Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Future care of older adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse
by Paredes, Angelica M., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2015, 62; 1590919
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this project was to partner with Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse agency, locate a potential funding source and write a grant to obtain funding for a training to decrease burnout among mental health professionals. This future care of older adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse project will address the needs of direct service providers working in the mental health field. A literature review was conducted to examine the best practices for decreasing and preventing burnout, and to examine history, policies, and so on related to the topic of burnout. This future care of older adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse program will support mental health professionals in decreasing or preventing the symptoms of burnout and in turn, help them to provide improved care to clients. The actual submission or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of the project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Jennings, Lisa
Commitee: Campbell, Venetta, Lam, Brian
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work, School of
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 54/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Mental health, Gerontology, Social work
Keywords: Mental health, Older adults, Substance use
Publication Number: 1590919
ISBN: 978-1-321-81091-2
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