Mental Health Issues and Aging: Building on the Strengths of Older Persons (Social Work)

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Authors Tice and Perkins present a strengths model for addressing the mental health issues of the elderly (such as depression and anxiety) and use real-life examples to show readers how this model can be put to work in the community with no more money or resources than ordinarily encountered.

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Dr. Carolyn Tice is the Associate Dean and Program Chair at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and was appointed to her position July, 2002. Her prior appointment was chair of the Department of Social Work, Ohio University, a position she held for nine years. Dr. Tice teaches social welfare policy. She received her BSW from West Virginia University, a MSW from Temple University, and completed her DSW at the University of Pennsylvania where she worked with Hmong refugees. Throughout her career she has worked in the nation's Appalachian region. The author of three books, Dr. Tice's research focus has been on rural aspects of social work practice and the strengths perspective. She is a site visitor for the Council on Social Work Education and a member of the Program Committee for the Maryland Chapter of the National Association of Social Work.

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"This is an important text. It provides a practical application of highly abstract concepts of the strengths perspective. Clear, cogent examples represent a variety of practice settings and problem areas, making this book valuable for workers in mental health, community practice, and all settings in which older adults participate. McKnight has provided the motivation for this type of work; these authors give us the hammer and nails to make it happen!"

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