Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing, Second Edition


The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Now in a new revised Second Edition, the Handbook offers the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. The book provides a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including ...

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The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Now in a new revised Second Edition, the Handbook offers the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. The book provides a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia), the current social service context, and assessment and intervention techniques.

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: The world's population is steadily aging and the geriatric sector is growing. There is increased recognition of the unique psychological challenges facing this population, as this second edition indicates in its updates and expansion.
Purpose: The purpose of this book is to provide information about the research and clinical practice regarding psychological problems, assessment issues, and service contexts of older individuals.
Audience: It is intended for clinicians and researchers in psychology, psychiatry, gerontology, and other related fields. The editors represent many years of clinical and scholarly work in this area and they have recruited experts from the United Kingdom, United States, and Australia.
Features: The book covers a broad range of topics, from normal aging to dementia to suicide in older individuals. Related topics include stroke, Parkinson's disease, psychosis, depression, and sleep disturbance. The chapters are well researched, scientifically rooted, and current. The book presents balanced viewpoints and notes both overlap (referring the reader to more detailed sections in other chapters) and omissions. In the latter case, outstanding recommendations are made for further reading on the topic. The valuable middle section discusses different contexts where psychologists provide care. In addition to discussing the care for patients in these settings (e.g., residences or primary care), these chapters also address issues such as job satisfaction and staff burnout. Caregiver stress is also covered later in the book. Some chapters, however, are almost too cursory to be of any value (e.g., the chapter on neuropsychological assessment and capacity and consent). There are sufficient figures and illustrations, and readers will find helpful tables summarizing the information throughout the book. The references are current and the index is extensive.
Assessment: This is a solid book on the clinical psychology of aging. The second edition is updated and improved with a broad range of topics. Although readers will find many benefits in this book, they should expect only to have their appetite whetted by the perfunctory coverage of many topics and prepare themselves to follow the references for knowledge satiation. Although the suggested readings and references are good, the need to seek secondary sources seems unreasonable after spending over $200 for this book.
From the Publisher
"This extremely comprehensive Handbook is an excellent reference guide to work with older people. It communicates motivation and inspiration in working with a client group that is still inevitably a "silent minority." (Ageing & Society, October 2008)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470012307
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/15/2008
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 658
  • Product dimensions: 6.95 (w) x 9.94 (h) x 1.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Bob Woods has been practising as a clinical psychologist with older people for over 30 years. His interest was activated prior to clinical training by his experience working initially as a clinical psychologist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where the is a strong tradition of old age research. Subsequently he combined extensive clinical work with older people with academic appointment at the Institute of Psychiatry. London and University College, London. In both settings he was heavily involved in training clinical psychologist in work with older people. in 1996, he was appointed to the first Chair in Clinical Psychology with Older People in the UK, At the University of Wales, Bangor, where he is also-Co-Director of the Dementia services Development Centre Wales, Academic Directors of the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme and Director of the Wales Dementias Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (NEURODEM Cymru). His publications have included over 120 books, book chapters and journal articles, and his research has included studies on both depression and dementia,on assessment and therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. he received the Alzheimer's Society therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. He received the Alzhemier's Society therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. He received the Alzheimer's Society twenty-fifth Anniversary Award "for contributions to the Alzheimer's Society and to the twenty-fifth Anniversary Award 'for contributions to the Alzheimer's Society and to the cause of people with dementia and their careers in 2004, and the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology M B Shapiro Award, for a career contribution to the development of clinical psychology in 2006. He continues o work clinically, in the Bangor memory Clinic.

Linda Clare is a chartered clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. She holds the post of Reader in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Wales Bangor, interests focus primarily on the theoretical and clinical issues surrounding awareness and self-concept, the impact of progressive cognitive impairment on self and relationship and the potential of neuropsychological rehabilitation for people with early-stage dementia. Her career and recent research focuses on the application of cognitive rehabilitation for people with early stage dementia, on the implications and impact of differing feels of people with early sage dementia, on the implications and impact of differing levels of awareness in people with early-stage dementia, and on issue sin family caregiving. She has also published a substantial set of qualitative studies analyzing the subjective experience of dementia and the way in which both people with dementia and their family members attempt to adjust and cope at different stages of he disorder. As well as publishing over 70 journal articles, Dr Clare has coauthored a book for patients and families on coping with memory problems and has authored and coedited texts on cognitive rehabilitation in dementia and on disturbances of awareness. She currently serves as Editor for the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Group, is on the Editorial board of the journal Neuropsychological rehabilitation, and contributes to a number of research and professional networks. In 2003, she received the May Davidson Award from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors .

List of Contributors.


Chapter 1. Introduction (Bob Woods).

Part I. Ageing.

Chapter 2. Ageing and Adaptatio (Peter Coleman and Ann O’Hanlon).

Chapter 3. Memory and Cognition in Ageing (Boo Johansson).

Chapter 4. Ageing and Physical Health (Val Morrison).

Chapter 5. Death, Dying and Bereavement (Jan Oyebode).

Part II. Psychological Problems.

Chapter 6 Manifestations of Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults

Inger Hilde Nordhus

Chapter 7. Suicide and Attempted Suicide in Later Life (Bob Woods).

Chapter 8. Psychological Trauma in Late Life: Conceptualisation, Assessment and Treatment (Steve Davies).

Chapter 9. Late-onset Psychosis (Linda Clare and Sharon Giblin).

Chapter 10. Dementia as a Biopsychosocial Condition: Implications for Practice and Research (Murna Downs, Linda Clare and Elizabeth Anderson).

Chapter 11. The Neuropsychology of Dementia: Alzheimer's Disease and other Neurodegenerative Disorders (Robin Morris).

Chapter 12. Parkinson’s Disease (Peter Hobson).

Chapter 13. Stroke (Janet Cockburn).

Chapter 14. Sleep and Insomnia in Later Life (Kevin Morgan).

Part III. Service Context.

Chapter 15. Values and Diversity in Working with Older People (Kate Allan).

Chapter 16. Family Caregiving: Research and Clinical Intervention (Steve Zarit and Anne Edwards).

Chapter 17. Residential Care (Bob Woods).

Chapter18. Elder Abuse and Neglect (Alice Reay and Kevin Browne).

Chapter 19. Primary Care Psychology and Older People (Gita Bhutani).

Chapter 20. Ageing, Dementia and People with Intellectual Disability (Chris Oliver, Dawn Adams and Sunny Kalsy).   

Chapter 21. Palliative Care for People with Dementia: Principles, Practice and Implications (Katherine Froggatt, Murna Downs and Neil Small).

Part IV. Assessment.

Chapter 22. Neuropsychological Assessment of the Older Person (Linda Clare).

Chapter 23. Assessing Function, Behaviour and Need (Adrienne Little and Breid Doherty).

Chapter 24. Assessing Mood, Well-being and Quality of Life (Bob Woods).

Chapter 25. Capacity and Consent: Empowering and Protecting Vulnerable Older People (Charles Twining).

Part V. Intervention.

Chapter 26. The Socio-cultural Context in Understanding Older Adults: Contextual Adult Life Span Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy (Bob Knight and Cecilia Poon).

Chapter 27. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People (Ken Laidlaw).

Chapter 28. Psychoanalysis and Old Age (Rachael Davenhill).

Chapter 29. Systemic Interventions and Older People (Alison Roper-Hall).

Chapter 30. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation in Later Life: Special Considerations, Contributions and Future Directions (Margaret Crossley).

Chapter 31. Psychological Interventions with People with Dementia (Bob Woods and Linda Clare).

Chapter 32. Interventions for Family Caregivers of People with Dementia (Henry Brodaty and Karen Berman).

Chapter 33. Challenging Behaviour in Dementia: A Psychosocial Approach to Intervention (Mike Bird and Esme Moniz-Cook).

Chapter 34. Interventions at the Care Team Level (Dawn Brooker).


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