Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Older Adults

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American Psychological Association, Jan 1, 2006 - Psychology - 227 pages
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"This volume applies interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), as developed by Gerald Klerman, Myrna Weissman, and their colleagues, to older adults with depression. It also draws on IPT research on late-life depression conducted by Ellen Frank, Charles Reynolds, and their collaborators at the University of Pittsburgh. With cognizance of broader issues that apply to psychotherapeutic work with older adults, the original IPT framework for the treatment of depression in younger adults can be applied to older adults. The volume first reviews relevant gerontology issues that provide the broader context in which older lives are lived. Knowledge of depression and later life are then discussed in Chapter 2 along with general clinical recommendations for the assessment and treatment of older adults. In Chapter 3, we make a clinical and research case for why IPT is especially well-suited for older people. In Chapter 4, the general structure of IPT is reviewed along with a distillation of salient research. In much of the remainder of the book we discuss how to conduct IPT, drawing on our clinical experience with older people. A chapter is devoted to common problems that arise for those who are learning IPT. The final chapter includes a summary of concluding remarks and guidance for those who want to gain further knowledge and experience in the application of IPT. The book concludes with an annotated list of resources"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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Depression and Older Adults
21
Origins Structure
43
Interpersonal Psychotherapy for LateLife
61
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Kathleen F. Clougherty is a clinical instructor is social work at the Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine. Gregory A. Hinrichsen is director of psychology training at The Zucker Hillside Hospital, North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, and associate professor of psychiatry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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