Seeing older age as a time of loss and helplessness too often prevents therapists from providing treatments that can be of enormous benefit to older people.
Ken Laidlaw, Larry Thompson, Leah Dick-Siskin and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson draw upon their collective wealth of clinical experience to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to the applications of CBT to older adults.
Special features include:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People
- A new CBT model, effectively adapted from Beck's basic CBT model, for use with older adults.
- Numerous clinical examples of the usefulness of CBT to treat depression, anxiety, caregiver distress and sleep disturbances.
- Recommendations for treating depression co-morbid with common medical problems including stroke, Parkinson's disease, the dementias and arthritis.
- Specific recommendations for 'troubleshooting' frequent dilemmas, such as managing suicidality.
- Appendices containing blank examples of forms used within the text, and recommended self-help books and websites for further consultation.
is essential reading for all clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and related health professionals who work with older people.
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