Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults / Edition 1

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults / Edition 1

by Dolores Gallagher Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387720065

ISBN-13: 9780387720067

Pub. Date: 11/13/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults

Edited by Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ann M. Steffen, and Larry W. Thompson

The physical health of older individuals presents many complex issues for providers; equally challenging are the increasingly complicated mental health problems of older adults. Although behavioral and cognitive

Overview

Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults

Edited by Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Ann M. Steffen, and Larry W. Thompson

The physical health of older individuals presents many complex issues for providers; equally challenging are the increasingly complicated mental health problems of older adults. Although behavioral and cognitive interventions have been successfully used for a variety of mental and psychological disorders, there is an ongoing need for professional training in applications of these strategies with older individuals.

The Handbook of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults brings together expert scientist practitioners and the full spectrum of cognitive and behavioral interventions to promote age-appropriate best practice.

The book enhances the professional’s understanding of the learning and self regulating capacities of older adults. Its consistent and easy-access format features empirical reviews, recommended cognitive and behavioral interventions specific to the problem, instructive case studies, and salient diversity issues. In their choice of topics, the editors have assembled the Handbook to fit the unique challenges of both older individuals and the practitioners working with them. Topics covered include:

  • Common conditions, including depression, anxiety, insomnia, and pain syndromes
  • Severe mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, dementia
  • Grief and loss, family caregiving, suicidality
  • Underserved populations, including ethnically and culturally diverse individuals
  • Emerging areas of mental illness management, and effects of Medicare on practice

This is important information for use by frontline mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, geropsychiatrists, gerontological nurses, clinical social workers, occupational therapists, and marriage and family therapists. The Handbook is also suited to graduate and advanced courses in these professions. Reflecting a rapidly developing field, this resource will open up new areas of research and inspire the next wave of treatments tailored to this rapidly expanding population.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387720067
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Behavioral and Cognitive Treatments for Geriatric Depression.- Treating Generalized Anxiety in a Community Setting.- Treatment of Late-life Generalized Anxiety Disorder in Primary Care Settings.- CBT for Late-Life Insomnia.- A Relapse Prevention Model for Older Alcohol Abusers.- Cognitive-Behavioral Pain Management Interventions for Long Term Care Residents with Physical and Cognitive Disabilities.- Reducing Psychosocial Distress in Family Caregivers.- Integrated Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Health Care for Older People with Series Mental Illness.- Cognitive Therapy for Suicidal Older Adults.- Cognitive Therapy for Older People with Psychosis.- Behavioral Interventions to Improve Management of Overweight, Obesity, and Diabetes in Patients with Schizophrenia.- Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Personality Disorders in Older Adults.- Treating Persons with Dementia in Context.- Cognitive Behavioral Case Management for Depressed Low-Income Older Adults.- Post-Stroke Depression and CBT with Older People.- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Older Adults with Bipolar Disorders.- Meaning Reconstruction in Later Life: Toward a Cognitive-Constructivist Approach to Grief Therapy.- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders in Later Life.- Training of Geriatric Mental Health Providers in CBT Interventions for Older Adults.- The Role of Positive Aging in Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Older Adults.- How Medicare Shapes Behavioral Health Practice with Older Adults in the U.S.

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