Psychological Assessment and Therapy with Older People

Paperback | February 8, 2015

byBob G. Knight, Nancy A. Pachana

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Due to improvements in health and healthcare, the elderly population is expanding rapidly within the developed world. However, more and more elderly people require some form of psychological support at some point in their later years. The types of problems faced by this population are quitedistinct and often more complex than those faced by younger adults, and throw up many new challenges - in both assessment and treatment. Though there are books available that focus individually on assessment or treatment, few have combined the two into a single framework. Within this book Knight and Pachana argue that psychological assessment needs to be more tightly integrated with therapy, especially with older adult clients. Usingthe Contextual Adult Lifespan Theory for Adapting Psychotherapy (CALTAP) as a framework for applying our knowledge about developmental, social contextual, and cohort/generational factors that influence age differences in response to psychological assessment and therapy, they present an integratedframework for psychological assessment and therapy with older adults. This text is valuable for practitioners looking for a solid theoretical basis for the practice of assessment and therapy with older clients, students in graduate courses looking at later lifespan issues, and educators looking for material to enhance generalist psychotherapy courses with a lifespanperspective.

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Due to improvements in health and healthcare, the elderly population is expanding rapidly within the developed world. However, more and more elderly people require some form of psychological support at some point in their later years. The types of problems faced by this population are quitedistinct and often more complex than those fac...

Bob G. Knight, Ph.D. is the Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology at the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. He is the Editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences (2012-2015). He also serves as Director of the Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center. He is the...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pagesPublished:February 8, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199652538

ISBN - 13:9780199652532

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Table of Contents

1. The CALTAP Model and Working with the Older Adult Client2. CALTAP in Assessment Approaches and Strategies3. Depression in Late Life4. Anxiety in Later Life5. Dementia6. Psychological Issues Affecting Medical Conditions7. Substance Misuse and Abuse8. Sleep Disorders and Complaints in Later Life9. Psychosis and Bipolar Disorder10. Personality Disorders in Older Adults11. Supervision and Consultation in Clinical Geropsychology