The purpose of this book is to disseminate "best practice" models of treatment for the common mental health problems of late life, so that evidence-based practice will become the norm (rather than the exception) when working clinically with older adults. Each chapter contains reviews of the empirical literature focusing on studies conducted with elders; then they emphasize how CBT can be applied most effectively to that specific patient population. Case studies illuminate practice recommendations, and issues of diversity are likewise highlighted whenever possible.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 1570 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm
Edition: 2008 ed.
From the reviews:
"The book is geared for mental health professionals, including clinical psychologists, geriatric psychiatrists, gerontological nurses, clinical social workers, occupational therapists, and marriage and family therapists as well as students in graduate and advanced courses in these fields. ... This excellent book deals with a broad range of disorders, both physical and psychological, covering different cognitive-behavioral therapy options backed by research. ... is a good starting point for learning about treatment of older adults." (Gary B Kaniuk, Doody's Review Service, August, 2008)
"Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies with Older Adults will therefore be welcomed by those with an interest in this growing field. ... Each chapter follows a broadly similar structure and helpfully includes a case study. Assessment is focused on extensively and at times seems to be at the expense of detail regarding the therapy. Whilst primarily a book for practicing CBT therapists, it is potentially an invaluable reference for any professional working with older adults." (Ceri Evans, International Psychogeriatrics, Vol. 21 (3), 2009)
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