Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy in Late Life: Helping Cognitively Impaired or Depressed Elders and Their Caregivers

Clinician's Guide to Interpersonal Psychotherapy in Late Life: Helping Cognitively Impaired or Depressed Elders and Their Caregivers

by Mark D Miller
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195382242

ISBN-13: 9780195382242

Pub. Date: 04/21/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Cognitive Impairment (IPT-ci) aims to improve coping skills of older adults. It builds on traditional Interpersonal Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment that has been found useful in treating depressed elders. Cognitive impairment, a common occurrence in the older population due to disease or age-related causes of changes in

Overview

Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Cognitive Impairment (IPT-ci) aims to improve coping skills of older adults. It builds on traditional Interpersonal Psychotherapy, an evidence-based treatment that has been found useful in treating depressed elders. Cognitive impairment, a common occurrence in the older population due to disease or age-related causes of changes in brain function, calls for additional strategies to optimize functioning. IPT-ci seeks to help older patients and their caregivers manage the effects of cognitive impairment, particularly in the early phase when behavior changes are often misunderstood, as well as to plan for potential future declines in cognitive functioning.

Part I offers an overview of IPT principles and the development of IPT-ci, as well as essential background information for those new to the field of clinical geriatrics. Chapters on late-life depression, cognitive impairment/dementia, and executive function provide key points of reference for working with this population. Part II demonstrates the IPT-ci approach from the initial interview through long-term follow up. Special attention is paid to the role of concerned family members or caregivers and the role transition they are going through becoming caregivers.

This guide is replete with case examples, numbered for easy reference and representing a range of patients and issues. Detailed analysis clarifies the application of IPT-ci elements. Clinicians will find this guide a practical resource for treating older patients and assisting their caregivers from the first visit to lifelong management.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195382242
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/21/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Rationale and Background for IPT
Introduction
1. Overview of Basic Principles of Interpersonal Psychotherapy
2. Rationale and Background for IPT
3. A Concise Review of Gerontology/Geriatric Medicine
4. Overview of Late Life Depression
5. The Cognitive Impairment Spectrum: MCI to Dementia
6. Manifestations of Executive Dysfunction
SECTION II: Principles of IPT for Cognitive Impairment
7. IPT Basics
8. Incorporating Family/Caregivers into the Treatment Process from the First Meeting
9. Specific Foci in IPT: Grief, Role, Transition, Role Dispute, Interpersonal Deficits
10. The Caregiver's Own Role Transition
11. Flexible Individual or Joint Sessions
12. Reaching Steady State and Long Term Planning
Postscript Future Directions for IPT

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