Mental health providers are increasingly called on to justify treatment and to measure outcomes. The book outlines a treatment planning process that will facilitate a focused approach with behaviorally stated objectives and measurable goals. For each of 27 problems that can cause functional impairment in older people, the book offers problem definitions, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and suggested interventions. Problem areas covered include anxiety, deficits in activities of daily living, depression, memory impairment, paranoid ideation, sleep disturbance, and substance dependence. Several possible axis I diagnoses are suggested for each problem.