This Third Edition of the bestselling Psychotherapy with Older Adults continues to offer students and professionals a thorough overview of psychotherapy with older adults. Using the contextual, cohort-based, maturity, specific challenge (CCMSC) model, it draws upon findings from scientific gerontology and life-span developmental psychology to describe how psychotherapy needs to be adapted for work with older adults, as well as when it is similar to therapeutic work with younger adults. Sensitively linking both research and experience, author Bob G. Knight provides a practical account of the knowledge, technique, and skills necessary to work with older adults in a therapeutic relationship. This volume considers the essentials of gerontology as well as the nature of therapy in depth, focusing on special content areas and common themes.

Ethical Issues and Concluding Thoughts on Psychotherapy with Older Adults
Ethical issues and concluding thoughts on psychotherapy with older adults

An important element of treating older adults like other clients is to use with them the same ethical standards as are used with younger clients. Haley and Mangum (1999) remind us of the important ethical principle of practicing within the scope of our professional competence and of using age-appropriate norms in assessment. This book has urged that professionals beginning to work with older adults need to consider the level of specialization and of additional preparation that would be required to do that work competently and therefore ethically. As this volume goes to press (autumn, 2003), the American Psychological Association has just adopted guidelines for practitioners to ...

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