Woman thinkingFor over 30 years psychologists have created, implemented, evaluated and disseminated interventions for caregivers. The prolific rate of productivity in caregiving research has generated so much information that practitioners may be intimidated as they seek a particular approach that works for their specific need.

However, the rapid expansion of the field also means that psychologists are likely to find an empirically based intervention modality to fit their clients, settings, and practice model from among those that have been studied.

This section of the Briefcase offers summaries of principles and of particular models and strategies. For a quick overview of general guidance, review the Principles. For a deeper exploration of specific approaches for particular populations or for particular modalities, see Population Specific Approaches. For reviews of conceptual frameworks that form the foundation for interventions with caregivers, see Intervention Models.

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