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Strategies for Therapy with the Elderly

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Strategies for Therapy with the Elderly

SKU# 9780826180117

Living With Hope and Meaning, 2nd Edition

Author: Claire Brody PhD, Vicki Semel PsyD


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Newly revised and updated! In this second edition, Brody and Semel contend that meaningful and successful therapy can be accomplished with an aging population, debunking the belief that the elderly can not pick up or put into practice newly acquired information. Rather, the way in which therapy with aging adults is approached may affect the way in which the therapist initially experiences and reacts to the client because of stereotypes about aging.

    This book encompasses three major areas of work with elderly clients aged 60 years and older:
  • Living in nursing homes
  • Living in assisted living housing, while participating in community-oriented activities for the aged
  • Living independently and being seen in private practice

It comprises a variety of approaches, ranging from eclectic small group formats for nursing home residents, group and individual counseling in assisted living settings, and home care for the elderly, to psychoanalytic therapy techniques in private practice. Illustrative case examples used throughout the book bring to life successful strategies and interventions.

    New areas of focus include:
  • Treatment of stress and mental disorders
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Caregiving issues at home
  • Expanded information on Medicare coverage issues

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 27, 2005
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826180117
  • EISBN 9780826197894

Table of Contents 

    Foreword by Sheldon S. Tobin
    Preface by Claire M. Brody and Vicki G. Semel
    Part I: Introduction
  1. Stress and Mental Health in the Elderly, Marilyn S. Denninger
  2. Psychotherapeutic Interventions for Older Persons with Dementing Disorders, Michael Duffy

  3. Part II: Nursing Homes
  4. Working with Staff, Families, and Residents in an Institution: Review of the Literature, Claire M. Brody
  5. Reminiscence Groups with Women in a Nursing Home, Claire M. Brody
  6. Mothers and Daughters: Caretaking and Adjustment Issues, Claire M. Brody
  7. Working with Alzheimer's Disease Residents of a Nursing Home, Claire M. Brody

  8. Part III: Issues of the Elderly in the Community
  9. Caregiving: An Overview with Clinical Examples, Miriam E. Lemerman
  10. Housing and Community Options, Jennifer L. Rutberg
  11. Therapeutic Activity Programs for Assisted Living Facilities, Benjamin W. Pierce

  12. Part IV: Private Practice
  13. Individual Treatment of a Borderline Older Woman: The Case of Mrs. Z, Vicki G. Semel
  14. Modern Psychoanalytic Therapy with an Aging Man: The Failure to Attain Occupational Success, Vicki G. Semel
  15. Private Practice with the Aging Couple: Two Unusual Cases, Vicki G. Semel
  16. Countertransference and Ageism: Therapist Reactions to the Older Patient, Vicki G. Semel

  17. Part V: Relevant Issues and Approaches to Thereapy
  18. The Political Reality of Medicare: History and Treatment Issues, Miriam E. Lemerman