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.

Psychological Assessment and Therapy with Older Adults

Author: Bob G. Knight
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199652538
Format: PDF
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Due to improvements in health and healthcare, the elderly population is expanding rapidly within the developed world. However, more and more elderly people require some form of psychological support at some point in their later years. The types of problems faced by this population are quite distinct and often more complex than those faced by younger adults, and throw up many new challenges - in both assessment and treatment. Within this book Knight andPachana argue that psychological assessment needs to be more tightly integrated with therapy, especially with older adult clients. Using the Contextual Adult Lifespan Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy(CALTAP) as a framework for applying our knowledge about developmental, social contextual, and cohort/generational factors that influence age differences in response to psychological assessment and therapy, they present an integrated framework for psychological assessment and therapy with older adults.

Talking Over the Years

Author: Sandra Evans
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781583911433
Format: PDF
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How can we work effectively with older people? What contribution can be made by the field of psychodynamics? It is now recognised that older adults can benefit from psychodynamic therapy and that psychodynamic concepts can help to illuminate the thorny issues of aging and the complications of later life. Talking Over the Years begins by examining how ideas of old age are represented by the key psychodynamic theorists of the twentieth century including Freud, Jung, Klein and Winnicott. Contributors go on to draw on their own experiences in a range of settings to demonstrate the value of psychodynamic concepts in clinical practice, covering subjects such as: brief and long-term work with individuals, couples and groups the expressive therapies: art, music, dance and movement ethical considerations training, supervision and support sexuality. Illustrated by a wealth of clinical material, Talking Over the Years increases psychodynamic awareness, helping practitioners become more sensitive to their patients' needs to the benefit of both the patient and the professional.

Older Adults in Psychotherapy

Author: Bob Knight
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN:
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Depression, grieving and preparation for death are among the themes covered in this volume of twenty case histories of older people in psychotherapy. Major themes are introduced and gerontological issues of concern to psychotherapists examined. Each case presentation is followed by an explication of content as well as discussion of rapport-building, treatment techniques, and gerontological and transference issues. The volume concludes with an exploration of lessons learned from the case histories. Knight also introduces a model for approaching therapy with the elderly.

Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults

Author: Sara Honn Qualls
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470054484
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults

Author: Kristen H. Sorocco, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826106209
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A one-stop resource for core discipline practitioners who provide mental health services to the geriatric population, Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults presents strategies for integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills and therapies into various healthcare settings for aging patients. Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults is divided into key two parts: CBT for common mental health problems for older adults and innovations across settings in which older adults are present. Evidence-based and provider-friendly, it emphasizes adapting CBT specifically for the aging population and its specific needs. Key features: A general introduction on aging that dispels myths and highlights the need to address mental health problems among this age group Chapters that overview epidemiology data, diagnostic criteria, assessment, and CBT approaches to treatment Case examples, including those that depict a composite of a successfully aging older adult A comprehensive resource section including handouts, note templates, and other useful tips and worksheets for practice A listing of supplemental texts, patient resources, and summary charts

Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People in Care

Author: Felicity Chapman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784507512
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The global population is ageing rapidly yet there is a shortage of skilled professionals able to support the wellbeing of older people in care. Older people can be more vulnerable to mental health issues such as loneliness, anxiety, grief, loss, and cognitive changes, and need therapeutic support that addresses their specific needs and conditions. This supportive guide for psychotherapists, counsellors and other professionals working with older people, addresses the growing demand for mental health services for older adults. It covers a range of issues that arise within this demographic including residential living, the referral process, assessment and engagement, and attitudes towards ageing, while contextualising these issues within larger social and political frameworks. The author describes specific interventions such as Narrative Therapy, Reminiscence Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with practical case studies woven in throughout the book.

Art Therapy with Older Adults

Author: Erin Partridge
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 178450940X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book outlines a framework for art therapy with older adults rooted in a belief in the autonomy and self-efficacy of older adults, including those with dementia or other diseases of later life. Advocating for a more collaborative approach to art-making, the author presents approaches and directives designed to facilitate community engagement, stimulate intellectual and emotional exploration, and promote a sense of individual and collective empowerment. Relevant to community, assisted living, skilled nursing and dementia-care environments, it includes detailed case studies and ideas for using art therapy to tackle stigma around stroke symptoms and dementia, encourage increased interactions between older adults in care homes, promote resilience, and much more.

Family Therapy with Older Adults Their Families

Author: Alison Marriott
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780863882326
Format: PDF
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This is a practically based introduction to family therapy with older adults and their families. The book sets the context for family work with later-life families and outlines both techniques and ideas that can be applied in this area, including:* genograms and family maps,* hypothesising skills,* use of circular questions,* use of a reflecting team approach,* later life cysle issues and their clinical implications.Case examples and exercises are used to illustrate the issues discussed and to invite reader participation. This book is aimed at those working with elderly people and/or their families, who wish to consider how family therapy techniques can be applied to this later-life client group, and who do not necissarily have any prior experience of this way of working.This book is aimed at those working with elderly people and/or their families, who wish to consider how family therapy techniques can be applied to this later-life client group, and who do not necissarily have any prior experience of this way of working.