CBT for Older People: An Introduction

CBT for Older People: An Introduction

By: Kenneth Laidlaw (author)Paperback

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Going beyond simple procedural modifications, this is the first book to address how the application of gerontology to CBT practice can augment CBT's effectiveness and appropriateness with older people. Taking you step-by-step through the CBT process and supported by clinical case examples, therapeutic dialogue, points for reflection and hints and tips, the book examines: - basic theoretical models in CBT and how to relate them to work with older people - main behavioural interventions and their practical application - social context and relevant theories of aging - implications of assessment, diagnosis and treatment - issues of anxiety, worry and depression, and more specialist applications of CBT for chronic illnesses - latest developments, thinking and empirical evidence. This is an invaluable companion for any clinical psychology, counselling, CBT/IAPT, and social care trainee or professional new to working with older people, especially those who are keen to understand how the application of CBT may be different. Professor Ken Laidlaw is Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia.

About Author

Professor Ken Laidlaw is Head of Department of Clinical Psychology and Programme Director of the ClinPsyD Clinical Psychology Training Programme within the Norwich Medical School, at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Professor Laidlaw is also currently honorary consultant clinical psychologist with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust, having for many years served as Professional Lead of an Older Adult Clinical Psychology Service in Scotland. He maintains active and ongoing research activity in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for late life depression and anxiety, especially with complex, chronic and comorbid conditions. From 2000 to 2001 he was invited to spend a year at University of Pennsylvania (PENN) in Philadelphia with Aaron T. Beck, the father of CBT, as visiting scholar. He has a long and productive association with Professors Larry W. Thompson and Dolores Gallagher-Thompson at Stanford University, California, USA. He was the Principal Investigator on the first UK RCT of CBT for late Life depression. His manual for this trial has subsequently been used in other clinical trials. He also led the development of a cross-cultural Attitudes to Ageing Questionnaire (AAQ), that was pilot and field trialed in 20 countries worldwide. This is now used widely in international trials. His conceptualization framework for CBT with older people is part of the National (England) IAPT curriculum materials for HI IAPT workers. He authored the older adults section of the evidence-based guide to the commissioning of psychological therapies for the NHS in Scotland (The Matrix, NES, 2011).


Preparing to use CBT with Older People Introduction to CBT Practical information for Psychotherapists working with Older People CBT for Late Life Depression CBT for Late Life Anxiety The application of CBT with Older People Structure and Content of CBT with Older People The Therapeutic Relationship in CBT with Older People Cognitive and Behavioural Interventions Age Appropriate CBT: Case-conceptualization with Older People Specialist applications of CBT with Older People Augmented Age Appropriate CBT: Enhancing Wisdom, Resilience and Self-acceptance Chronicity and Comorbidity CBT for People with Dementia and their Carers References

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  • ISBN13: 9781849204606
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781849204606
  • weight: 390
  • ISBN10: 1849204608

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