Psychotherapy with Older Adults

Psychotherapy with Older Adults

by Bob G. Knight
     
 

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… See more details below

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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

Acknowledgments
Preface
1Gerontology for Psychotherapists: The Contextual, Cohort-Based, Maturity, Specific-Challenge Model1
2Adaptations of Psychotherapy for Older Adults25
3Building Rapport With the Older Client48
4Transference and Countertransference With Older Clients67
5Guidelines for Assessment in the Context of the Practice of Psychotherapy96
6Grief Work With Older Adults139
7Chronic Illness in Later Life160
8Psychotherapy and the Person With Dementia187
9Psychotherapy With Family Caregivers of Frail Older Adults204
10Life Review in Psychotherapy With Older Adults223
11Ethical Issues and Concluding Thoughts on Psychotherapy With Older Adults243
References259
Index277

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