Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life: A New Perspective on Old Age / Edition 1

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Cognitive Analytic Therapy and Later Life highlights that any attempt to work psychotherapeutically with older people must take into account the effects of working within a context of institutional ageism. It explores the specialist skills required when working with older people, covering: early trauma, narcissism and the re-emergence of borderline traits and dissociative states, the emergence of treatment resistant depression and anxiety and the use of the Cognitive Analytic Therapy model to challenge the child centred paradigm of psychoanalytic theory. Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, nurses, social workers and occupational therapists alike will find this an illuminating and thought provoking book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583911457
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures, boxes and tables
Notes on contributors
Pt. I Ageing, ageism and CAT : the theoretical and psychological context of psychotherapy with older people 1
Introduction 3
1 The development of the dialogic self in CAT : a fresh perspective on ageing 6
2 Ageism in therapy and beyond 45
3 Why do so few become elders? 67
4 Individual CAT with older people : clinical examples 84
Pt. II The developmental conditions of later life from a CAT perspective 99
Introduction 101
5 King Lear : the mirror cracked 109
6 The case of Michael (therapist Madeleine Loates) 133
7 A coming together of CBT and CAT : sequential diagrammatic reformulation of the long-term effects of complex and distant trauma 146
8 Borderline traits and dissociated states in later life 177
9 Cultures of care in severe depression and dementia 201
Afterword 221
Index 222
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