Cognitive behaviour therapy with older people by Ken Laidlaw
Cognitive behaviour therapy with older people by Ken Laidlaw pdf
Working with older people presents many challenges, but to what extent should one expect older people to change their lifestyles as a result of therapy? With what changes in society do therapists need to acquaint themselves in order to have realistic expectations of this patient group? Before embarking upon therapy with older people, many considerations need to be taken into account, not least of which is an understanding of the realities facing the individuals with whom the therapist may be working.
Many authoritative articles have been written about the process of working therapeutically with older people and it is often stated that knowledge of normal ageing is necessary for working with that age group.
However, it is rare for guidance to be given on the aspects of knowledge of the ageing process that would be helpful to the psychotherapeutic process. This chapter aims to orient the therapist to aspects of ageing that are important and to provide affirmation of existing knowledge of good practice for the experienced clinician.
SECTION I: WORKING EFFECTIVELY WITH OLDER PEOPLE: KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
- Basic Gerontology for Cognitive Therapists
- Psychotherapy with Older People
- Cognitive-Behavioural Model for Older People
SECTION II: COGNITIVE THERAPY FOR LATE-LIFE DEPRESSION
- CBT for Late-Life Depressive Disorders
- Behavioural Techniques
- Dealing with Negative Thoughts
- Changing Core Beliefs and Assumptions
SECTION III: COGNITIVE THERAPY WITH SPECIAL ISSUES
- Anxiety, Worry, Panic Disorder and Older People
- Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Physical Illness, Disability and Depression
- Post-Stroke Depression
- Depression in Dementia and Family Caregiving
SECTION IV: FINAL THOUGHTS
- What to do When your Patient Says
- Future Directions and Innovations in Practice
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