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Clinical Gerontological Social Work Practice by Robert Youdin PhD LCSW

By Robert Youdin PhD LCSW

"This publication has a forward-thinking orientation that displays the truth of getting older with older adults in the course of the getting older lifestyles course... Dr. Youdin integrates a complicated scientific social paintings perform with in-depth wisdom of evidence-based perform in addition asd geriatric medication, psychiatry and gerontology." -- The Lamp

Written through knowledgeable in gerontological social paintings and curriculum improvement, this ebook offers a wealth of medical details for social employees and different well-being care execs who information older adults. It describes a strengths-based, empowerment method of therapy that integrates thought, process, advocacy, and social coverage, and encompasses the tenets of human rights. The book's content material has been established within the lecture room atmosphere for a three-year interval with complicated social paintings undergraduate and graduate scholars.

The e-book examines a variety of theories of getting older together with a distinction among the strengths-based person-in-environment concept and the pathologically established clinical version of mental difficulties. It advocates actually enticing with the older patron through the overview section, and discusses a number of intervention modalities. The mental build of stigma relating to getting older is tested, besides the most important psychopathological difficulties universal to older adults. The booklet additionally considers Alzheimer's sickness and dementia, clinical difficulties of older adults and co-occurring mental difficulties, substance abuse, older grownup sexuality, elder abuse, and the vulnerabilities of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender older adults. also, the publication addresses psychological well-being matters touching on residential settings and the points of demise and death that supply older humans trouble. broad case stories, studying targets, and dialogue questions are featured in each one bankruptcy. The ebook additionally contains an teacher packet, PowerPoint slides, and an interactive PDF.

Key Features:

  • Provides a wealth of classroom-tested medical details
  • Espouses a strengths-based method of remedy that integrates conception, strategy, advocacy, and social justice
  • Consistent with social paintings mandates for a human rights concentration
  • Presents huge case reports, studying targets, and dialogue questions in each one bankruptcy
  • Includes an teachers packet, PowerPoint slides, and interactive PDF

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