Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life: Assessment and Treatment

Paperback | June 15, 2008

EditorKen Laidlaw, Bob Knight

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Although the perceptions and realities of ageing have changed markedly over the last few decades, for practitioners working with older people, emotional problems remain a major factor of health and happiness in later life. This handbook provides a concise, authoritative and up to date guide tobest practice in therapy for older people, for a wide range of mental health professionals. The editors bring together chapters by experienced trainers and clinicians that cover all the significant problems and issues in the assessment and treatment of emotional disorders in later life. The introductory chapters examine the individual, social, cultural and physical experience of ageing,and provide an essential background for a caring and professional understanding of related emotional disorders and their effective treatment. Throughout the book, key research and clinical experience is reported as underlying evidence based treatment, but the emphasis is on practical guidance forassessment and interventions, rather than detailed discussion of methodological issues. With each chapter written by a specialist in their field, a range of expertise is provided in a single source, making this book an invaluable resource for anyone dealing with the mental health needs of olderpeople.

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Although the perceptions and realities of ageing have changed markedly over the last few decades, for practitioners working with older people, emotional problems remain a major factor of health and happiness in later life. This handbook provides a concise, authoritative and up to date guide tobest practice in therapy for older people, ...

Ken Laidlaw, MA, MPhil., PhD, C.Psychol., is a qualified clinical psychologist and academic with many years experience of service development and research with older people. He gained his PhD at Edinburgh University. He is employed part of his time at the University of Edinburgh within the school of Health in Social Science and until ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.99 inPublished:June 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I - Understanding Emotional Problems in Later Life1. K Warner Schaie: A lifespan developmental perspective of psychological aging2. Bob Woods: Normal and abnormal ageing3. Bob Knight and Cecilia Poon: Contextual adult lifespan theory for adapting psychotherapy (CALTAP)Part II - Psychotherapy Treatment Approaches with Older People4. Ken Laidlaw and Larry W Thompson: Cognitive behaviour therapy with older people5. Ian James: Schemas and schema focused approaches with older people6. Gregory A Hinrichsen: Interpersonal psychotherapy as a treatment for late life depression7. Inger Hilde Nordhus: Current psychodynamic approaches with older people8. Sara Qualls: Caregiver family therapyPart III - Assessment and Treatment of Common Emotional Disorders in Later Life9. Kaci Fairchild and Forrest Scogin: Assessment and treatment of depression10. Jeffrey A Cully and Melinda A Stanley: Assessment and treatment of anxiety in later life11. Niall M Broomfield, Matthew R Wild and Colin Espie: Assessment and treatment of insomnia12. Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Tamarra Dupart, Weiling Liu, Tamiko Eto and Larry W Thompson: Assessment and treatment of bereavement in late lifePart IV - Special Problems in Later Life13. Paul Duberstein and Marnin J Heisel: Assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviour in later life14. Rebecca Logsdon, Susan McCurry and Linda Teri: Assessment and treatment of dementia related affective disturbances15. Shirley A Thomas and Nadina Lincoln: Assessment and treatment of post-stroke depression and anxiety16. Ken Laidlaw: Assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety in Parkinson's disease17. Louis D Burgio, Bettina Schmid and Misti N Johnson: Issues in assessment and intervention for distress in Alzheimer caregivers18. Esme Moniz-Cook: Assessment and treatment of excessive behaviours19. Bob G Knight and Gia Robinson Shurgot: Psychological assessment and treatment with older adults: past trends and future directions