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CBT for Older People: An Introduction

by Ken Laidlaw SAGE Publications Ltd
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Taking you step-by-step through the CBT process, this demonstrates the essential skills and knowledge needed to work competently with older people. Supported by clinical case examples, therapeutic dialogue, hints and tips and points for reflection, the book introduces and examines the - basic theoretical models in CBT and how they fit with older people - main behavioural interventions and their practical application - social context and relevant theories of aging, and the implications of assessment, diagnosis and treatment - issues of anxiety, worry, insomnia and depression, and more specialist applications of CBT for chronic illnesses - latest developments, thinking and empirical evidence for CBT with older people This is the ideal starter text for any counselling, health, nurse or social care trainee trying to get to grips with applying CBT techniques with older people. It is also a useful companion for the more experienced practitioner either new to CBT or to working with older people. Ken Laidlaw is a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at The University of Edinburgh and a Consultant Clinical Psychologist within NHS Lothian.

Preparing to use CBT with Older PeopleIntroduction to CBTPractical information for Psychotherapists working with Older PeopleCBT for Late Life DepressionCBT for Late Life AnxietyThe application of CBT with Older PeopleStructure and Content of CBT with Older PeopleThe Therapeutic Relationship in CBT with Older PeopleCognitive and Behavioural InterventionsAge Appropriate CBT: Case-conceptualization with Older PeopleSpecialist applications of CBT with Older PeopleAugmented Age Appropriate CBT: Enhancing Wisdom, Resilience and Self-acceptanceChronicity and ComorbidityCBT for People with Dementia and their CarersReferences

I found the style of writing easy to read and the author clearly engages with the reader in a meaningful way. The frequent use of case studies makes application of theory to real life situations much easier for the reader and the summaries and learning logs/reflection sections at the end of chapters are really useful. This is a great book for anyone with an interest in exploring the benefits, practices and challenges of use of CBT with the older person Traci Whitfield The eleven chapters cover a range of relevant and useful topics, from basic to complex presentations, including clients with mild to moderate dementia. It integrates theory with practice, and includes a number of helpful case studies. Ian James Andrew
University of East Anglia