Treating Late Life Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

Treating Late Life Depression: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Approach, Therapist Guide

by Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Larry W. Thompson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195383699

ISBN-13: 9780195383690

Pub. Date: 09/04/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Depression is a common problem for individuals in their senior years. Conservative estimates suggest that more than five million seniors over 65 are suffering from severe depression. How can you help your older clients manage depressed mood? This Therapist Guide outlines a three-phase program based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Designed

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Depression is a common problem for individuals in their senior years. Conservative estimates suggest that more than five million seniors over 65 are suffering from severe depression. How can you help your older clients manage depressed mood? This Therapist Guide outlines a three-phase program based on the principles of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Designed specifically for use with older adults, this treatment generally is delivered over the course of 16 - 20 sessions. In Phase 1 of the intervention, clients are introduced to the program and are encouraged to develop goals for therapy. The focus of Phase 2 is on helping the client acquire the cognitive and behavioral skills needed to meet the therapy goals. It is during this phase that clients learn the benefits of participating in pleasant activities, how to challenge negative thinking, how to manage feelings of anger and frustration through relaxation, and how to improve communication skills. Phase 3 deals with termination and how to maintain the gains obtained in therapy. Step-by-step instructions for administering therapy are provided in a user-friendly format, along with information on screening and assessment. A separate chapter on age-related issues that may affect treatment guides you through potentially difficult clinical situations. Complete with sample dialogues, at-home assignments, and lists of materials needed, this comprehensive guide includes all the tools necessary for facilitating effective treatment.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195383690
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
09/04/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introductory Information for Therapists 1

Ch. 2 Assessment of Older Adults 21

Ch. 3 Age-Related Issues That Affect CBT 41

Pt. I Early Phase of Therapy 63

Ch. 4 Module 1: Introduction to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 65

Ch. 5 Module 2: Identifying Target Complaints and Setting Goals 81

Pt. II Middle Phase of Therapy 91

Ch. 6 Module 3: Doing Tools 97

Ch. 7 Module 4: Thinking Tools 111

Ch. 8 Module 5: Feeling Tools 153

Ch. 9 Module 6: Communication Tools 179

Pt. III Late Phase of Therapy 201

Ch. 10 Module 7: Termination 205

The California Older Person's Pleasant Events Schedule (COPPES) 213

Recommended Readings on the Use of CBT With Older Adults 225

National Resources for Older Adults 227

References 233

About the Authors 241

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