Mental Wellness in Aging: Strengths-based Approaches

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Judah L. Ronch, Joseph A. Goldfield
Health Professions Press, 2003 - Health & Fitness - 386 pages
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Mental Wellness in Aging incisively examines forces shaping aging in the 21st century -- principles of autonomy and consumer empowerment that increase quality of life -- reformulated constructs about retirement -- creative approaches to successful aging, such as transpersonal gerontology and the social portfolio -- cultural competence in care management -- clinical uses of narrative therapies -- strengths-based treatment of traumas -- new conceptions of nursing facility care.

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Contents

A StrengthsBased Approach
85
The Role of Activity
113
Why Most People Cope Well with Retirement
123
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Ronch is the executive clinical director of LifeSpan DevelopMental Systems and was the executive director of the Brookdale Center on Aging at Hunter College.

Goldfield is in private practice in New York City, where he also consults on strengths-based intervention for various city agencies, and is on the faculty of the Brookdale Center on Aging.

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