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Handbook of Emotional Disorders in Later Life


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Part I - Understanding Emotional Problems in Later Life 1: K Warner Schaie: A lifespan developmental perspective of psychological aging 2: Bob Woods: Normal and abnormal ageing 3: Bob G. Knight & Lewina O. Lee: Contextual adult lifespan theory for adapting psychotherapy (CALTAP) Part II - Psychotherapy Treatment Approaches with Older People 4: Ken Laidlaw & Larry W Thompson: Cognitive behaviour therapy with older people 5: Ian James: Schemas and schema focused approaches with older people 6: Gregory A Hinrichsen: Interpersonal psychotherapy as a treatment for late life depression 7: Inger Hilde Nordhus: Current psychodynamic approaches with older people 8: Sara Qualls: Caregiver family therapy Part III - Assessment and Treatment of Common Emotional Disorders in Later Life 9: Kaci Fairchild & Forrest Scogin: Assessment and treatment of depression 10: Jeffrey A Cully & Melinda A Stanley: Assessment and treatment of anxiety in later life 11: Niall M Broomfield, Matthew R Wild & Colin Espie: Assessment and treatment of insomnia 12: Dolores Gallagher-Thompson, Tamarra Dupart, Weiling Liu, Tamiko Eto & Larry W Thompson: Assessment and treatment of bereavement in late life Part IV - Special Problems in Later Life 13: Paul Duberstein & Marnin J Heisel: Assessment and treatment of suicidal behaviour in later life 14: Rebecca Logsdon, Susan McCurry & Linda Teri: Assessment and treatment of dementia related affective disturbances 15: Shirley A Thomas & Nadina Lincoln: Assessment and treatment of post-stroke depression and anxiety 16: Ken Laidlaw: Assessment and treatment of depression and anxiety in Parkinson's disease 17: Louis D Burgio, Bettina Schmid & Misti N Johnson: Issues in assessment and intervention for distress in Alzheimer caregivers 18: Esme Moniz-Cook: Assessment and treatment of excessive behaviours 19: Bob G Knight & Gia Robinson Shurgot: Psychological assessment and treatment with older adults: past trends and future directions

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Ken Laidlaw, MA, MPhil., PhD, C.Psychol., is a qualified clinical psychologist and academic with many years experience of service development and research with older people. He gained his PhD at Edinburgh University. He is employed part of his time at the University of Edinburgh within the school of Health in Social Science and until recently he was deputy course director on the Clinical Psychology Training Programme. He is also employed with NHS Lothian where he is consultant clinical psychologist and professional lead for older adult clinical psychology services for Edinburgh. He is regularly invited to present clinical workshops nationally and internationally on the application of CBT with older people. He has written a number of articles and book chapters on CBT with older people. His research interests are ongoing and include looking at the development of treatment approaches for older people with emotional distress and significant chronic health problems. Bob G. Knight, Ph.D. is the Merle H. Bensinger Professor of Gerontology and Professor of Psychology at the Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California. In addition to that position, he also serves as Director of the Tingstad Older Adult Counseling Center and faculty director of the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center. He is currently serving the Department of Psychology as Director of Clinical Training. He has published extensively in mental health and aging (including 'Psychotherapy with Older Adults', 'Outreach with the Elderly', 'A guide to psychotherapy and aging: Effective clinical interventions in a life-stage context' and 'Psychotherapy with depression in older adults'. He has also been active in various professional organizations relating to psychology and aging.

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