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
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
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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