Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner's Guide by Erlene RosowskyGeropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner's Guide by Erlene Rosowsky

Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner's Guide

EditorErlene Rosowsky

Paperback | October 29, 2010

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The ever-increasing population of older adults residing in nursing homes and long-term care communities, as reflected in numerous demographic studies, point out a clear need for geropsychologists i.e., trained specialists in the field of aging and mental health, to meet the needs of this nation's older adults. This Manual will provide a needed resource for psychologists working in long-term care settings and those who wish to do so. Key outcomes include the provision of high quality psychological services for this important but neglected sector namely, people living in nursing homes, assisted living communities and other LTC settings. This text will be of great value to psychologists currently working in long-term care settings who have had graduate work in geropsychology, yet desire more in-depth and practical training. A second audience includes those individuals who may have a leaning towards expanding their professional activities in long-term care and are seeking additional preparation before doing more work with older adults. A third group is comprised of those individuals who are not psychologists, yet have had some training and coursework in aging and mental health. This Manual serves as an important complement to previous training. This text can also be useful to guide geropsychologists in the training of non-specialists who will in turn be able to pass this knowledge onto others via careful study of its contents.
Dr. Erlene Rosowsky is a licensed psychologist and past-president of Needham Psychotherapy Associates, LLC. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of emotional problems at middle-age through later life. Specific interests are personality in older age, health and aging, and the older couple. Dr. Rosowsky divides her time betwee...
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Title:Geropsychology and Long Term Care: A Practitioner's GuideFormat:PaperbackDimensions:170 pagesPublished:October 29, 2010Publisher:Springer New YorkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1441924833

ISBN - 13:9781441924834

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Table of Contents

1: Policies and Reimbursement: Meeting the Need for Mental Health Care in Long Term Care.- 2: Referrals.- 3: Providers.- 4: Assessment.- 5: Treatment Plans.- 6: Treatment Process.- 7: Integration of Psychiatry Medication and Psychology in Long Term Care.- 8: Documentation and Outcomes Measurement.- 9: Ethical Issues in Long Term Care.- Bibliography.- Index.

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From the reviews:"This guide for practitioners in nursing homes and assisted-living communities focuses on common emotional and behavioral problems . . These articles outline the steps that are needed to improve reimbursement procedures, referrals, assessments, treatment plans, ethical considerations and the measurement of treatment outcomes." (SciTech Book News, March, 2009)"This unique book is a practical guide to issues associated with the provision of geropsychology services . . This book provides a variety of useful and practical information that geropsychologists should be aware of when practicing in long-term care settings. . provides useful 'tip of the iceberg' information for geropsychology practitioners on a wide range of relevant topics. . the book provides a relatively comprehensive introduction to geropsychology practice issues that might best serve as an overview for clinicians new to the specialty." (Patrick J. Fox, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 302 (8), August, 2009)