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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.
Table of Contents
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
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