Making Evidence-Based Psychological Treatments Work With Older Adults

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In this edited volume, geropsychology scholars Forrest Scogin and Avani Shah bring researchers and clinicians together to discuss the prevalent psychological disorders that afflict older adults. Each chapter focuses on one of the major presenting problems—anxiety, insomnia, depression, memory function, and behavioral disturbances—with researchers identifying successful evidence-based treatments (EBTs), and clinicians discussing how their specific expertise and flexibility maximized EBT fidelity while tailoring the EBT to the special needs and conditions of their older clients.

Written for clinicians who specialize in psychotherapy and counseling with older adults, this timely book will also appeal to practitioners who work with elders in assisted-living facilities or in home settings. The final chapter of the book is devoted to family caregivers who also experience psychological symptoms in caring for an older parent or other relative.


"A terrific example of research-to-practice translation that adds to the extant literature and will help define practice standards. The information is presented clearly, reflects the best contemporary thinking and was written with the practitioner in mind. This is an ideal resource for students, trainees, and practitioners who wish to learn more about and improve their therapeutic skills with a highly vulnerable population in need of exemplary care." -- New England Psychologist