In this new release by geropsychology scholars Forrest Scogin and Avani Shah, researchers and clinicians come together in each chapter to discuss the prevalent psychological disorders that afflict this burgeoning population.
Each chapter focuses on one of the major presenting problems — anxiety, insomnia, depression, memory function, and behavioral disturbances — with researchers identifying successful evidence-based treatments (EBTs), and clinicians discussing how their specific expertise and flexibility maximized EBT fidelity while tailoring the EBT to the special needs and conditions of their older clients.
Written for clinicians who specialize in psychotherapy and counseling with older adults, this timely book will also appeal to practitioners who work with elders in assisted-living facilities or in home settings. The final chapter of the book is devoted to family caregivers who also experience psychological symptoms in caring for an older parent or other relative.
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List of Appendices
Introduction to Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Older Adults
Forrest Scogin and Avani Shah
Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Geriatric Anxiety
Shiva G. Ghaed, Catherine R. Ayers, and Julie Loebach Wetherell
Evidence-Based Treatments for Insomnia in Older Adults
Haley R. Dillon, Ryan G. Wetzler, and Kenneth I. Lichstein
Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Geriatric Depression
Avani Shah, Forrest Scogin, and Mark Floyd
Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Improving Memory Function Among Older Adults
George W. Rebok, Jeanine M. Parisi, Alden L. Gross, Adam P. Spira, Jean Ko, Quincy M. Samus, Jane S. Saczynski, Steve Koh, and Ronald E. Holtzman
Evidence-Based Treatments for Behavioral Disturbances in Long-Term Care
Kim J. Curyto, Kelly M. Trevino, Suzann Ogland-Hand, and Peter Lichtenberg
Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments for Distress in Family Caregivers of Older Adults
David W. Coon, Maureen Keaveny, Irene Rivera Valverde, Shukofeh Dadvar, and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson
About the Editors
About the Editors:
Forrest Scogin, PhD, is a professor of psychology and coordinator of the Clinical Geropsychology Concentration at the University of Alabama. His research has been primarily in the areas of psychotherapy, depression, and mental health and aging. He has received funding to support his activities from the National Institutes of Health, the Bureau of Health Professions, and the Retirement Research Foundation. He is a fellow of APA Divisions 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) and 20 (Adult Development and Aging) and the Gerontological Society of America. He has served as the chair of APA's Committee on Aging and as president of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology.
Avani Shah, PhD, is an assistant professor of social work at the University of Alabama. Her research focuses on increasing the number of clinical psychologists and social workers available to meet the health care needs of older adults and to improve access to specialized behavioral health services for medically underserved older adult populations. She is also interested in improving mental health treatment access through clinical interventions for depression, memory, and independent living for aging populations in the context of health (cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension, diabetes, and smoking).