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Overview

A Guide to Psychotherapy and Aging dispels the common belief that older people respond poorly to psychotherapy. A comprehensive overview of clinical interventions with older adults, backed by research and illustrated with case examples, this volume explores the challenges as well as the rewards of working with the growing elderly population. Experienced clinicians describe how to adapt traditional psychotherapeutic approaches - including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, psychoanalytic, and family therapy - and apply them to later-life problems.

Using interpersonal psychotherapy w/ depressed elders, family therapy w/aging families, interventions w/caregivers.

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Overviews clinical interventions with older adults, describing how to adapt traditional psychotherapeutic approaches to problems in later life. Part I covers specific interventions, and Part II discusses special issues including assessment, the medical context of psychotherapy with the elderly, and psychological interventions in nursing homes. Includes many case illustrations, and discussion of theory and recent research. For clinicians and graduate students. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557983732
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 291
  • Product dimensions: 7.26 (w) x 10.29 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Introduction - Psychotherapy and Aging: Multiple Strategies, Positive Outcomes 1
1 Overview of Psychotherapy With the Elderly: The Contextual, Cohort-Based, Maturity-Specific-Challenge Model 17
2 Behavioral and Cognitive-Behavioral Treatments: An Overview of Social Learning 35
3 Applying Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy to the Psychological Problems of Later Life 61
4 Using Interpersonal Psychotherapy With Depressed Elders 83
5 Modern Psychoanalytic Treatment of the Older Patient 101
6 Family Therapy With Aging Families 121
7 Interventions With Family Caregivers 139
8 Techniques and Instruments for Assessment of the Elderly 163
9 The Medical Context of Psychotherapy With the Elderly 221
10 Psychological Interventions in Nursing Homes 241
11 Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Older Adults 269
Index 285
About the Editors 293
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