Oxford handbook of clinical geropsychology: International perspectives.

Oxford handbook of clinical geropsychology: International perspectives.. Edited by Pachana, Nancy A. and Laidlaw, Ken Oxford (U.K.): Oxford University Press, 2014. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199663170.001.0001

Title Oxford handbook of clinical geropsychology: International perspectives.
Place of Publication Oxford (U.K.)
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199663170.001.0001
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780199663170
Language eng
Editor Pachana, Nancy A.
Laidlaw, Ken
Total number of pages 1152
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The Oxford Handbook of Geropsychology provides students and experienced clinicians and clinical researchers alike with a comprehensive and contemporary overview of developments in the field of geropsychology. Informed by an international perspective, the introductory section covers demographics, meta-analyses in geropsychology, social capital and gender, cognitive development, and ageing. Sections on assessment and formulation include chapters on interviewing older people, psychological assessment strategies, capacity and suicidal ideation, and understanding long term care environments. Psychological distress and their causes are reviewed with chapters focusing upon late-life depression and anxiety, psychosis, and personality disorders. In this section, neuropsychiatric approaches to working with older people and risk factors relating to cognitive health are reviewed. Intervention strategies covered include cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and family therapy. Interprofessional teamwork and aspects of work with persons with dementia (PwD), caregivers, and care staff, are also covered. Chapters on interventions address specific populations such as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender older persons, people with physical and psychological comorbidities, and those experiencing grief and bereavement. Finally, this Handbook explores new horizons, including positive ageing, exercise and health promotion, and the use of new media such as online and virtual reality interactive technologies in clinical research and practice with older adults
Keyword Ageing
Older people
Psychological assessment
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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