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.
Chapter Two: Practical Information for Psychotherapists Working with Older People
Practical Information for Psychotherapists Working with Older People
In this chapter, it helps to understand that there are general facts and individual experiences about working with older clients. It is important to reconcile the two while differentiating one from the other. It may seem as if there is too much external information you need to equip yourself with prior ...