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Casebook of Clinical Geropsychology


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Psychotherapeutic Perspectives 1: Greg Hinrichson: Sexual orientation issues in the context of interpersonal therapy for late life depression 2: Ken Laidlaw & Dichelle Wong: Treatment of depression in later life using cognitive behavior therapy 3: Maria Marquez-Gonzalez, Rosa Romero-Moreno & Andres Losada: Caregiving issues in a therapeutic context: new insights from the acceptance and commitment approach 4: Jane Garner & Sandra Evans: Psychodynamic approaches to the challenges of ageing 5: Kim Halford: Couples therapy: relationships, intimacy and sexuality in later life 6: Susan Benbow & Gillian Goodwillie: Think family: systemic therapy in later life 7: Bob Knight: Process issues in psychotherapy supervision Conceptualisations in a diagnostic context 8: Inger Hilde Nordhus & Minna J. Hynninen: Treating late-life anxiety in chronic medical illness and cognitive impairment 9: Ian James: The treatment of challenging behaviours in care facilities 10: Nancy A. Pachana, Helen Paton, and Natasha Squelch: The importance of feedback and communication strategies with older adults: therapeutic and ethical considerations 11: Simon Smith: Insomnia and sleep disorders 12: Erlene Rosowsky & Dan Segal: Personality disorders in later life 13: Gerard Byrne: Bereavement issues in later life Approaches to specific populations 14: Dolores Gallagher-Thompson: Psychotherapy with the oldest old 15: Bret Hicken, Angela Plowhead, and William Gibson: Values, validity and ethical angst: assessment of mental capacity in older adults 16: Anne Margriet Pot & Bernadette Willemse: Clinical geropsychology in long term care facilities 17: Helen Fung-kum Chiu: Suicide in later life

About the Author

Dr. Nancy A. Pachana is an Associate Professor in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of ageing, and has been teaching and conducting research in the field of geropsychology for almost 20 years. Her main research interests include driving in later life, novel interventions in residential aged care environments and assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in later life. She has a strong interest in improving the training of mental health professionals internationally, particularly in psychology. She is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Psychogeriatric Association. She received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1992.

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