Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults

Author: Sara Honn Qualls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470054484
Format: PDF, ePub
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The first book in the new Wiley Series on Geropsychology, Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults is a practical resource created by a team of international luminaries in the field. Developed in conjunction with the Gerontology Center of the University of Colorado, this expert guide provides evidence-based treatment approaches for alleviating depression in older adults.

Psychotherapy with Older Adults

Author: Bob G. Knight
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452238189
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This Third Edition of the bestselling Psychotherapy with Older Adults continues to offer students and professionals a thorough overview of psychotherapy with older adults. Using the contextual, cohort-based, maturity, specific challenge (CCMSC) model, it draws upon findings from scientific gerontology and life-span developmental psychology to describe how psychotherapy needs to be adapted for work with older adults, as well as when it is similar to therapeutic work with younger adults. Sensitively linking both research and experience, author Bob G. Knight provides a practical account of the knowledge, technique, and skills necessary to work with older adults in a therapeutic relationship. This volume considers the essentials of gerontology as well as the nature of therapy in depth, focusing on special content areas and common themes.

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Older Adults

Author: Michael Duffy (Ph.D., ABPP.)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN:
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Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy with Older Adults Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of society and are entering therapy at an unprecedented rate. Editor Michael Duffy has brought together leading experts in geropsychology and older adult counseling to discuss and offer practice strategies appropriate for this diverse population. The Handbook covers new research findings for clinical treatment, coverage of multiple treatment modalities, and clinical problems confronting older clients, including: * Adjusting to role loss, leisure in late life, and retirement * Developmental issues in psychotherapy with older men * Existential issues of hope and meaning in late life therapy * Developing and enhancing the therapeutic alliance with older clients * The impact of cultural differences in psychotherapy with older clients * Using reminiscence and life review as natural therapeutic strategies in groups * Integrated group approaches with early stage Alzheimer's and their families * Family disruption after nursing home placement of onset of dementia patients: systemic dynamics and treatment * Realizing power in intergenerational family hierarchies: when older adults decline

End of Life Issues Grief and Bereavement

Author: Sara Honn Qualls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470881132
Format: PDF, ePub
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A practical overview of clinical issues related to end-of-life care, including grief and bereavement The needs of individuals with life-limiting or terminal illness and those caring for them are well documented. However, meeting these needs can be challenging, particularly in the absence of a well-established evidence base about how best to help. In this informative guide, editors Sara Qualls and Julia Kasl-Godley have brought together a notable team of international contributors to produce a clear structure offering mental health professionals a framework for developing the competencies needed to work with end-of-life care issues, challenges, concerns, and opportunities. Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, this thorough and up-to-date guide answers complex questions often asked by patients, their families and caregivers, and helping professionals as well, including: How does dying occur, and how does it vary across illnesses? What are the spiritual issues that are visible in end-of-life care? How are families engaged in end-of-life care, and what services and support can mental health clinicians provide them? How should providers address mental disorders that appear at the end of life? What are the tools and strategies involved in advanced care planning, and how do they play out during end-of-life care? Sensitively addressing the issues that arise in the clinical care of the actively dying, this timely book is filled with clinical illustrations, guidance, tips for practice, and encouragement. Written to equip mental health professionals with the information they need to guide families and others caring for the needs of individuals with life-threatening and terminal illnesses, End-of-Life Issues, Grief, and Bereavement presents a rich resource for caregivers for the psychological, sociocultural, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects of care at the end of life. Also in the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention Aging Families and Caregiving

Aging Families and Caregiving

Author: Sara Honn Qualls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470444252
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the field of geriatric mental health growing rapidly in the next decade as the Baby Boomers age, this timely guide brings together a notable team of international contributors to provide guidance for caregivers, families, and those who counsel them on managing caregiving challenges for aging family members. Aging Families and Caregiving helps mental health professionals guide families and other caregivers as they adjust to the demands of caring for aging family members and provides essential guidelines for the professionals treating this special-needs population.

Making Evidence based Psychological Treatments Work with Older Adults

Author: Forrest Ray Scogin
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 9781433811579
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Evidence-based practice (EBP) is here to stay. We make this proclamation despite the controversy that has attended this concept. Psychology is, after all, an evidence-based discipline, and we should expect nothing less from the applied arms of our field. In this book, we undertake the daunting task of summarizing the evidence base for psychological treatments as used with a particular segment of the population: older adults. Older adults comprise a substantial and rising portion of the populace, and thus it is important that we bring the best available knowledge to bear on the often complex health and behavioral problems presented by older people. This book is a continuation of efforts undertaken by the Society of Clinical Geropsychology of the American Psychological Association (APA) to provide scholars, practitioners, consumers, and policymakers information on practices that have been systematically evaluated. This book is an effort to provide information on EBTs to practitioners who work with older adults. We would like to provide an overview of the methods the original task force used to identify EBTs so that this information will not need to be repeated in each of the chapters that follow. Five teams were assembled to review the literature on psychological treatments for anxiety, depression, insomnia, memory, disruptive behaviors in dementia, and caregiver distress. These areas were considered the most likely to have received sufficient scientific attention to warrant review; moreover, these are problems that are of significance to older adults and those who serve them. Review teams used a coding manual developed by Weisz and Hawley (2001) for a wider effort to identify EBTs by APA's Society of Clinical Psychology. This manual provided guidance on determining what articles to include in the reviews and decisional rules on whether a treatment should be considered beneficial. In a nutshell, for a treatment to be considered evidence based there needed to be two controlled studies in which the treatment was shown to be significantly better than a control condition"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology

Author: Nancy A. Pachana
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191029106
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Throughout the world, the population of older adults continues to grow. The rise in geriatric populations has seen an increase in research on clinical diagnostic, assessment, and treatment issues aimed at this population. Clinical geropsychologists have increased their interest both in providing mental health services as well as developing approaches to improve quality of life for all older adults. The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology is a landmark publication in this field, providing broad and authoritative coverage of the research and practice issues in clinical geropsychology today, as well as innovations expanding the field's horizons. Comprising chapters from the foremost scholars in clinical geropsychology from around the world, the handbook captures the global proliferation of activity in this field. In addition to core sections on topics such as sources of psychological distress, assessment, diagnosis, and intervention, the handbook includes valuable chapters devoted to methodological issues such as longitudinal studies and meta-analyses in the field, as well as new and emerging issues such as technological innovations and social media use in older populations. Each chapter offers a review of the most pertinent international literature, outlining current issues as well as important cultural implications and key practice issues where relevant, and identifying possibilities for future research and policy applications. The book is essential to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators, and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. In addition, health professionals - including psychiatrists, social workers, mental health nurses, and trainee geriatric mental heatlh workers - will find this a invaluable resource. Older adults comprise a growing percentage of the population worldwide. Clinical psychologists with an interest in older populations have increased the amount of research and applied knowledge about effectively improving mental health later in life, and this book captures that information on an international level. The book addresses how to diagnose, assess and treat mental illness in older persons, as well as ways to improve quality of life in all older persons. It has a great breadth of coverage of the area, including chapters spanning how research is conducted to how new technologies such as virtual reality and social media are used with older people to improve mental health. The book would appeal to all psychology researchers, practitioners, educators and students with an interest in the mental health of older adults. It would also appeal to other health professionals, including psychiatrists, social workers, and mental health nurses who work with older people. It is a valuable resource for trainee geriatric mental health workers because it highlights key readings and important practice implications in the field.

Psychotherapy with Older Adults

Author: Bob G. Knight
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452238189
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Third Edition of the bestselling Psychotherapy with Older Adults continues to offer students and professionals a thorough overview of psychotherapy with older adults. Using the contextual, cohort-based, maturity, specific challenge (CCMSC) model, it draws upon findings from scientific gerontology and life-span developmental psychology to describe how psychotherapy needs to be adapted for work with older adults, as well as when it is similar to therapeutic work with younger adults. Sensitively linking both research and experience, author Bob G. Knight provides a practical account of the knowledge, technique, and skills necessary to work with older adults in a therapeutic relationship. This volume considers the essentials of gerontology as well as the nature of therapy in depth, focusing on special content areas and common themes.

Changes in Decision Making Capacity in Older Adults

Author: Sara Honn Qualls
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470037980
Format: PDF
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Part of the Wiley Series in Clinical Geropsychology, Changes in Decision-Making Capacity in Older Adults: Assessment and Intervention helps to familiarize you with the legal and social contexts for decision making in potentially impaired individuals. Editors Sara Qualls and Michael Smyer have brought together a notable team of international contributors to provide you with a unique framework of the legal, social, and psychological approaches to assessing the ability of older adults to make decisions.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People

Author: Ken Laidlaw
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470862327
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is now well established as an effective treatment for a range of mental health problems, but for clinicians working with older clients, there are particular issues that need to be addressed. Topics covered include the need to build a therapeutic relationship, dealing with stereotypical thinking about ageing, setting realistic expectations in the face of deteriorating medical conditions, maintaining hope when faced with difficult life events such as the loss of a spouse, disability, etc., and dealing with the therapist's own fears about ageing. Illustrated throughout with case studies, practical solutions and with a troubleshooting section, this is essential reading for all clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and related health professionals who work with older people. * Authors are world authorities on depression and psychotherapy with older people * First book to be published on CBT with older people * Case studies and examples used throughout to illustrate the method and the problems of older people