The psychosocial interventions discussed in the book provide practitioners and educators with a range of effective treatments that serve as an alternative to the use of unproven medications with unknown but potentially harmful side effects. Interesting case studies demonstrating the use of evidence-based practice with a number of common childhood disorders and integrative questions at the end of each chapter make this book uniquely helpful to graduate and undergraduate courses in social work, counseling, psychology, guidance, behavioral classroom teaching, and psychiatric nursing.Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of children and adolescents, focusing on evidence-based practicesOffers detailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniquesCites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapterMaterial related to diversity (including race, ethnicity, gender and social class) integrated into each chapter
The proposed volume will provide practitioners with a state-of-the-art compilation of evidence-based practices in the assessment and treatment of elderly clients. As such it will be more clinically useful than anything currently on the market and will better enable practitioners to meet the demands faced in private and institutional practice. Focusing on the most current research and best evidence regarding assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, the volume covers difficulties including, but not limited to: social isolation/loneliness, elder abuse/neglect, depression and suicidal inclinations, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, dementias, prolonged bereavement, patients with terminal illnesses.
Because concrete research evidence is so often not used as the basis for practice, this book provides a timely guide for clinicians, social workers, and advanced students to a research-oriented approach to serving the mental health needs of elderly adults.Fully covers assessment, diagnosis & treatment of the elderly, focusing on evidence-based practices Consolidates broadly distributed literature into single source and specifically relates evidence-based tools to practical treatment, saving clinicians time in obtaining and translating information and improving the level of care they can provideDetailed how-to explanation of practical evidence-based treatment techniquesGives reader firm grasp of how to more effectively treat patientsChapters directly address the range of conditions and disorders most common for this patient population - i.e. social isolation, elder abuse/neglect, depression, anxiety disorders, terminal illnesses/disabilites, bereavement, substance abuse, and dementiasPrepares readers for the conditions they will encounter in real world treamtent of an elderly patient populationCites numerous case studies and provides integrative questions at the end of each chapterExposes reader to real-world application of each treatment discussedOffers reader easy base for further study of subject, saving clinicians time
Written to be at once affirming, positive, and practical, the book covers all of the many topics that will help retirees better prepare themselves for a positive, fulfilling, and satisfying retirement—beginning with financial security. These topics include saving for retirement, working part time, staying healthy and fit, dealing with the emotional and financial burden of health care, cultivating optimism, and much more. Case examples and vignettes will help readers apply the principles to their own lives.
Organized around research explaining work addictions and the problems workaholics have coping with retirement, the book also includes numerous personal stories from workaholics and case studies of work-addicted individuals. These stories illustrate the effects of work addiction on self, friends, and loved ones, as well as how people have dealt with the overwhelming need to work. More positively, it offers concrete suggestions for dealing with postretirement issues, such as loneliness, boredom, and substance abuse, and for finding satisfaction and fulfillment whether through volunteer activities, a new career, or the pursuit of previously shelved passions.