Social Work with Older Adults: A Biopsychosocial Approach to Assessment and Intervention, 5th edition

  • Kathleen McInnis-Dittrich

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A practical, comprehensive approach to the major areas of social work with older adults, Social Work with Older Adults provides pre- and in-service social workers with a clear and engaging all-in-one resource for working with older adults. This practical and comprehensive text examines the basics of biopsychosocial functioning, the assessment of older adults' strengths and the design of both traditional and alternative interventions to treat a wide variety of challenges facing older adults. Readers are given the opportunity to practice the tools and strategies they need in the field through numerous case studies, discussion questions and new integrated learning activities.

The 5th Edition includes a new chapter (13) that details the importance of community programs, as well as expanded coverage of culturally responsive practice throughout the text. New cases with discussion questions and new end-of-chapter integrated learning activities offer readers even more opportunities for practice.

Published by Pearson (June 11th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137413416

Subject: Social Work & Human Services

Category: Aging & Gerontology


1. The Context of Social Work Practice with Older Adults
2. Biological Changes and the Physical Well-Being of Older Adults
3. Psychosocial Adjustments to Aging
4. Conducting a Biopsychosocial Assessment
5. Differential Assessment and Diagnosis of Cognitive and Emotional Problems of Older Adults
6. Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, and Dementia in Older Adults
7. Complementary and Alternative Approaches to Treating Socioemotional Conditions in Older Adults
8. Substance Abuse and Suicide Prevention in Older Adults
9. Social Work Practice in Identifying and Preventing Abuse and Neglect of Older Adults
10. The Role of Spirituality in Social Work with Older Adults
11. Advance Care Planning and End-of-Life Care for Older Adults
12. Working with Older Adults' Support Systems in Caregiving
13. Community Programs to Support "Aging in Place:" Age-Friendly Communities, Transportation, and Housing
14. Income Programs, Health Insurance, and Support Services for Older Adults: Challenges and Opportunities

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