Prepare yourself, your students, or your care culture to meet the "age wave" of self-advocating clients demanding a high quality of life and positive mental wellness. This provocative volume guides practitioners and future practitioners alike in using strenths-based interventions to help other adults help themselves and improve their quality of life by reinforcing and valuing their age, wisdom, and experiences. This book's renowned authos fulfill the mandate of the landmark 2000 U.S. Surgeon General's report on mental health. They emphasize an extremely practical, strengths-based, multidisciplinary - social, physical, and spiritual - approach to therapy with older adults. An abundance of detailed case studies shows you how this approach can be applied. Learn innovative ways to focus interventions on older adults' remaining strengths and successful coping strategies.