College of Psychology: Faculty Books and Book Chapters

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

M. Hersen
Vincent B. Van Hasselt, Nova Southeastern University

M. Hersen. and V.B. Van Hasselt, Editors

Description

Over the last two decades, the number of persons over 65 has increased by 65%. Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology focuses attention on how the contributions of clinical psychology address the problems faced by this enormous population. In the first part, chapters cover a historical perspective, clinical geropsychology and U.S. federal policy, psychodynamic issues, and other key topics. Part II details assessment and treatment for a wide range of disorders affecting the elderly. Part III considers such special issues as family caregiving, minority issues, physical activity, and elder abuse and neglect.