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(p. 21) Assessment of Older Adults 

(p. 21) Assessment of Older Adults
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(p. 21) Assessment of Older Adults
Author(s):

Dolores Gallagher-Thompson

and Larry W. Thompson

DOI:
10.1093/med-psych/9780195383690.003.0002
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date: 23 September 2018

Assessment of cognitive, emotional, and functional status is recommended prior to beginning CBT with an older client. This provides a clearer understanding of the client’s main problems and enables the therapist to determine whether or not the client is a suitable candidate for CBT. This chapter outlines preparation for assessment, the CBT model for older adults, assessment of alcohol or other substance abuse, depression and anxiety, suicide ideation, medical history, and social support.

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