Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology by Nancy A. PachanaOxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology by Nancy A. Pachana

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

EditorNancy A. Pachana, Ken Laidlaw

Hardcover | December 23, 2014

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Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both inproviding mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremostscholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such astechnological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for futureresearch and policy applications.The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - willfind this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on aninternational level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologiessuch as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals,including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.
Nancy A. Pachana, PhD is Professor of Clinical Psychology and co-director of the Ageing Mind Initiative at The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Pachana's research and clinical work focuses broadly in the area of geriatric mental health, particularly late-life anxiety disorders. She co-developed the Geriatric Anxiety ...
Title:Oxford Handbook of Clinical GeropsychologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1152 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.03 inPublished:December 23, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199663173

ISBN - 13:9780199663170


Table of Contents

1. Eva-Marie Kessler, Hans Werner-Wahl and Andreas Kruse: Perspectives on Clinical Geropsychology2. John Beard: Demographics of Mental Health and Ageing: An update3. Kaarin J. Anstey, Alex Bahar-Fuchs and Kerry Sargent-Cox: Longitudinal Studies and Clinical Geropsychology4. Martin Pinquart and Silvia Sorensen: Meta-analyses in Clinical Geropsychology5. Nardi Steverink: Successful development and Aging6. Toni Antonucci, Kristine Ajrouch, and Sojung Park: Social capital and gender7. Jacqueline Zollig, Mike Martin, and Vera Schumacher: Cognitive development in aging8. Karen Munk: Transitions in Later Life9. Lindsay A. Gerolimatos, M.S., Jeffrey J. Gregg, M.S., and Barry Edelstein: Interviewing Older People10. Rocio Fernandez-Ballesteros: Psychological Assessment Strategies11. Dustin Hammers, Kevin Duff, and Gordon Chelune: Assessing trajectories of cognitive change over time in later life12. MaryBeth Bailar and Jennifer Moye: International Perspectives on Capacity Assessment13. Alisa O'Riley, Kimberly Van Orden, and Yeates Conwell: Suicidal Ideation in Later Life14. Phillip Ruppert and Deborah Attix: Clinical evaluation and intervention methods15. Holly Tuokko and Colette Smart: Functional sequelae of cognitive declines in later life16. Victor Molinari, Kathryn Hyer, and Elizabeth: Understanding the Environment of Long-term Care17. Julia Kasl-Godley and Holly G Prigerson: Advanced Illness and the End of Life18. Constanca Paul: Loneliness and Disability in Later life19. Sergio Starkstein: Neuropsychiatric Approaches to Working with Older People20. Forrest Scogin and Elizabeth Di Napoli: Late-Life Depression21. Philip Mosley and Jeffrey Lyness: Physical co-morbidity with mood disorders22. Beyon Miloyan, Nancy A. Pachana, and Gerard Byrne: Late-life Anxiety23. Colin Depp: Psychosis in Older Adults24. Joel Sadavoy: Personality Disorders25. Megan E. Ruiter Petrov, Gregory S. Vander Wal, and Kenneth Lichstein: Late Life Insomnia26. Kirsten Lawton Barry and Frederic C. Blow: Substance Abuse27. Paul Kingston: Elder Abuse28. Yunhwan Lee: Life Risks and Cognitive Health29. Ken Laidlaw: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Approaches30. Greg Hinrichsen and Marie-Genevieve Iselin: Interpersonal Psychotherapy31. David Gillanders and Ken Laidlaw: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Older People32. Andres Losada, Maria Marquez, and Rosa Romero-Moreno: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Caregivers33. Sunil Bhar: Reminiscence Therapy Approaches34. Michelle Hamil and Alastair Gaskell: Cognitive Analytic Therapy Approaches35. Sara Qualls: Family Therapy with Older Adults36. Ann Steffen, Lauren Mensie, and Antonette Zeiss: Interdisciplinary Team Approaches37. Ian James: CBT Approaches to Dealing with Challenging Behaviors in Dementia38. Douglas C. Kimmel and Linda A. Travis: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Aging: Considerations for interventions39. Marian Tzuang and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson: Caring for Caregivers of a Person with Dementia40. Liora Bar-Tur and Ruth Malkinson: Bereavement and Grief in Later Life41. Jill Stoddard, Christopher Barmann, Eric Lenze, and Julie Wetherell,: Treating mood disorders using combined psychotherapy and medication42. Lynn Snow: Psychological approaches to pain management with cognitively impaired older adults43. Maria Armento and Melinda Stanley: New Horizons: Psychological Interventions in Primary Care Settings44. Liora Bar-Tur and Ruth Malkinson: Positive aging: New horizons for older adults45. Candace Konnert: Barriers to Accessing Psychological Services for Older Adults46. Galit Nimrod: Seniors' online communities and well-being in later life47. Duncan Babbage: Portable Interactive Technology in Rehabilitation Services48. Paul M.G. Emmelkamp and Katharina Meyerbroker: Use of Virtual Reality Technologies in Psychotherapy49. Linda Teri, Susan M. McCurry, and Rebecca Logsdon: Exercise and Health Promotion for Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment50. Dahua Wang and Xianmin Gong: Rising geropsychology practice in China51. Nancy A. Pachana: Why we need an international clinical geropsychology