Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life: Assessment and Treatment

Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life: Assessment and Treatment

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by Ken Laidlaw
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198569459

ISBN-13: 9780198569459

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Although perceptions and realities of ageing have changed markedly over the last few decades, it is clear to practitioners working with older people that emotional problems remain a major factors affecting health and happiness in later life. This book provides a concise, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to best practice in therapy with older people, for a wide

Overview

Although perceptions and realities of ageing have changed markedly over the last few decades, it is clear to practitioners working with older people that emotional problems remain a major factors affecting health and happiness in later life. This book provides a concise, authoritative, and up-to-date guide to best practice in therapy with older people, for a wide range of mental health professionals.

The editors bring together chapters by experienced trainers and clinicians that cover all the significant problems and issues in the assessment and treatment of emotional disorders in later life. The introductory chapters examine the individual, social, cultural, and physical experience of ageing, and provide an essential background for a caring and professional understanding of related emotional disorders and their effective treatment. Throughout the book, key research and clinical experience is reported as underlying evidence-based treatment, but the emphasis is on practical guidance for assessment and interventions, rather than detailed discussion of methodological issues. A range of expertise is provided, making this book an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with the mental health needs of older people.

This book will be essential for all those working with older people, including mental health professionals such as clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses, occupational therapists, counselors, service managers, and social workers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198569459
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
484
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

List of contributors xi

Part 1 Understanding emotional problems in later life

1 A lifespan developmental perspective of psychological ageing K. Warner Schaie 3

2 Normal and abnormal ageing Bob Woods 33

3 Contextual adult lifespan theory for adapting psychotherapy Bob G. Knight Lewina O. Lee 59

Part 2 Psychotherapy treatment approaches with older people

4 Cognitive behaviour therapy with depressed older people Ken Laidlaw Larry W. Thompson 91

5 Schemas and schema-focused approaches with older people Ian A. James 117

6 Interpersonal psychotherapy as a treatment for late-life depression Gregory A. Hinrichsen 141

7 Current psychodynamic approaches with older people Inger Hilde Nordhus 165

8 Caregiver family therapy Sara H. Qualls 183

Part 3 Assessment and treatment of common emotional disorders in later life

9 Assessment and treatment of depression Kaci Fairchild Forrest Scogin 213

10 Assessment and treatment of anxiety in later life Jeffrey A. Cully Melinda A. Stanley 233

11 Assessment and treatment of insomnia in later life Niall M. Broomfield Matthew R. Wild Colin Espie 257

12 Assessment and treatment issues in bereavement in later life Dolores Gallagher-Thompson Tamarra Dupart Weiling Liu Heather Gray Tamiko Eto Larry W. Thompson 287

Part 4 Special problems in later life

13 Assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviour in later life Paul R. Duberstein Marnin J. Heisel 311

14 Assessment and treatment of dementia-related affective disturbances Rebecca S. Logsdon Susan M. McCurry Linda Teri 345

15 Assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety after stroke Shirley A. Thomas Nadina B. Lincoln 363

16 Cognitive behaviour therapy for depression in Parkinson's disease Ken Laidlaw 383

17 Issues in assessment and intervention for distress in Alzheimer caregivers Louis D. Burgio Bettina Schmid Misti N. Johnson 403

18 Assessment and psychosocial intervention for older people with suspected dementia: a memory clinic perspective Esme Moniz-Cook 421

19 Psychological assessment and treatment with older adults: past trends and future directions Bob G. Knight Gia Robinson Shurgot 453

Index 465

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mtucker More than 1 year ago
The "handbook of Emotional disorder in late life", for me is very insightful, considering I work in Geriatrics. The book is very relevant to the problems encountered by the elderly and family members. Granted, this is required reading for my Graduate class, it is one text book I have thoroughly enjoyed.