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Psychotherapy with Older Adults - Bob G. Knight

Psychotherapy with Older Adults

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<P>This <STRONG>Third Edition</STRONG> of the bestselling <STRONG>Psychotherapy with Older Adults</STRONG> continues to offer students and professionals a thorough overview of psychotherapy with older adults. Using the contextual, cohort-based, maturity, specific challenge (CCMSC) model, it draws upon findings from scientific gerontology and life-span developmental psychology to describe how psychotherapy needs to be adapted for work with older adults, as well as when it is similar to therapeutic work with younger adults. Sensitively linking both research and experience, author Bob G. Knight provides a practical account of the knowledge, technique, and skills necessary to work with older adults in a therapeutic relationship. This volume considers the essentials of gerontology as well as the nature of therapy in depth, focusing on special content areas and common themes.</P> <P><STRONG>Psychotherapy with Older Adults</STRONG> includes a comprehensive discussion of assessment and options for intervention. Numerous case examples illustrate the dynamics of the therapeutic task and issues covered in therapy and stress the human element in working with older adults. A concluding chapter considers ethical questions and the future of psychotherapy with older adults. <BR>The author has updated the <STRONG>Third Edition</STRONG> to reflect new research findings and has written two entirely new chapters covering psychotherapy with persons with dementia and psychotherapy with caregivers of frail older adults.</P>

"Bob G. Knight's largest contribution is his excellent discussion of therapy. The book is clearly written, with a good use of summaries and case examples to clarify the major points. By linking research findings to practice experience, Knight has provided a pragmatic introduction which should be helpful to psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses working with older adults." -- JOURNAL OF APPLIED GERONTOLOGY
"I recommend this book to anyone interested in working with the elderly, partly because of the content and partly because the author presents the case for doing psychotherapy with the elderly with realism and enthusiasm." -- BEHAVIOR RESEARCH & THERAPY

Gerontology for Psychotherapists: The Contextual, Cohort Based, Maturity/Specific Challenge Model
Adaptations of Psychotherapy for Older Adults
Building Rapport with the Older Client
Transference & Countertransference with Older Clients
Guidelines for Assessment in the Context of the Practice of Psychotherapy
Griefwork with Older Adults
Chronic Illness in Later Life
Psychotherapy for the Person with Dementia
Psychotherapy with Family Caregivers of Frail Older Adults
Life Review in Psychotherapy with Older Adults
Ethical Issues & Concluding Thoughts on Psychotherapy with Older Adults
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ISBN: 9780761923732
ISBN-10: 076192373X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 16.5  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised