Ken Laidlaw, Larry Thompson, Leah Dick–Siskin and Dolores Gallagher–Thompson draw upon their collective wealth of clinical experience to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to the applications of CBT to older adults.
Special features include:
- A new CBT model, effectively adapted from Beck′s basic CBT model, for use with older adults.
- Numerous clinical examples of the usefulness of CBT to treat depression, anxiety, caregiver distress and sleep disturbances.
- Recommendations for treating depression co–morbid with common medical problems including stroke, Parkinson′s disease, the dementias and arthritis.
- Specific recommendations for ′troubleshooting′ frequent dilemmas, such as managing suicidality.
- Appendices containing blank examples of forms used within the text, and recommended self–help books and websites for further consultation.
Foreword by Aaron T. Beck.
Section One: Working Effectively with Older People: Knowledge and Skills.
Chapter 1: Basic Gerontology for Cognitive Therapists.
Chapter 2: Psychotherapy with Older People.
Chapter 3: Cognitive–Behavioural Model for Older People.
Section Two: Cognitive Therapy for Late–Life Depression.
Chapter 4: CBT for Late–Life Depressive Disorders.
Chapter 5: Behavioural Techniques.
Chapter 6: Dealing with Negative Thoughts.
Chapter 7: Changing Core Beliefs and Assumptions.
Section Three: Cognitive Therapy with Special Issues.
Chapter 8: Anxiety, Worry, Panic Disorder and Older People.
Chapter 9: Insomnia and Sleep Disorders.
Chapter 10: Physical Illness, Disability and Depression.
Chapter 11: Post–Stroke Depression.
Chapter 12: Depression in Dementia and Family Caregiving.
Section Four: Final Thoughts.
Chapter 13: What to Do When your Patient Says .
Chapter 14: Future Directions and Innovations in Practice.
Appendix 1: Blank Forms.
Appendix 2: Useful Reference Material.
Appendix 3: Useful Websites.
" the best available guide to applying CBT to the problems of later life has much to offer an excellent review of the field contains many thought provoking ideas I recommend it." (Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, August 2006)