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Psychotherapy with Older Adults
     

Psychotherapy with Older Adults

by Bob G. Knight
 

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ISBN-10: 080393534X

ISBN-13: 9780803935341

Pub. Date: 02/01/1989

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Incorporating some new scientific findings and revising his model in some respects, Knight (U. of Southern California) presents a new edition of his text on the psychotherapeutic treatment of older adults. His model focuses on issues of chronic illness and frequent grieving in a social context and stresses a process of increasing maturity throughout adulthood. It also

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Incorporating some new scientific findings and revising his model in some respects, Knight (U. of Southern California) presents a new edition of his text on the psychotherapeutic treatment of older adults. His model focuses on issues of chronic illness and frequent grieving in a social context and stresses a process of increasing maturity throughout adulthood. It also relies on the recognition of "cohort differences," meaning stable and lasting differences in abilities, beliefs, attitudes, and personality dimensions distinguishing birth-year-defined groups. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803935341
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/01/1989
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
192

Table of Contents

1. Gerontology for Psychotherapists: The Contextual, Cohort Based, Maturity/Specific Challenge Model
2. Adaptations of Psychotherapy for Older Adults
3. Building Rapport with the Older Client
4. Transference & Countertransference with Older Clients
5. Guidelines for Assessment in the Context of the Practice of Psychotherapy
6. Griefwork with Older Adults
7. Chronic Illness in Later Life
8. Psychotherapy for the Person with Dementia
9. Psychotherapy with Family Caregivers of Frail Older Adults
10. Life Review in Psychotherapy with Older Adults
11. Ethical Issues & Concluding Thoughts on Psychotherapy with Older Adults

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