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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
The eleven chapters cover a range of relevant and useful topics, from basic to complex presentations, including clients with mild to moderate dementia. It integrates theory with practice, and includes a number of helpful case studies.
This book gives an excellent exposition of using cognitive behavior therapy with older people. It is accessible and encourages active engagement with the material. All the cases are highly illustrative and give a good idea of the problems people ask for help with. I would highly recommend this book to any learner, teacher or practitioner of CBT in any mental health profession.
An up to date work by Professor Ken Laidlaw that reflects his large clinical experience and provides valuable assessment and practical tools for professionals working with older adults. I would recommend it for practitioners as well as for students. In addition, it is very enjoyable reading.
Without question, this is the definitive guide for using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) effectively with Older People. This book will challenge assumptions, provides effective and practical strategies from gerontology to augment CBT techniques and is written in an accessible and user friendly format by the leading expert for CBT for Older People in the United Kingdom. It is loaded with the most up to date strategies and interventions and is written with authority and passion for the subject.
This book is a thought-provoking, accessible introduction to CBT for older people. Adults are living longer and CBT therapists need to understand the late-life journey before they experience it themselves. This book maps the territory in a highly informative and engaging way. It offers a high-quality integration of theory, evidence and practice with numerous learning opportunities for trainees and experienced therapists. The author dispels the myths of late life misery, at the same time illuminating the particular needs of older people struggling with emotional
A great resource helping to support development of skills in diversity and inclusivity. Considers all the factors of providing support for older people as well as practical skills and adjustments.
This text is accessible and comprehensive. Our trainees undertake clinical placements working with older people and this offers a practical and conceptual guide to the application of CBT in these settings.
As part of the introduction to counseling psychology and transitions across the lifespan, students have been recommended to read this book. With the growing older adult population and the importance of counseling psychologists engaging with older adults in mental health services this book has both theoretical and practical applications. It challenges the question of age and relates this to specific issues such as depression, anxiety, neurodegenerative disorders etcetera.
A bit too niche for our course requirements.
This is a really easy to read yet comprehensive overview of this area with current research. It is ideal for our trainees to give an overview of this area in a concise book
Not suitable for Adult nursing
Good resource for students new to using CBT with this population
very interesting book
This book will be adopted in the Master on Clinical and Health Psychology, for the classes on Psychological Consultation I and Psychological Consultation II.
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