By Ken Laidlaw, Larry W. Thompson, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Leah Dick-Siskin
Final Release Date: July 2003
Seeing older age as a time of loss and helplessness too oftenprevents therapists from providing treatments that can be ofenormous benefit to older people.
Ken Laidlaw, Larry Thompson, Leah Dick-Siskin and DoloresGallagher-Thompson draw upon their collective wealth of clinicalexperience to provide a comprehensive and practical guide to theapplications of CBT to older adults.
Special features include:
A new CBT model, effectively adapted from Beck's basic CBTmodel, for use with older adults.
Numerous clinical examples of the usefulness of CBT to treatdepression, anxiety, caregiver distress and sleepdisturbances.
Recommendations for treating depression co-morbid with commonmedical problems including stroke, Parkinson's disease, thedementias and arthritis.
Specific recommendations for 'troubleshooting' frequentdilemmas, such as managing suicidality.
Appendices containing blank examples of forms used within thetext, and recommended self-help books and websites for furtherconsultation.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People is essentialreading for all clinical psychologists, psychiatrists and relatedhealth professionals who work with older people."...a coherently argued, well referenced work that successfullychampions its case..." (Mental Health Today, October 2003)
"…the best available guide to applying CBT to the problemsof later life…has much to offer…an excellent review ofthe field…contains many thought provoking ideas…Irecommend it." (Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy,August 2006)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with Older People
Ken Laidlaw, Larry W. Thompson, Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Leah Dick-Siskin