This practical book helps readers provide effective mental, emotional, and behavioral health services to clients across the continuum of care, from health promotion through long-term treatment and remediation. Anchoring each chapter within a life stage—from childhood through older adulthood—the text identifies the nature and origin of various psychological issues and emphasizes the importance of anticipating and responding early to concerns that arise for large portions of the population. The Second Edition features new chapters and expanded coverage of important topics, such as sociocultural contextual factors and interprofessional health perspectives.

Supporting Adaptation to New Family Roles in Middle Age

Supporting Adaptation to New Family Roles in Middle Age
Supporting Adaptation to New Family Roles in Middle Age
Mary L. AndersonWestern Michigan University

When Sheila entered my office, she held herself with composure and described herself as “tired, discouraged, and also grateful.” Tears came naturally as she shared about her life, giving voice to her struggles and touching on a well of sorrows that she called her “lost self.” She stated that, at 55, she found herself at a crossroads, no longer grounded in her daily routine of mother and wife, and stretched by responsibilities related to her work, recent divorce, and caring for her elderly parents. “My family means everything to me, but how do I navigate from here?” It seemed that the challenges of ...

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