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 for Depression in Older Adults explains how to assess and treat depression using cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and problem–solving therapy.
Psychotherapy for Depression in Older Adults:
- Emphasizes the distinctive and unique characteristics of practice with older adults
- Illustrates the application of clinical skills in a wide variety of settings where older adults may be served (e.g., outpatient primary care, mental health centers, nursing homes)
- Includes extensive use of case material to illustrate specific approaches to advanced practice skills
- Provides references to specialized training materials for people with special needs
Ideal for all mental health professionals who want to increase their expertise in treating an aging population, as well as graduate students entering the field, this timely reference provides valuable information about geriatric mental health needs and services.
PART I: Depression and Aging (Sara H. Qualls).
1 Unique Aspects of Psychotherapy with Older Adults (Bob G. Knight).
2 The Nature of Depression in Later Life (Amy Fiske).
3 Assessing Depression in Older Adults (Melissa Snarski and Forrest Scogin).
PART II: Therapy Systems (Bob G. Knight).
4 Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults (Ken Laidlaw).
5 Interpersonal Psychotherapy with Older Adults (Gregory A. Hinrichsen).
6 Problem–Solving Therapy with Older Adults (Patricia A. Areán and Terri Huh).
7 Evidence–Based Psychological Treatment with Older Adults (Forrest Scogin and Adriana Yon).
Part III: The Contexts of Geropsychology Practice (Sara H. Qualls).
8 The Social and Cultural Context of Psychotherapy with Older Adults (Martha R. Crowther, Gia Robinson Shurgot, Martinique Perkins, and Rachel Rodriguez).
9 Psychotherapy in the Context of Long–Term Care (Deborah W. Frazer).
10 The Basics of Building and Managing a Geropsychology Practice (Paula E. Hartman–Stein).
Appendix A: Sample Form for Case Progress Notes for Psychotherapy and Health and Behavior Interventions.
Alma H. Bond (PsycCRITIQUES, August 15, 2007)
" a fine book that should be required reading for anyone connected with adults who are depressed." (PsycCritiques, Monday 24th September 2007)