Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing

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Robert T. Woods, Linda Clare
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Psychology - 658 pages
The first authoritative reference on clinical psychology and aging, the Handbook of the Clinical Psychology of Ageing was universally regarded as a landmark publication when it was first published in 1996. Fully revised and updated, the Second Edition retains the breadth of coverage of the original, providing a complete and balanced picture of all areas of clinical research and practice with older people. Contributions from the UK, North America, Scandinavia and Australia provide a broad overview of the psychology of aging, psychological problems (including depression, anxiety, psychosis, and dementia), the current social service context, and assessment and intervention techniques.
 

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Contents

Preface
xv
1 Introduction
1
Part One Ageing
15
Part Two Psychological Problems
95
Part Three Service Context
235
Part Four Assessment
361
Part Five Intervention
437
Index
613
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About the author (2008)

Bob Woods has been practising as a clinical psychologist with older people for over 30 years. His interest was activated prior to clinical training by his experience working initially as a clinical psychologist in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where the is a strong tradition of old age research. Subsequently he combined extensive clinical work with older people with academic appointment at the Institute of Psychiatry. London and University College, London. In both settings he was heavily involved in training clinical psychologist in work with older people. in 1996, he was appointed to the first Chair in Clinical Psychology with Older People in the UK, At the University of Wales, Bangor, where he is also-Co-Director of the Dementia services Development Centre Wales, Academic Directors of the North Wales Clinical Psychology Programme and Director of the Wales Dementias Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Network (NEURODEM Cymru). His publications have included over 120 books, book chapters and journal articles, and his research has included studies on both depression and dementia,on assessment and therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. he received the Alzheimer's Society therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. He received the Alzhemier's Society therapeutic approaches, and on family caregivers. He received the Alzheimer's Society twenty-fifth Anniversary Award "for contributions to the Alzheimer's Society and to the twenty-fifth Anniversary Award 'for contributions to the Alzheimer's Society and to the cause of people with dementia and their careers in 2004, and the British Psychological Society Division of Clinical Psychology M B Shapiro Award, for a career contribution to the development of clinical psychology in 2006. He continues o work clinically, in the Bangor memory Clinic.

Linda Clare is a chartered clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist. She holds the post of Reader in Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Wales Bangor, interests focus primarily on the theoretical and clinical issues surrounding awareness and self-concept, the impact of progressive cognitive impairment on self and relationship and the potential of neuropsychological rehabilitation for people with early-stage dementia. Her career and recent research focuses on the application of cognitive rehabilitation for people with early stage dementia, on the implications and impact of differing feels of people with early sage dementia, on the implications and impact of differing levels of awareness in people with early-stage dementia, and on issue sin family caregiving. She has also published a substantial set of qualitative studies analyzing the subjective experience of dementia and the way in which both people with dementia and their family members attempt to adjust and cope at different stages of he disorder. As well as publishing over 70 journal articles, Dr Clare has coauthored a book for patients and families on coping with memory problems and has authored and coedited texts on cognitive rehabilitation in dementia and on disturbances of awareness. She currently serves as Editor for the Cochrane Dementia and Cognitive Impairment Group, is on the Editorial board of the journal Neuropsychological rehabilitation, and contributes to a number of research and professional networks. In 2003, she received the May Davidson Award from the British Psychological Society for her contribution to the development of clinical psychology.

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