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Members' Books & Recent Publications

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Allen, R. S., Burgio, L. D. (In Press). Training therapists in gerontology [Review of the book Psychotherapy with Older Adults (Third Edition)]. Contemporary Psychology.
Heiser, D., Brennan, M., Redic, J. (In Press). Spirituality and Palliative Care: The CARE Cabinet Intervention. Haworth Press.
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Carney, K. and Norris, M. (2017). Transforming long term care: Expanded roles for mental health professionals. American Psychological Association Press, Washington, DC
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Bush, S. S., Allen, R S. & Molinari, V.A. (2016). Ethical practice in geropsychology. American Psychological Association Press, Washington, DC
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Gibson, R.M., PhD, JD, and Ferrini, R.L., MD, MPH, CMD. (2014). Identifying and Managing Long-Term Care Residents With Criminal or Correctional Histories: Preliminary Analysis of One Facility's Experience. Annals of Long-Term Care(June). Retrieved from:
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Gibson, R.M., Boyd, J.G. (2013). Medical Decision-Making in California Long-term Care Facilities: Health & Safety Code Section 1418.8, a Mandated Alternative to Conservatorship. Trusts and Estates Quarterly [Posted with permission from Trusts and Estates Quarterly.]. Trusts and Estates Quarterly, 19(1). Retrieved from:,_2013.pdf
O'Riley, Alisa, Ph.D., Nadorff, Michael R., Ph.D., Conwell, Yeates, M.D., & Edelstein, Barry, Ph.D. (2013). Challenges Associated With Managing Suicide Risk in Long-Term Care Facilities. Annals of Long-Term Care. Retrieved from: Suicide in LTC.pdf
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Barbera, Eleanor Feldman. (2012). The Savvy Resident's Guide: Everything You Wanted to Know About Your Nursing Home Stay But Were Afraid to Ask. Psychology Insights Press
Christy, A., Molinari, V. (2012). Emergency commitment of people residing in assisted living facilities. Community Mental Health Journal Apr, 48(2), 219-22.
Gibson, R.M., Ferrini, R.L. (2012). Difficult Resident or Personality Disorder? A Long-Term Care Perspective. Annals of Long-Term Care.
Lane, Geoffrey W., Podgorski, Carol A., Noronha Delilah O. (2012). "The Hidden Caregiver": Kinship caregivers and lessons learned from dementia family caregiving [Taylor & Francis Online]. Clinical Gerontologist, 35, 195-203. Retrieved from:
Molinari, V. (2012). Application of the competency model to geropsychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(5), 403-409.
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Christy, A., Molinari, V. (2011). Emergency commitment from nursing homes. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12(8), 551-553.
Cohen, D., Hayes, T., Molinari, V. (2011). State policies for the residency of offenders in long-term care facilities: Balancing right to care with safety. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 12(7), 481-486.
Gibson, R.M. (2011). Ready for Your Close-Up With James Cagney?. Caring for the Ages.
Molinari, V. (Ed.). (2011). Specialty competencies in geropsychology. New York: Oxford University Press
Molinari, V., Chiriboga, D. A., Branch, L.G., Schinka, J., Schonfeld, L., Kos, L., Mills, W., Krok, J. Hyer, K. (2011). Reasons for psychiatric prescription for new nursing home residents. Aging & Mental Health, 15(7), 904-912.
Molinari, V., Edelstein, B. (2011). Commentary on the current status and the future of behavior therapy in long-term care settings. Behavior Therapy, 42(1), 59-65.
Molinari, V., Hyer, K., Chiriboga, D., Branch, L., Schonfeld, L. (2011). Mental health treatment in nursing homes [HeinOnline]. Marquette Elder's Advisor Law Review. Retrieved from:
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Gibson, R.M., Ferrini, R.L. (2010). You let them do what??!! Decision-Making Capacity and the Exercise of Patient Autonomy in Long-Term Care.. Annals of Long-Term Care.
Hyer, K, Molinari, V., Kaplan, M., Jones, S. (2010). Credentialing dementia training: The Florida experience. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(6), 864-873.
Karel, M., Emery, E., Molinari, V., CoPGTP Task Force on the Assessment of Geropsychology Competencies. (2010). Development of a tool to evaluate geropsychology knowledge and skill competencies. International Psychogeriatrics, 22(6), 886-895.
King-Kallimanis B., Schonfeld, L., Molinari, V., Brown, L., Kearns, W., Davis, D., Werner, D., Beattie, E., Nelson, A. (2010). Longitudinal investigation of wandering behavior in Department of Veterans Affairs nursing home care units. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25, 166-174.
Molinari, V., Chiriboga, D., Branch, L., Cho, S., Turner, K., Guo, J., Hyer, K. (2010). Provision of psychopharmacological services in nursing homes. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 65(1), 57-60.
Molinari, V., Volicer, L. (2010). Dementia. In I. Weiner & E. Craighead (Eds.). Corsini's encyclopedia of psychology (4th ed.), 472-474.
Park, N.S., Jang, Y., Lee, B. S., Schonfeld, L., Molinari, V. (2010). Willingness to use mental health services among residents in assisted living []. Journal of Applied Gerontology. . Retrieved from:
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Ferrini, R.L., Dellefield, M.E., Hilleary, G., Gibson, R.M., Chu, S., Beecham, N. (2009). Lessons Learned in the Care of Persons with Late-Stage Huntington's Disease. Annals of Long-Term Care.
Loboprabhu, S., Molinari, V., Hamilton, J. D., Lomax, J. (2009). The aging physician with cognitive impairment: approaches to oversight, prevention, and remediation. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 17(6), 445-454.
Molinari, V., Hedgecock, D., Branch, L., Brown, L., Hyer, K. (2009). Mental health services in nursing homes: A survey of Florida nursing home administrative personnel. Aging & Mental Health, 13(3), 477-486.

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