Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Older Adults: Innovations by Kristen H. Sorocco PhD, Sean Lauderdale PhD

By Kristen H. Sorocco PhD, Sean Lauderdale PhD

A one-stop source for middle self-discipline practitioners who offer psychological healthiness companies to the geriatric inhabitants, Cognitive habit treatment with Older Adults provides options for integrating cognitive behavioral treatment (CBT) abilities and cures into a variety of healthcare settings for getting older sufferers. Cognitive habit treatment with Older Adults is split into key elements: CBT for universal psychological illnesses for older adults and options throughout settings within which older adults are current. Evidence-based and provider-friendly, it emphasizes adapting CBT in particular for the getting older inhabitants and its particular wishes. Key good points: A normal advent on getting older that dispels myths and highlights the necessity to handle psychological illnesses between this age team Chapters that review epidemiology info, diagnostic standards, evaluation, and CBT techniques to therapy Case examples, together with those who depict a composite of a effectively getting older older grownup A entire source part together with handouts, notice templates, and different worthy assistance and worksheets for perform a list of supplemental texts, sufferer assets, and precis charts

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EPIDEMIOLOGY Prevalence Rates of Major Depressive Disorder in Older Adults Two of the most commonly used strategies for examining patterns of disorders in a given population is to examine the rates of disorder either as occurring within the past year (1-year prevalence rates) 36 Part I CBT and Common Mental Health Problems Among Older Adults or at anytime within the person’s lifetime (lifetime prevalence rates). The following prevalence rates are drawn from the recent literature reviews by Fiske, Wetherell, and Gatz (2009) and Blazer (2003) and from studies using large representative older adult samples including Gum, King-Kallimanis, and Kohn (2009) and Steffens, Fisher, Langa, Potter, and Plassman (2009).

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Coping cards are simple and concrete, and they have the advantage of being easy to carry around and can be accessed in any situation. Moreover, in addition to their use for facilitating cognitive restructuring, coping cards can also be used for listing or providing reminders of behavioral coping strategies that older clients can engage in for managing specific situations or experiences. Core Belief Identification and Modification In addition to identifying and changing automatic thoughts, cognitive behavioral therapists can also work with older clients to identify and change core beliefs.

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