October 27, 2015

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Assistive technology: Assisting older people to stay at homeContents
About this book
What is assistive technology?  
What has old age got to do with technology  
How assistive technology can help?  
How might assistive technologies be useful for people living with dementia? 
How do I select the "right" product?
Ethical issues when considering using assistive technology
Product options
Assistive technologies to assist getting around
Assistive technologies to assist staying engaged
Assistive technologies to assist safety and wellbeing
Assistive technologies to assist maintaining independence/assist with care needs
The way forward - So where do I go from here?
A self-assessment checklist for the use of assistive technology
Useful Resources and Links

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Brief therapy and managed care : readings for contemporary practice
by Michael F. Hoyt
Managed-care systems - which emphasize efficiency, outcomes, and accountability - are rapidly becoming the standard in the health care industry. To succeed in these systems, clinicians must be prepared to target and achieve specific treatment goals.  Hoyt presents guidelines for offering psychotherapy that is both conscientiously managed as well as appropriate and sensitive to the needs of different clients. The author offers an overview of the current field of brief psychotherapies and examines various issues that can advance or impede efficient treatment. Using numerous case examples, Hoyt describes several models of brief psychotherapy - solution-oriented, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, transactional analytic, Ericksonian - that are well suited for improving quality while containing costs. In addition to therapy with individuals, he describes approaches for working with couples and conducting group therapy, and also addresses training and supervision issues.

Handbook of solution-focused brief therapy

Born out of the Second Annual Conference on Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, this comprehensive edited collection offers mental health practitioners a much needed resource for applying solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) techniques. The expert contributors present the most current research information, illustrative case examples, and practical tools for developing the skills necessary to deliver effective solution-focused therapy across a variety of treatments settings. The book offers a framework for integrating the solution-focused model with the problem-focused approach that results in an increased number of therapeutic options available to clinicians. The contributors clearly demonstrate that SFBT addresses a wide range of presenting problems and this practical therapeutic model has proven to be effective across economic, Ander, and racial lines. And, most importantly, at the very heart of the solution-focused techniques is rooted the spiritual values inherent to all productive therapeutic work.
Making evidence-based psychological treatments work with older adults
edited by Forrest Scogin and Avani Shah
Each chapter focuses on one of the major presenting problems — anxiety, insomnia, depression, memory function, and behavioral disturbances — with researchers identifying successful evidence-based treatments (EBTs), and clinicians discussing how their specific expertise and flexibility maximized EBT fidelity while tailoring the EBT to the special needs and conditions of their older clients.Written for clinicians who specialize in psychotherapy and counseling 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.

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