Handbook of Assessment in Clinical Gerontology

Edited by

  • Peter Lichtenberg, Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP Director, Institute of Gerontology Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences Wayne State University Detroit, MI, USA

New trends in mental healthcare practice and a rapid increase in the aged population are causing an explosion in the fields of clinical gerontology and geropsychology today. This comprehensive second edition handbook offers clinicians and graduate students clear guidelines and reliable tools for assessing general mental health, cognitive functioning, functional age, psychosocial health, comorbidity, behavior deficits, and more. Psychopathology, behavioral disorders, changes in cognition, and changes in everyday functioning are addressed in full, and a wide range of conditions and disorders common to this patient population are covered. Each chapter provides an empirical review of assessment instruments, assessment scales in their totality, a review of how these instruments are used with and adapted for different cultural groups, illustration of assessments through case studies, and information on how to utilize ongoing assessment in treatment and/or treatment planning. This combination of elements will make the volume the definitive assessment source for clinicians working with elderly patients.
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Primary: Clinical psychologists, geropsychologists, neuropsychologists, clinical/gero graduate studentsSecondary: Geriatric nurses, social workers


Book information

  • Published: July 2010
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-374961-1

Table of Contents

35% of material in 2e is brand new (10 chaps)80% of 1e chapters retained but FULLY revised20% of 1e chapters droppedSection I: Psychopathology in Later Life1. Depression and Bereavement, Barry Edelstein (W Virginia U, USA)2. Anxiety Disorders, Cheryl N. Carmin (U Illinois Chicago, USA)3. Assessment for Psychotherapy, Linda Dougherty (Virginia Commonwealth Univ, USA)4. Personality Disorders5. Psychosis and Serious MI, Linda & Donald Hay (Univ Colorado, USA)6. Dementia, Kathryn Perez Riley (U Kentucky, USA)7. Delirium, Donna K. Broshek (U Virginia, USA)8. Functional and Behavioral Health, Michael J. Salamon (Adult Devel Center, NY, USA)9. Elder Abuse and financial fraud10. Caregiver strain and burden11. Family functioning to support older adultSection II: Behavioral Disorders12. Alcohol Problems, Kristen Lawton Barry(U Michigan Ann Arbor, USA)13. Sexual Function and Dysfunction, Antonette & Robert Zeiss (VA Palo Alto Health Care System, USA)14. Nutritional Status15. Agitation, Lori Schindel Martin (McMaster U, Canada)16. Sleep, Tracy Treverrow (Chaminade U, USA)17. Rehabilitation Potential, Kathleen Sitley Brown (Health Psych Assoc, USA)18. Treatment adherence for chronic disease behaviors/lifestylesSection III: Cognition19. Geriatric Neuropsychology, Asenath La Rue (U New Mexico, USA)20. Screening and Brief Batteries, Susan E. MacNeill (Wayne State U, USA)21. Cognitive Assessment in late stage dementia, Elisabeth Koss (Case Western, USA)22. Personal desires of those with dementia, metacognition23. Cognitive trainingSection IV: Everyday functioning24. Competency and Decision Making Capacity, Jennifer Moye (Harvard Med, USA)25. Household and Neighborhood safety, mobility26. Pain, Raymond C. Tait (St Louis U School of Med, USA)27. Driving, Linda A. Hunt, Katherine Weston (Maryville U, USA)28. Assessing health care functioning/integrated care