Age-appropriate augmented cognitive behavior therapy to enhance treatment outcome for late-life depression and anxiety disorder

Laidlaw, Ken and Kishita, Naoko ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8453-2714 (2015) Age-appropriate augmented cognitive behavior therapy to enhance treatment outcome for late-life depression and anxiety disorder. GeroPsych, 28 (2). 57–66. ISSN 1662-971X

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Abstract

We present an explanation of the benefits of using gerontological theory to augment treatment outcome in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Traditional formulations/conceptualizations of CBT may not always be the most optimal fit when working with older people, who may be experiencing different developmental life stages compared to adults of working age. In addressing how CBT may be different with older people, it is proposed that one may augment CBT outcome by applying gerontological theory as “vehicles for change.” This evidence-based scientist approach is consistent with standard practice in CBT. This paper outlines some examples of how gerontological theory can be useful to bring about an enhanced treatment outcome.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: cbt,older people,attitudes to aging,selective optimization with compensation,wisdom enhancement
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Dementia & Complexity in Later Life
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Centres > Lifespan Health
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2015 14:22
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2023 01:28
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/54152
DOI: 10.1024/1662-9647/a000128

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