Update your knowledge of mental health services delivery in
long-term care settings! Authored by experts in the field of
psychology practice in long-term care (LTC), this valuable book is
designed to update psychologists and educators on developments in
the evolving field of geriatric mental health in LTC settings. The
editors and chapter authors are scientist-practitioners who use
their expertise to cover applied topics while maintaining high
scientific and scholarly standards. The first section of Emerging
Trends in Psychological Practice in Long-Term Care examines
modifications to traditional psychotherapy techniques that make
them more appropriate for long-term care patients, with chapters
reviewing: group therapy in long-term care brief psychotherapy for
treating depression in patients with dementia the use of
autobiographical memory techniques in cognitive-behavioral
treatment for depression the treatment of disruptive behaviors in
LTC residents The second section covers systematic therapy
approaches in LTC settings, with chapters discussing: distinctive
family therapy issues in LTC an LTC systems application of
behavioral treatment for depression using pleasant events a
comparison of patient and staff perceptions of characteristics that
contribute to the quality of LTC facilities a multidisciplinary
team approach to the treatment of dementia training LTC caregivers
in behavioral techniques The third section of this remarkable
volume addresses the thorny ethical and legal issues unique to LTC
residents, including legal definitions, requirements for obtaining
informed consent from LTC patients, and confidentiality dilemmas
that are unique to clinical services in long-term care. With
helpful charts, tables, and fascinating case studies that
illustrate clinical issues, this user-friendly text belongs on the
reference shelf of everyone involved in providing mental health
services to people in long-term care settings!
|Country of origin:
• Victor Molinari
• Suzanne Ogland-Hand
||Electronic book text
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