Aging and Mental Health, 3rd Edition

Aging and Mental Health, 3rd Edition

Daniel L. Segal, Sara Honn Qualls, Michael A. Smyer

The third edition of Aging and Mental Health is filled with new updates and features, including the impact of the DSM-5 on diagnosis and treatment of older adults. Like its predecessors, it uses case examples to introduce readers to the field of aging and mental health. It also provides both a synopsis of basic gerontology needed for clinical work with older adults and an analysis of several facets of aging well.

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Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment

Hilsenroth, M., & Segal, D. L. (Eds.) (2004). Personality assessment. Volume 2 in M. Hersen (Ed.-in-Chief), Comprehensive handbook of psychological assessment. New York: Wiley.

Comprehensive Handbook of Psychological Assessment, Volume 2 presents the most up-to-date coverage on personality assessment from leading experts.

  • Contains contributions from leading researchers in this area.
  • Provides the most comprehensive, up-to-date information on personality assessment.
  • Presents conceptual information about the tests.
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Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathology

Thomas, J. C. & Segal, D. L. (Eds.) (2006). Personality and everyday functioning. Volume 1 in M. Hersen and J. C. Thomas (Eds.-in-Chief), Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathology. New York: Wiley.

Personality and Everyday Functioning covers the foundations of personality theory and the impact of personality on normal functioning. Leading personality researchers present chapters on major theories of personality, such as psychoanalytic, developmental, behavioral, and constructivist, to name a few.

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Personality disorders and older adults: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment

Segal, D. L., Coolidge, F. L., & Rosowsky, E. (2006). Personality disorders and older adults: Diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. New York: Wiley.

The older adult population is booming in the United State and across the globe. With this boom comes an increase in the number of older adults who experience psychological disorders. Current estimates suggest that about 20% of older persons are diagnosable with a mental disorder: Personality disorders are among the most poorly understood, challenging, and frustrating of these disorders among older adults. 

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Diagnostic interviewing (4th edition)

Editors: Segal, Daniel L., Hersen, Michel (Eds.)

A cornerstone of the professional relationship and a vital prerequisite to treatment, the diagnostic interview sets the tone for the therapy to come. It can also be a source of anxiety for beginning practitioners—and even for established ones working in new settings or with unfamiliar populations.

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Aging and mental health (2nd edition)

Segal, D. L., Qualls, S. H., & Smyer, M. A. (2011). Aging and mental health (2nd edition). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

This fully revised and updated second edition provides a complete introduction to aging and mental health for psychology students taking courses in aging as well as for academics and practitioners working in the field of gerontology. •Offers a comprehensive review of models of mental health and mental illness, along with their implications for treatment of older adults

  • Provides a pragmatic analysis of assessment and treatment approaches that both students and practitioners will find useful
  • Uses case studies to link theory and practice
  • Fully updated to include discussion of the development and implementation of evidence-based treatment protocols in the field of mental health; the increasing prevalence of cognitive impairment and an appreciation of its implications for a variety of functional behaviors; and a changing understanding of long-term care away from a focus on institutional care and toward a broader spectrum of services