood disorders. This detailed review reflects the new understanding of neurobiology and psychosocial origins of geriatric mood disorders in the first decade of the 21st Century and is provided by the international group of leading experts in the field. The review of the latest developments and "gold standards" of care or methodologies in geriatric mood disorders is complemented by the anticipated future directions of research and translation into clinical practice. Our volume targets a broad audience of clinical researchers and clinicians. The content of the book will increase clinicians' and researcher's competency in recent research findings, and broaden their diagnostic and therapeutic perspectives and power of observation that will prepare them to deal with the challenges of finding appropriate effective treatments for older adults with mood disorders. The discussion of the data is presented in a textbook format and can be used for training of students of geriatric mental health. Individual chapters can be used as references on a particular topic for interested individuals, and obtained online. Clinicians and researchers who are dedicated to the treatment and study of mood disorders in older people might consider this volume an essential part of their library.

Practice driven Research

Practice driven Research
Author: Tracey McDonald
Publsiher: Woodslane Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-06-01
ISBN: 1925403114
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practice driven Research Book Excerpt:

In this ground-breaking book, Professor Tracey McDonald, RSL LifeCare Chair of Ageing at the Australian Catholic University, explores some of the many issues arising from an ageing population, ageing veterans and community health. Many of the projects presented in the book have been awarded Better Practice Awards by the Australian Government and provide inspiration to aged care service providers keen to improve their services. Professor McDonald has developed 'practice-driven research', an approach that fully involves clinical nurses and carers in striving to understand the work they are doing, and to improve on it. This approach has been developed in collaboration with the clinical nurses, therapists and managers at RSL LifeCare, and addresses the issues of relevance and appropriateness of research in solving practical, day-to-day problems within the Aged Care setting. It will appeal to all involved with the aged care industry, particularly managers and leaders at all levels, and also bridges the theory-practice gap by providing an overview of practice-driven research for health sciences students within the Australian University environment.

Foundations of Health Service Psychology

Foundations of Health Service Psychology
Author: Timothy P. Melchert
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-04-15
ISBN: 0128166207
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Health Service Psychology Book Excerpt:

Foundations of Health Service Psychology 2e describes a comprehensive science-based approach to the clinical practice of psychology. It systematically applies scientific advances in understanding human psychology to updating the conceptual frameworks used for education, practice, and research in health service psychology. This new edition includes significant elaboration on recent research. Neural and behavioral science research regarding many aspects of cognition, emotion, and behavior has strengthened substantially over the past decade as has the role of evolutionary theory for understanding why humans are “designed the way we are. The movement toward integrated primary care has also advanced considerably. These and other topics are updated significantly in this new edition. The new edition is also reorganized to streamline the presentation. Presents a unified conceptual framework for health service psychology Overviews the whole treatment process from a biopsychosocial approach, from intake through outcomes assessment Includes major advances in both the science and practice of psychology Avoids highly technical language so that students and practitioners from across the field can easily follow the discussion

Foundations of Professional Psychology

Foundations of Professional Psychology
Author: Timothy P. Melchert
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0123850797
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foundations of Professional Psychology Book Excerpt:

Recent advances in the scientific understanding of the human mind and brain along with the emphases on evidence-based practice and competency-based education are creating increasing pressures to update some of the traditional approaches to structuring and organizing education and practice in the field. There have also been many calls in recent years for a unified approach to conceptualizing professional practice in psychology. This book examines whether there exists a unified conceptual framework for the field that is firmly based on current scientific understanding regarding human development and functioning, that applies across all the clinical populations and practice areas within the field, and that would also help integrate professional psychology more fully into health care and the sciences generally. Presents a unified science-based conceptual framework for professional psychology Provides an overview of the whole treatment process as informed by a biopsychosocial approach, from intake through outcomes assessment Avoids highly technical language so that students and practitioners from across the field can follow the discussion

Active Aging

Active Aging
Author: Rocío Fernández-Ballesteros
Publsiher: Hogrefe Publishing
Total Pages: 203
Release: 2008-10
ISBN: 1616763604
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Active Aging Book Excerpt:

Aging well and continuing to be active are often regarded as THE goals in life, from individual, family, community, and population perspectives. This implies good health and physical fitness, good cognitive and positive emotional-motivational functioning, and social participation and engagement.Increasing life expectancy by means of biomedical advances is not on its own enough, however. Research shows that an individual’s psychological condition contributes to their quality of life and well-being in old age – and that behavioral and psychological interventions can also prevent illness, improve cognitive and physical fitness, and increase positive emotional functioning and social participation.This book shows how psychologists and psychological science as a whole can face the challenge of promoting optimal and active aging in a society that is growing ever older.

Cultures of Care in Aging

Cultures of Care in Aging
Author: Thomas Boll,Dieter Ferring,Jaan Valsiner
Publsiher: IAP
Total Pages: 441
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 164113139X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultures of Care in Aging Book Excerpt:

This book is about caring for elderly persons in the 21th century. It shows that care has many facets and is influenced by many factors. Central topics of this book thus include the relation between the person depending on care and the care giver(s), the impacts of caregiving on the family and the larger social context, as well as socio-cultural and political aspects underlying the growing need for and the practice of formal and informal care. It is evident that care as a real-life phenomenon of our time needs the co-operation of multiple disciplines to better understand, describe, explain and modify phenomena of elder care. Such a need for cross- disciplinary research is even more urgent given the increasing population aging and the impending gaps between demand and supply of care. The present book is dedicated to this approach and provides a first substantive integration of knowledge from geropsychology, other gerosciences, and cultural psychologies by a multi-disciplinary cast of internationally renowned authors. Cultural psychology emerged as a valuable partner of the gerosciences by contributing essentially to a deeper understanding of the relevant issues. Reading of this book provides the reader—researcher or practitioner—with new insights of where the problems of advancing age take our caring tasks in our 21st century societies and it opens many new directions for further work in the field. Finally and above all, this book is also a strong plea for solidarity between generations in family and society in a rapidly changing globalized world.