CBT for Older People

An Introduction

by Kenneth Laidlaw

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  • 9781849204590
  • 9781473911406
  • 9781473911390

Going beyond simple procedural modifications, this is the first book to address how the application of gerontology to CBT practice can augment CBT’s effectiveness and appropriateness with older people. Taking you step-by-step through the CBT process and supported by clinical case examples, therapeutic dialogue, points for reflection and hints and tips, the book examines:

- basic theoretical models in CBT and how to relate them to work with older people

- main behavioural interventions and their practical application

- social context and relevant theories of aging

- implications of assessment, diagnosis and treatment

- issues of anxiety, worry and depression, and more specialist applications of CBT for chronic illnesses

- latest developments, thinking and empirical evidence.

This is an invaluable companion for any clinical psychology, counselling, CBT/IAPT, and social care trainee or professional new to working with older people, especially those who are keen to understand how the application of CBT may be different.

Professor Ken Laidlaw is Head of the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of East Anglia.


  • SAGE Publications; December 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473911406
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: CBT for Older People
  • Author: Kenneth Laidlaw
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781849204590
  • 9781473911406
  • 9781473911390

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I found the style of writing easy to read and the author clearly engages with the reader in a meaningful way. The frequent use of case studies makes application of theory to real life situations much easier for the reader and the summaries and learning logs/reflection sections at the end of chapters are really useful. 

This is a great book for anyone with an interest in exploring the benefits, practices and challenges of use of CBT with the older person

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781849204590
  • 9781473911406
  • 9781473911390