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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices for Older Adults

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Evidence-Based Behavioral Health Practices for Older Adults

SKU# 9780826169655

A Guide to Implementation


  • Sue E. Levkoff ScD
  • Hongtu Chen PhD
  • Jane Fisher PhD
  • John McIntyre MD

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Improve Service Delivery with New Evidence-Based Guidelines

Geared to improve service delivery in the care of older adults, this new and more authoritative approach to practice and management is supported by the latest evidence-based guidelines from the leading experts in the field.

For the first time, behavioral health care providers can gain access to a more reliable source for implementing and improving service delivery protocols and practices. This new guide applies evidence-based criteria to the following patient care and management needs to help you:

  1. Select an Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
  2. Assess Feasibility
  3. Manage Quality
  4. Create a Culturally Grounded Practice
  5. Assess and Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders
  6. Assess and Treat Dementia and Schizophrenia
  7. Review by Service Delivery Process
  8. Review within Special Settings
  9. Create More Sustainable Services

Written primarily for program administrators and clinical supervisors, health care professionals in mental health and geriatric services, and teachers and students in the field of geriatric health care, much of the timely information contained in this book can be used as a reference for evidence-based geriatric behavioral health by people who work with elderly clients with mental health needs.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 02, 2006
  • Page Count 256
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826169655
  • EISBN 9780826169662

Table of Contents 

    Foreword, Patrick J. Kennedy
    Introduction, Sue E. Levkoff, Hongtu Chen, and Maria D. Llorente
  1. Selecting an Evidence-Based Practice, Patricia A. Areán and Amber Gum
  2. Assessing Feasibility, Jane E. Fisher, Claudia Droßel, Michael A. Cucciare, and Craig Yury
  3. Quality Management in Evidence-Based Service Programs, Hongtu Chen, Rodolfo Vega, JoAnn E. Kirchner, James Maxwell, and Sue E. Levkoff
  4. Culturally Grounding Evidence-Based Practice, Ramón Valle, Elizabeth Stadick, Jane Latane, Virginia Cappeller, Monica de La Cerda, and Gregory Archer
  5. Evidence-Based Practices for the Assessment and Treatment of Depression, Anxiety, and Substance Use Disorders, Jane E. Fisher, Michael A. Cucciare, Claudia Droßel, and Craig Yury
  6. Evidence-Based Practices for Dementia and Schizophrenia, Jane E. Fisher, Kyle E. Ferguson, and Claudia Droßel
  7. Evidence-Based Practices by Service Delivery Process, Jeffrey A. Buchanan and Tiffany Berg
  8. Evidence-Based Practices within Special Settings, John M. Worrall, Stacey Cherup, Ruth A. Gentry, Jane E. Fisher and Hillary LeRoux
  9. Moving Toward Sustainable Services, Dean D. Krahn and Sue E. Levkoff
  10. Index