A one-stop resource for core discipline practitioners who provide mental health services to the geriatric population, Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults presents strategies for integrating cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) skills and therapies into various healthcare settings for aging patients.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults is divided into key two parts: CBT for common mental health problems for older adults and innovations across settings in which older adults are present. Evidence-based and provider-friendly, it emphasizes adapting CBT specifically for the aging population and its specific needs.
- A general introduction on aging that dispels myths and highlights the need to address mental health problems among this age group
- Chapters that overview epidemiology data, diagnostic criteria, assessment, and CBT approaches to treatment
- Case examples, including those that depict a composite of a successfully aging older adult
- A comprehensive resource section including handouts, note templates, and other useful tips and worksheets for practice
- A listing of supplemental texts, patient resources, and summary charts
Table of Contents
1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy With Older Adults
2. Major Depressive Disorder
3. Psychosocial Treatment of Bipolar Disorder in Older Adults
4. Suicidal Older Adults: Suicide Risk Assessments, Safety Planning, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
5. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Late-Life Depression and Comorbid Psychiatric Conditions
6. Generalized Anxiety Disorder Among Older Adults
7. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Older Adults
8. Assessment and Cognitive-Behaviorally Oriented Interventions for Older Adults With Dementia
9. Sexual Health in Older Adults: Conceptualization and Treatment
10. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Older Adults in the Primary Care Setting
11. Integrating Neuropsychological Functioning Into Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Implications for Older Adults
HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE
12. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Within the Palliative Care Setting
13. Integrated Depression Care for Homebound Medically Ill Older Adults: Using Evidence-Based Problem-Solving Therapy
VETERANS AFFAIRS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM
14. Prolonged Exposure Therapy for Older Combat Veterans in the Veterans Affairs Health Care System
IMPLEMENTING CBT FOR CAREGIVERS
15. The Stress-Busting Program: The Evolution and Implementation of a Self-Help Program for Family Caregivers
Kristen Hilliard Sorocco, PhD, Assistant Professor of Research, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Psychologist Community Living Center VA Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK. Dr. Sorocco is building her resume as a chapter author in 3 books including HANDBOOK OF OBESITY INTERVENTION FOR THE LIFESPAN (Springer, 2009), COGNTIIVE BEHAVIRO THERAPY WITH EHTINICALLY DIVERSE POPULATIONS (APA, 2006), and journal articles appearing in The Clinical Gerontologist, the Behavior Therapist, Journal of Clinical Geropsychology. Among her other memberships, she is the leader of the Special Interest Group on behavior Therapy and Aging, ABCT.
Sean Lauderdale, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Pittsburg State University. He is also director of Pittsburg State University's Center for Human Services' Older Adult Screening and Intervention Services (OASIS), which provides psychological screening and assessment services specifically tailored for older adults. . Among the many professional journals in which his work appears include The Gerontologist, Clinical Gerontologist, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. Dr. Lauderdale has been an invited reviewer for the Clinical Gerontologist, Psychosomatics, and Therapy.