In this new release by geropsychology scholars Forrest Scogin and Avani Shah, researchers and clinicians come together in each chapter to discuss the prevalent psychological disorders that afflict this burgeoning population. Each chapter focuses on one of the major presenting problems anxiety, insomnia, depression, memory function, and behavioural disturbances with researchers identifying successful evidence-based treatments (EBTs), and clinicians discussing how their specific expertise and flexibility maximised EBT fidelity while tailoring the EBT to the special needs and conditions of their older clients. Written for clinicians who specialise in psychotherapy and counselling with older adults, this timely book will also appeal to practitioners who work with elders in assisted-living facilities or in home settings. The final chapter of the book is devoted to family caregivers who also experience psychological symptoms in caring for an older parent or other relative.
Forrest Scogin, PhD, is Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the Clinical Geropsychology Concentration at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. His research has been primarily in the areas of psychotherapy, depression, and mental health and aging. He has received funding to support his activities from the National Institutes of Health, the Bureau of Health Professions, and the Retirement Research Foundation. He is a fellow of APA Divisions 12 and 20 and the Gerontological Society of America. He has served as the Chair of APA's Committee on Aging and as President of the Society of Clinical Geropsychology.