This conceptual paper will aid counselors and mental health professionals in obtaining insight to utilizing a Social Determinants of Mental Health Framework with older adult clients. Further, the article incorporates the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies to further contextualize the therapeutic alliance. The authors utilize the Social Determinants of Mental Health Framework to frame counseling assessment, case conceptualization, and treatment planning to improve the mental health outcomes of older adults. The article utilizes a specific case example to assess, conceptualize, and plan treatment for an older adult client contextualized in their environment.
Author ORCID Identifier
Janelle L. Jones - 0000-0002-5798-7075
Julia Lancaster - 0000-0002-7228-7595
Lauren B. Robins - 0000-0002-8898-3499
Matthew L. Nice - 0000-0002-3113-6491
Bisola Duyile - 0000-0001-5643-5191
Jones, Janelle L.; Lancaster, Julia; Robins, Lauren; Killam, Wendy K.; Nice, Matthew L.; and Duyile, Bisola
"Utilization of the Social Determinants of Mental Health Framework with Older Adults for Assessment, Case Conceptualization, and Treatment Planning,"
Adultspan Journal: Vol. 22:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://mds.marshall.edu/adsp/vol22/iss1/5