Mental health services for older adults implications for training and practice in geropsychology

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Published by American Psychological Association in Washington, DC .

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Includes bibliographical references.

Book details

StatementBob G. Knight ... [et al.], editors.
ContributionsKnight, Bob., American Psychological Association.
LC ClassificationsRC451.4.A5 M4624 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 158 p. ;
Number of Pages158
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Open LibraryOL791254M
ISBN 101557983348
LC Control Number95023757

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