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- ISBN: 9781609182328 | 1609182324
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/14/2011
Steven Zarit - Awarded the Gerontological Society of America's 2009 Distinguished Career Contribution Award!#x3B2C; Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this book provides foundational knowledge and skills for mental health practice with older adults and their caregivers. The authors draw on research and clinical expertise to comprehensively address normal aging processes, frequently encountered clinical problems, and effective approaches to evaluation, psychotherapy, family support, and consultation in institutional settings. Updated throughout with the latest knowledge, the second edition features many new case examples, a new chapter on treating anxiety, and innovative assessment strategies. Increased attention is given to different forms of dementia and how to distinguish among them. Coverage of psychopharmacology and combined treatments also has been expanded.