Academic journal article Best Practices in Mental Health

Implementation of Best Practices with Older Adults

Academic journal article Best Practices in Mental Health

Implementation of Best Practices with Older Adults

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This issue of Best Practices in Mental Health recognizes the advancement in age of the journal. We have been in existence for a dozen years, which is not necessarily old, but certainly is not young. We have included six articles on best practice in mental health for older adults, and two others, one on field mentoring and another on suicide in Hispanic people with serious mental illness. We wish to acknowledge and thank our colleague Avani Shah for her help in soliciting the articles on best practices with older adults.

The use of best practices is clearly an issue of implementation and training, and our lead article by Carlson, Goscha, and Rapp considers mentoring by clinical supervisors as a method for training. Our second article introduces the aging discussion with Robert Intrieri's review of best practices for caregiving anxiety and depression in older adults. Robinson, Crawford, and Buckwalter follow with a quasi-experimental study of a two-component treatment for caregiver depression. Next, Christina Matz-Costa addresses well-being and psychological engagement in older adults in the workplace. This is a particularly pertinent topic as more older adults remain in the workplace and delay retirement due chiefly to the Great Recession. …

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