Mental Wellness in Aging
This provocative volume guides practitioners and future practitioners alike to use strengths-based interventions in helping older adults to help themselves and improve their quality of life by reinforcing and valuing their age, wisdom, and experiences. This book’s renowned authors emphasize an extremely practical, strengths-based, multidisciplinary―social, physical, psychological, and spiritual―approach to therapy with older adults, and an abundance of detailed case studies shows you how it can be applied. Learn innovative ways to focus interventions on older adults’ remaining strengths and successful coping strategies using principles of autonomy and consumer empowerment to increase quality of life solution-focused therapies reformulated constructs about retirement creative approaches to aging, such as transpersonal gerontology cultural competence in care management narrative therapies strengths-based treatment of traumas new concepts of nursing facility care and more! This is the textbook for students in undergraduate, graduate, or certificate programs in social work, gerontology, psychology/psychotherapy, geropsychiatry, counseling, and marital and family therapy. Plus, providers of mental health care, pastoral counseling, care/case management, and allied health care providers will find inspiration and guidance for working with today’s burgeoning population of elders.
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